Hyundai announce spec for the upcoming SUV Kona

Hyundai has announced the spec for the upcoming Kona, its compact SUV.

Two petrol, turbocharged engines will be available. The first is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder, developing 118bhp and 172Nm of torque, with 0-60mph acceleration of 11.8 seconds and a top speed of 112mph. Fuel economy is 52.3mpg, with CO2 emissions of 125g/km.

The larger engine is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder, producing 175bhp and 265Nm of torque. The 0-60mph time is 7.7 seconds and the top speed is 127mph. Emissions of 153g/km CO2 are claimed, and the car will return 42.2mpg.

Two gearboxes are available — a six-speed manual, offered only with the 1.0-litre engine, and a seven-speed automatic, exclusive to the 1.6-litre unit.

Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, lane keep assist, hill-start assist, and downhill brake control.

Five trim levels are available for the Kona: S, SE, Premium, Premium SE and Premium GT.

The range-topping Premium GT includes four-wheel drive, full LED tail lamps, and headlamps with high-beam assist, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support and wireless charging — as well as a safety pack, featuring autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian recognition.


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