Hyundai Kona

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  • 2018

  • Product Design
    Automotive and Transport

Designed By:

  • Hyundai Motor Company

Commissioned By:

Hyundai Motor Company

Designed In:

Korea, Republic of

The new Kona from Hyundai joins the Tucson and Santa Fe in a growing line-up of Hyundai SUVs. The Kona is Hyundai's first small SUV – its stylish and unique design, advanced technology features and vibrant colour combinations make it perfect for a fun-filled lifestyle.


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  • The aim was to create a unique proposition by setting new standards for the compact SUV segment, through appealing exterior and interior design, cutting-edge connectivity and class- leading safety features and a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. Kona is a small SUV that truly allows the consumer to personalise their vehicle to ideally reflect their individuality, through roof and body colour combinations and a choice of two drivetrains.

  • There is no doubt the Kona is daring and eye-catching in appearance. The sporty styling is expressed by the sculpted bonnet lines and sleek roofline and a unique wheel arch profile that emphasises the body cladding, giving a powerful appearance. Kona is aggressive, adopting Hyundai’s new Cascading Grille and enhancing it with a wide, narrow secondary grille between the narrow daytime running lights. Technology like Head-Up Display and Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto compatibility, allow you to stay connected to your world whilst you’re on the road. The Kona has advanced safety features, such as Hyundai SmartSense's Blind Spot Collision Warning.

  • Social: A 5 star ANCAP safety rating and key safety features as standard on even the entry level Kona, drivers have greater peace of mind. Commercial: SUVs are a rapidly growing segment in Australia whereby small SUVs have exploded in popularity. Kona is Hyundai's first small SUV, allowing the company to take advantage of opportunities for consumers looking for a particular size of small SUV (smaller than the Tucson, but large enough to give plenty of space). Environment: Kona features three drives modes - Comfort, Eco and Sport. The Eco Mode reduces fuel consumption by changing the mapping of the transmission.

  • - 2.0 MPi 2WD petrol engine with 110 kW and 180 Nm - 1.6 T-GDi AWD petrol engine with 130 kW and 265 Nm - Over 150+ colour combinations (depending on variant, engine, interior trim & exterior) - Two tone roof colours - Signature cascading front grille - 52% of the body is made of advanced high strength steel, stronger and lighter than ordinary steel - 114m of special structural adhesives are used in the body to make it stronger - Choice of front-wheel drive (2.0-litre) and all-wheel-drive (1.6T-GDi) drivetrains - Efficient 7-speed dual-clutch transmission on 1.6 Turbo models - LED rear combination lights - Heated and air ventilated front seats - Coloured trims and accents - Push button start