Hyundai Debuts All-new Kona Compact SUV for Canadian Market

Hyundai Debuts All-new Kona Compact SUV for Canadian Market

Hyundai have revealed their all-new Kona compact SUV for the first time in Canada at the Montreal Auto Show, and hope it will appeal to modern customers with active lifestyles. The Kona joins Tucson, Santa Fe XL and Sport in a growing lineup of Hyundai SUVs and is expected to go on sale in Canada by the winter of this year. The Kona features aggressive body styling and a low wide stance with short overhangs which provide a sporty appearance that allow it to stand out from other similar SUVs. The spacious interior boasts a wide and spacious feel with a simple layout that allows you to easily control any of the available amenities with ease. Drivers of the new Kona will sit in an elevated seating position to ensure better visibility for drivers and increased comfort on long journeys. The Kona sits on a completely new platform that was developed specifically for it and has a powertrain layout that is optimized to incorporate the vehicle’s AWD system without sacrificing interior space. Under the hood will be one of two offerings which are a 2.0L Atkinson engine that produces 147 horsepower and is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The other powertrain option is a Gamma 1.6T-GDI engine producing 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque paired to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. As mentioned, an optional all-wheel drive system is available as are a plethora of the latest safety and technology features that are designed to keep all occupants safe and allow them to stay informed and entertained. Available safety features include Forward Collision-Avoidance assist, Lane Keep Assist, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning just to name a few. On the entertainment and connectivity side of things Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are offered as is a new Head-Up Display which allows drivers to keep their eyes forward and on the road. Additionally, the Kona will offer three driving modes including Sports, Normal and Eco which optimize the torque distribution and gear-shift settings to make the SUV suitable in all situations.

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