Hyundai Kona Frankfurt Motor Show 2020 - All-new in 2019, the Hyundai Kona bears to 2020 with just a few technology and aesthetic changes. Sunset Orange ties the color scheme, while gold departs as an selection for the contrasting roof. Two USB locations change the 12v interface up front, and computerized emergency braking has become standard. A new comer to the choice is definitely an EV model, the Kona Electric.
The 2020 Hyundai Kona aims to provide its clients a great, rugged hatchback with some aspirations to accomplish moderate off-roading. Although it seems unique of some of its opposition, I took it out to see if it has the products to take on the kind of the Vehicle Renegade, Toyota C-HR and Toyota HR-V, three of the best-selling crossovers in its segment.
In a crowded subcompact crossover part, the 2020 Hyundai Kona stands out. Their exterior design is probably polarizing, but it's guaranteed in full to obtain additional attention than its more egg-shaped competitors. It gives two motors, among that is normal, but another is really a turbocharged system which makes the Kona significantly quicker compared to the gradual norm for this class. Equally motors may be had with all-wheel drive, and every Kona is surprisingly enjoyment to drive. Add in a user-friendly, albeit small interior , and the Kona is one of the finest subcompact crossover choices.
For 2019, Hyundai added Sunset Orange to exterior color choices currently rife with look-at-me hues like Lime Perspective and Heart Red. And you'll again have the ability to set some colors with an recommended contrasting ceiling: Surf Orange with a dark-gray prime, anyone?
Hyundai could continue to enjoy with that scheme for 2020 but isn't likely to model with Kona's over all search until a midcycle freshening about model-year 2022. Till then, it'll keep on to appear as if stylists emptied their package of tips to produce a crossover with an action-packed face, curly body factors, and busy bustle. The vibrant exterior colors may remain offset by dark cladding that exaggerates the swollen wheel arches, multicontoured top and rear fasciae, and stylish “floating” rear ceiling pillars.
The Kona Electric gives the fuel designs'over all search, but instead of a large hexagonal grille its top fascia is certainly caused by closed-off. And, of course, it does not have any fatigue pipe or gas-filler home, its demand interface behind a hinged panel for the reason that closed-off fascia. Furthermore, the eyebrow-like lights on the upper top fenders of each Kona are LED day working lamps. The headlights are beneath, in the lower fascia (they're LEDs on all but SE models).
On fuel Konas, aesthetic distinctions between trim levels may again drop primarily to wheel size and design: 16-inch alloys for the SE, 17s for the SEL, 18s for Limited and Ultimate. All Kona Electric trims get their very own aero-optimized 17-inch alloys with low-rolling weight tires.
Whether you regard the design as lovely or cringeworthy, there'll likely be agreement in regards to the effortlessly manufactured interior. The'20 Kona may remain somewhat below class normal for over all length and height. But Hyundai carves out fine front-seat room, great headroom throughout, and a rear seat that places people in a chair-seating pose to maximise legroom. Credit technicians with establishing the Electric's power supply to give cottage and freight size equivalent to that particular of the fuel model. However, at 19.2 cubic legs behind the trunk seatback and 45.8 with it folded, luggage room isn't any a lot better than par for the segment.
Many interior pockets are unremarkable, also for this segment. Many Kona rooms may also be a little on the dull area, but you will find at the very least some different textures that help separation the monotony. Therefore too may the conventional houndstooth upholstery (turbo designs get plain dark leather) and the green trim and seat piping provided on upper trim levels.
The reduced dash offers great visibility, the steering wheel effectively sets, and upper trims take advantage of an electrical driver seat that gives more adjustability than most in the segment. The driving place can also be higher than a vehicle, but we wouldn't say you get the "commanding view" of the road like you'd be in a larger crossover.
Among the Kona's significant incentives could be the easy-to-use infotainment system. As in different Hyundai products, it mixes a touchscreen, lots of physical shortcut keys, and essentially, physical size and focusing knobs. The user program isn't the prettiest, but it's easy to read and understand, and it reacts quickly. Apple CarPlay and Android Car are standard characteristics on all models. Also provided is really a heads-up exhibit, an unusual feature for this part and price point. It's a shade system that exhibits on a clear plastic panel that rises up on the dashboard.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
The normal engine of 2020 Hyundai Kona could be the 2.-liter several-cylinder in the SE, and SEL reduce types; it could possibly get 147 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 132 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. It could be put along with a 6-speed automobile transmission. That careers it in keeping with opponents this type of considering that the Toyota HR-V (141 hp) and Toyota C-HR (144 hp). However, the preproduction types we went obtained a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine which can be easily accessible in the Limited and Remarkable upper well-developed quantities and is expected to possess a 35-40 pct contemplate quantity. The engine makes 175 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 195 lb-feet from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. That could provide it together with the oomph to battle the Vehicle Renegade (160 hp)
The all-new Kona Electric includes a 150-kW engine which makes 201 horsepower. It's paired with a single-speed transmission.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Estimated bottom rates listed below are for Konas with front-wheel drive and contain Hyundai's location price, that has been $980 for 2019. To these bottom rates, be prepared to again add $1,400 to fuel designs for AWD and depending on trim level, $350 for the contrasting-color roof. Observe as well that the only notable manufacturer alternative is likely to keep a Technology Deal for the SEL model (detailed below), therefore the only way to port up bottom rates on another trim levels is by using supplier or port-installed options, such as for instance freight nets, mudguards, and the like.
Among fuel designs, projected bottom costs are $21,300 for the 2020 Kona SE and $23,100 for the SEL. Assume the SEL Technology Deal to again incorporate a power moonroof, power driver's seat with power back, foglamps, premium Infinity sound with subscription, and Orange Link Connected Car. It charge $1,600 for 2019. For the 2020 Kona Limited and Final fuel designs, projected bottom costs are $26,930 and $30,300, respectively.
Hyundai started income of the Kona Electric in Colorado, with plans to move it out in different claims as time moves on. Estimated bottom charges for the 2020 Kona Electric are $36,500 for the SE, $42,400 for the Limited , and $45,700 for the Ultimate. Hyundai is fast to indicate that those purchase rates may be paid down significantly since customers of its electric cars must still be qualified to receive a $7,500 federal duty credit, in addition to state-level breaks of several thousand pounds in certain cases.