The new Hyundai Kona Hybrid joins the Kona Petrol and Kona Electric version and will be made available August 2019 onwards
Hyundai Motor has launched the All-New Kona Hybrid for the European markets. The new Kona Hybrid will sit between the Kona SUV and Kona Electric. In addition to the new design, it offers a more efficient full hybrid powertrain, additional technology features including advanced Blue Link connectivity features, and driving assistance system.
The Kona takes its name from the stunning Kona District on the Big Island of Hawaii and was first launched in 2017 as Hyundai’s first sub-compact SUV in Europe. Then in 2018, Hyundai introduced the Kona Electric, its first fully electric compact SUV. Since its launch, nearly 120,000 in total have been sold in Europe.
“Hyundai already offers the widest range of powertrains, and with the launch of the All-New Kona Hybrid we are offering our European customers even more choice when it comes to eco-friendly SUV models,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe HQ. “In addition to its stylish design and efficient hybrid powertrain, customers can now also enjoy cutting-edge connectivity features.”
The Kona Hybrid is powered by a Kappa 1.6-litre petrol engine providing 105 PS and 147 Nm of output. Its permanent magnet electric motor delivers 43.5 PS (32 kW) with maximum torque of 170 Nm. Together with the powertrain, the combined output of 103.6 kW (141 PS) and 265 Nm of torque is produced.
The Kona Hybrid offers several features for passenger convenience like 10.25-inch AVN with the ECO-Driving Assist System (ECO-DAS) to help improve fuel economy, heated steering wheel, 3-step ventilation and 3-step heated seats, and Blue Link technology with embedded telematics.
The All-New Kona Hybrid has the same design as the Kona and Kona Electric with Hyundai’s trademark Cascading Grille, twin LED headlamps, 26 different colour combinations and optional 18-inch wheels.
The All-New Kona Hybrid also get a safety package that includes Front Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection ability. The optional safety features include Lane Following Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.