One of the most hotly anticipated vehicles to enter the automotive market will finally make its North American debut at the LA Auto Show before being offered on the market in the spring as part of the 2018 lineup. This new vehicle is the small and active SUV from Hyundai, the Hyundai Kona, which will fit in at the bottom of the lineup to be a new choice that can be right for you to have the drive you’re looking for when it’s time to get out on the roads and have a drive in a small SUV that fits everywhere.
The Hyundai Kona is a small SUV that’s already offered for sale in other markets around the world. This SUV is one that has the crossover characteristics we want while bringing in the fuel mileage that will make it easy for us to drive this vehicle on a daily basis. With the increased popularity of the subcompact crossover segment of the automotive market, this is the perfect choice to fit in and become an impressive part of what we expect to see when it’s time to have the drive we want to enjoy on the roads.
What We Expect to See
As this new small crossover SUV arrives and is offered, the Kona should be offered with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers up 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. There will also be a more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available for the drive that pumps up the power to 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine uses a six-speed automatic transmission for the drive while the turbocharged engine makes use of a seven-speed dual clutch automatic for the drive on the roads. This is an impressive new SUV for us to experience when it’s time for it to go on sale in the early part of next year.
Trims You’ll Find in the New Kona
Just like it’s brother SUV, Hyundai Tucson, there will be four trim levels offered when the Kona enters the market. These trims are SE, SLE, Limited, and Ultimate. There are several different qualities and features that will be offered across these trims to make sure you can have the items that will make the drive better for you while giving you more of the advanced safety items you’re looking for when it’s time to be out on the road.
This is a small SUV that is built to compete and offer what we’re looking for on the roads we drive.
If you want a better look at what the new Hyundai Kona has to offer, you need to pay close attention to the Los Angeles Auto Show that begins at the end of the week. This show will certainly feature this SUV along with several others to ensure we can see what this vehicle will offer for the drive. Once you see this vehicle in Los Angeles, all you’ll have to do is pay attention to when it’s time for this SUV to arrive and be available for the drive you want to make every day.