The crossover class is starting to become a full class as there are more players in this segment. A reason for South Korean manufacturer Hyundai to compete in this class by launching the 2019 Hyundai Kona. Here are the comprehensive reviews. In recent years, the crossover market is crowded, with many players from leading brands. Chevrolet Trax, Subaru XV, Toyota CH-R, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, and Honda New HR-V facelift are big names that additionally provide colors in this segment.
Hyundai, as one of the South Korean automobile manufacturers and also influences the automotive world, undoubtedly don’t want to miss to introduce their products after looking at golden business opportunities in this type. Thus, they entered the 2019 Hyundai Kona Highlander to compete in this class.
Car marketing in Australia has received excellent attention from consumers. This car has six variants. The lowest option is called Hyundai Kona Go, the exterior still uses an iron rim with the dop, without foglamp and chrome ornaments surrounding the grill.
2019 Hyundai Kona Variants
As the cheapest variant, Hyundai Kona Go nevertheless uses the rotary knob for the AC setting in its interior. This design is similar to the above option, namely Hyundai Kona Go Smartsense Active Pack with more active or passive safety.
Unlike Go, Hyundai Kona Active type and Active with Smartsense Pack represent common variants. It has a slightly more attractive exterior look. Indeed, there are still five similar options for the body color and one color choice for interior and roof.
Kona Active uses a five-cross alloy rim with a multispoke design, ring size 16, and no fog lights. The tires provided are still the same, with a thickness of 60 and a width of 205. The interior is also the same as 2 Go variants.
Hyundai Kona Elite is on top of Active and Go. Again, the difference only on the rim. A 17-inch alloy wheel and tires with a thickness of 55 and a width of 215. It has seven body color options and one roof and interior color options. However, fog lamp is available at Hyundai Kona Elite.
Here’s the Hyundai Kona Highlander as the highest variant. It looks very diverse from the other four options (except Elite). Grill with chrome coating and somewhat similar to Audi’s signature trapezoidal design.
Hyundai’s latest crossover design clearly describes a luxurious and stylish impression. Further, the placement of the main lamps, fog, and city lights equipped with LED modern design is attractive.
The Grill is formed in large size with a Hyundai logo in the middle. The existence of these parts will help the engine cooling more optimally.
On the side, like a crossover in general, the ground clearance is designed in large size. Hyundai wants its latest SUV to deliver high torque and can pass various terrain roads without any difficulties.
Similar to the front section, the rear has a stop lamps that are designed by following modern styles today. As well, the large-sized wheels are five-spoke motifs that make it look sturdy and robust.
Extra spacious luggage with a length of 70.9 inches, height 61.0 inches, and wheelbase 102.4 inches will make your life easier.
Not only that, but the interior of the Hyundai Kona also supported by high technology. The head unit with a large 7 inch (flanked with navigation button panels on both sides), compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, 4G Wi-Fi connectivity, audio system steering, even details are equipped with full-color graphics.
Car seats are made with quality materials, either foam or upholstery casing that screens it. Every user, both the driver and the passenger, will feel comfortable, even if traveling a long way. The armrest is attached to the center between the passenger and the driver. Hyundai provides the 8-inch display panel on the roof as a player for multimedia content.
There are several options provided by Hyundai. The first option of this latest crossover is the Atkinson-cycle Type 2.0 engine, 4-line cylinders capable of fast acceleration with a maximum power of 147 HP, 132 lb-ft torque, and 7-speed automated transmission. The second type has a 1.6 L engine and is powered turbocharged. Able to produce 175 HP powers and 195 lb-ft torque, 7-speed transmission automatic dual-clutch.
In the global version, there is an additional engine of type 1.0 L 3-cylinder line and type 1.6 L 4-cylinder diesel. However, that does not mean the technology is unique if Hyundai ensures to equip Kona with three driving modes, namely Normal, Sport, and Eco, for ease of driving.
For the sake of improving comfort while driving, Hyundai chose four suspensions with above-average quality. It is equipped with large-sized wheels to make the car maneuverable easily. Meanwhile, the front and rear brake parts are discs.
To optimize it, Hyundai employs ABS technology to ensure the driver stays safe even when braking instantaneously. Also, the 2019 Hyundai Kona is equipped with full safety features, like airbags, two pieces on the front, and four others on the top and sides.
Turbocharged is a booster to perform the machine work optimally. It allows drivers to approach top speed in a short time. Three driving modes (Normal, Eco, and Sport) can be adjusted according to the road conditions. Each has its character. For example, the ECO mode will make fuel consumption more economical than SPORT mode.
The new Crossover from Hyundai retains a stylish, modern, and undoubtedly luxurious appearance. Especially with the use of a headlamp design and a unique stop lamp, it is eminently suitable for you who want an anti-mainstream appearance.
The price 2019 Hyundai Kona is around $20,000 – $27,000 depending on SE, Limited, or Iron Man type.