Hyundai has unveiled the India-Bound Kona compact SUV At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Hyundai, the South Korean automaker has unveiled the new Hyundai Kona compact SUV at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The company is also considering this car for Indian market, but in electric avatar. Based on Hyundai’s evolved fluidic design philosophy, the car gets signature Hyundai styling cues like the Cascading grille. In India, this model could be launched by the end of 2018 or early 2019. Also Read – Hyundai Kona Electric Is Coming To India
Talking about styling, the SUV gets a two-tier headlamp setup at the front, while the flared wheel arches gives it a sporty profile. The company claims that the SUV will come with ten exterior colours and two roof designs, along with a total of twenty exterior colour options.
Inside the cabin, the Hyundai Kona compact SUV gets a heads-up display, which shows all the details to driver. It is equipped with an optional eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This system is claimed to offer a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services. It offers updated information in real time such as weather, traffic, speed cameras and online searches for points of interests. Additionally, it gets an optional wireless inductive charging pad for charging mobile phones. Also See – Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition Pictures
The European-spec model will come with two engine options – 1.0-litre T-GDI and 1.6-litre T-GDI. While the former is good for 120PS of power at 6,000rpm and 172Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000rpm, the latter produces 177PS of power at 5,500rpm and 265Nm of torque between 1,500-4,500rpm. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT automatic with an optional 4-wheel-drive layout. There will be a new 1.6-litre diesel engine that offers two states of tunes – 115PS and 136PS. Both front wheel and all-wheel-drive versions will be on offer.
While the entry-level 1.0L engine is claimed to offer 18.8kmpl, the 1.6L unit offers 13.6kmpl. On safety front, the Kona gets blind spot detection, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, driver attention alert, static bending light and smart high beam.
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