the outlook crossover is upregulated is not a novelty at this point in the history of the automobile, but there are still certain segments of relative importance in which the brands come a good niche market on which to create new vehicles. One of them is the B-SUV, that this time has brought us to Milan to attend the presentation of the new Hyundai Kona.
And is that, as we said in the lead section of this article, the newly introduced compact SUV is one of the main protagonists of the business strategy of Hyundai, which hopes to renew its range from here to 2021 with 30 new models and derivatives to lead the ranking of asian manufacturers in the old continent.
So is the Hyundai Kona
truth be told, the battle will be hard fought if the south koreans carry out an offense as attractive as the one that is the Kona to the public, a new model of distinctly and casual design that is sure to be an important portion of the pie segment in the battle for being the Juke Killer final.
To do this, the design department of Hyundai has focused much of its work in the creation of a model that is daring aesthetically but without falling into an excessive extravagance. And they have achieved this with a set that draws attention wherever you are, either by their tires of considerable size, body bi-tone, headlamps twin front and rear or wheel that elongate to wrap the above-mentioned optical.
Detail of the front bumper
this Entire series of elements are simplified to a much more arrivals to the interior, where the passenger compartment clean lines and traits to offer a cabin court and european tastes with enough capacity to 5 occupants which happens to be very loose in the event of move out of the central plaza back. Surprise positively ability of your trunk, especially in a vehicle 4,16 meters in length.
In its interior, also stands out for the quality and details of certain items, whether they are garrisoned in a different material or color, the large multimedia screen, your upholstery with stitching to match the body or their small hole in the central plaza back to hide the hook of the belt.
Since driving the Hyundai Kona
despite the fact that at the time of the presentation is not detailed the entire engine range of the model, the small crossover can only be equipped in your home with propellant gas (1.0 and 1.6 T-GDI) 120 and 177 HP of power, not being possible to choose a mechanical diesel until well into 2018 when the range is complete with engines 1.6-litre turbo of 115 and 136 HP respectively.
in Addition, the signature south Korean plans to make the model even more urban with the future incorporation of a variant 100% electric able to go 500 Km in cycle NEDC (the equivalent of about 350 Km actual) with batteries of 50 kWh, putting it at the height of cars such as the upcoming and highly anticipated Tesla Model 3.
there are Still a few months to his exit to the market and, in consequence, to see him roll through the streets, but, in engine.is because we want to be able to test it more in depth after our first contact that you can see in the video.