2020 Hyundai Kona Launched – 3 Variants, From RM115,888
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) today launched its latest B-segment Compact SUV – the Kona, which will be competing with the Proton X50, Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, as well as the Mazda CX-3.
The Kona is available in three variants:
- Hyundai Kona 2.0-liter Nu MPI Standard – RM123,888
- Hyundai Kona 2.0-litre Nu MPI Active – RM138,888
- Hyundai Kona 1.6 Turbo – RM151,888
For a limited time only, HSDM is offering a special introductory price, inclusive of tax savings, of RM115,888 for the 2.0 KONA, RM130,888 for the 2.0 Active and RM143,888 for the 1.6 Turbo variant (Peninsula Malaysia, on the road excluding insurance) . The Kona is also entitled to a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty.
On the exterior, the Hyundai Kona features Hyundai’s new family identity, comprising the cascading grille with a sporty mesh pattern, flanked by flared, wing-like fenders that dominate the front visage.
It’s further enhanced by a composite headlamp design, with high-efficiency LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). The slim brake lights, turn indicators and reverse lamps are in a separate configuration, surrounded by protective skin that begins at the C-pillar garnish.
Customers can choose between colours like Chalk White, Lake Silver, Phantom Black, Pulse Red and Ceramic Blue. The 1.6 Turbo on the other hand, gets black colour-contrasting roof. providing high contrast between the body, roof and wheels for a distinctive
While the 2.0 Active and 1.6 Turbo variants are fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, the 2.0 basic variant is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Kona comes with contrasting coloured seatbelts and interior trims. The Grey coloured interior trims and black seatbelts are matched with the Lake Silver, Phantom Black, Blue Lagoon and Ceramic Blue exteriors while Red seatbelts and Red interior trims are paired with the Phantom Black and Pulse Red exteriors; and Lime seatbelts and Lime interior trims are paired with Chalk White.
The infotainment system display incorporates features a floating seven-inch touchscreen which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability. In the high-spec 1.6 Turbo variant, there is also a Heads-Up Display system and smartphone wireless charging which is a segment-first feature.
Both the 2.0 Active and 1.6 Turbo variants get Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) systems, but exclusive for the latter are features like the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).
Last but not least, the 2020 Hyundai Kona is offered with two powertrains – the 2.0-liter Nu MPI engine and the Gamma 1.6-liter 4-cylinder direct-injected, turbocharged engine.
While the 2.0-liter Nu MPI engine generates 149 hp and 180Nm of torque, the 1.6 Gamma T-Gdi generates 177 hp and 265 Nm of torque. The turbo engine is coupled to a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT), while the 2.0 variants get a 6-speed automatic gearbox.