Hyundai Kona SUV to be Showcased at Auto Expo 2018


Hyundai Kona SUV is a global product that is on sale in many international markets

The South Korean carmaker has been quite competitive in the nation bringing in fresh products every now and then. Hyundai is the only carmaker in India to give actual competition to the market leader Maruti Suzuki. Once the market leader in export volume, Hyundai even lost the position to Ford, which has set up India as one of its major manufacturing bases and might even start supplying to North America, the home base for the automaker. As Hyundai launches the Kona in several other nations, we expect the latest compact SUV to be launched in India soon. By showcasing the Hyundai Kona SUV at Auto Expo 2018, the automaker will probably cement the plans to launch it here. Read along to learn more about the upcoming SUV from Hyundai.

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Hyundai Kona SUV Launch Price

Minimum Price Rs 12 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 16 Lakh

The upcoming Hyundai Kona at 2018 Auto Expo is expected to launch in India around mid-2018. The compact SUV will be showcased at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo. The official sales are expected to start in the second half of the year. The i30 based crossover will be positioned under the Creta upon launch and will compete with the likes of Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and upcoming Toyota CH-R.

Hyundai Kona SUV Specifications

The upcoming Hyundai Kona SUV will be offered with various engine options. For the enthusiasts, Hyundai could launch the Kona with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine delivering 177 PS of power and 265 Nm of torque. Another petrol engine option remains the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that churns out 149 PS of power and 179 Nm of torque. The former pulls the compact SUV from 0-100kph in just 7.7 seconds, while the normally aspirated unit takes 10 seconds. The 1.6-litre turbo engine is offered with a 7-speed DCT transmission while the 2.0-liter gets 6-speed automatic gearbox. For the fuel-conscious buyers, there is an option of 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque. MAted to a six-speed transmission, it maxes out at 180 kph while the 0-100 kph time comes in at 12 seconds. We expect Hyundai to use the diesel motor doing its duty in the Verna along with the rest of the engine options.

Hyundai Kona SUV Dimensions

Length 4,165 mm
Width 1,800 mm
Height 1,550 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

The Hyundai Kona SUV is based on the Hyundai i30 platform. The same platform will be underpinning the upcoming Kia Stonic. The Hyundai Kona’s length, width and height measure 4,165 mm, 1,800 mm, 1,550mm respectively. The compact SUV holds a wheelbase of 2,600mm. When compared to the existing compact SUV, the Hyundai Creta, the upcoming Kona is shorter by 105 mm, narrower by 20 mm, sits 120 mm lower and has a marginally longer wheelbase at 10 mm.

Hyundai Kona SUV Features

The upcoming Hyundai Kona SUV will hold a long list of features be it in the comfort, continuance or safety department. The Kona is expected to be loaded to the brim with advanced safety features. Certain driving assistance systems include Autonomous Emergency Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blindspot Detection and many more. In terms of infotainment, the Kona will carry a touchscreen compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Stay tuned to Carblogindia for latest news updates on the upcoming Hyundai Kona SUV.

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