The bigger, bolder and more refined all-new KONA is out to set a new small SUV standard, with its futuristic design and spacious and versatile cabin packed with leading-edge technology. New-Generation KONA 2.0 petrol and 1.6 turbo AWD are available at launch, with Hybrid and EV variants set to follow after.
An EV-led design for all-new KONA is headlined by seamless horizon lighting and signature separated headlights, with Active Air Flaps in place of a conventional grille. All-new KONA’s bold new body is also bigger, bringing expanded cabin and cargo space to build on the model’s renowned practicality and versatility.
With one of the best-in-class cabin spaces, KONA’s 2nd row passengers benefit from 77mm longer leg room and 11mm higher headroom when compared to the previous generation. Second-row shoulder room (1,402mm) is also among the largest in its class, providing the best habitability in ‘living space’ rear for passengers. Creating a heightened ambience inside all-new KONA is a new ‘floating’ horizontal dashboard along with key features such as the 12.3-inch multimedia system and Shift by Wire drive selector.
All KONA models feature 18-inch alloy wheel as standard, LED headlights and taillights, and dual-zone climate control. Premium variants come with the added appeal of a BOSE 8 speaker premium audio and power tailgate.
The convenience, safety and security of Bluelink connected car services are standard in all-new KONA along with Over-The-Air (OTA) update capability.
An extensive suite of SmartSense advanced active safety and driver assistance features come standard in KONA, including FCA powered two-wheeler detection (stationary and moving motorcycles) which is a segment first. Premium variants add Parking Collision Avoidance Assist-Reverse (PCA-R), Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM) and Surround View Monitor (SVM). Hyundai’s front centre-side airbag is part of a standard seven-airbag suite.
All-new KONA Hybrid teams a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a battery electric system to deliver robust performance with exceptional 3.9L/100km combined cycle fuel economy. With 104kW and 265Nm, KONA Hybrid has flexibility, performance and torque to make the most of the model’s 1,300kg braked towing capacity.
The Hybrid powertrain joins upgraded SmartStream 2.0-litre and 1.6-litre turbo petrol engines, the latter paired with all-wheel drive and a new-to-KONA eight-speed automatic.
New-generation KONA takes a concerted stride in refinement thanks to an array of noise and vibration isolation measures, from the rigid body structure to absorption materials, a sound-insulating acoustic windscreen, and redesigned rear suspension mounting bushes.
“In the space of a generation KONA has become one of the best-selling small SUVs and is now among our most successful nameplates,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ted Lee.
“All-new KONA scales new heights with its futuristic EV-like styling, roomy interior, full suite of safety features and class-leading connectivity and convenience technologies, to give customers a compelling small SUV,” he said.