Just look at it and you can tell 2018 that modern Kona is a bit different from other crosses on the market. Kona today debuted at Los Angeles Auto Show today in both surfing blue and lime-distorted colors, highlighting Kona’s daring tendency. Here are six features that make Kona stand out from some opponents, good or bad.
We agree that this is polarization. You either love or hate this new cross design. Perhaps most notably, Kona has the ultimate body-building look of the modern so-called “urban smart armor.” In addition, the design of the split headlamps is particularly dazzling beside the large grille. Those who do not think this design is bold enough to choose a color contrast roof.
Today, many vehicles are powered by wireless smartphones, including Hyundai Sonata and Ioniq. But Hyundai says Kona is the first to get this feature in its segment. Pilots can place their smartphone on the pad of the central console storage area, charging the phone without a cable. Qi compatible system informs the driver when the device is fully charged. It also warned drivers to bring their phone when leaving the vehicle.
Car safety system may have the most confusing name, but this is very simple. Kona comes with a standard feature that identifies what the driver does not notice. It analyzes the steering angle and position of the car in the lane to determine if the driver will feel tired. In this case, drivers are advised to stop.
The head-up display provided by Kona is quite large compared to other systems. Hyundai also claims it is brighter than its competitors’ products. With a projected image size of 8 inches, the display provides the driver with information on car speed, navigation, sound system, and lane departure warning status. When not needed, the display will pop up back to the dashboard.
With the bold wheel arch, Kona gains the 18-inch tire 235 / 45R18 tires. As we pointed out in First Look, a U.S. specification, this combination is expected to lead the way in dynamic subdivision.
Competitors in this area have only one engine option, but Kona offers two. The first is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharger produces 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque with 7-speed DCT.