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2018 Hyundai Kona

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  • Hyundai Kona
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    six-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    147
  • Torque @ RPM:
    132 @ 4500
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph
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The South Korean manufacturer takes a swing at the highly competitive compact SUV segment

The crossover craze continues unabated, which means any automaker worth its salt is getting in on the action with all varieties of the reasonably priced, high-riding utility vehicle body style. The compact crossover segment in particular would appear to be rather lucrative, and as such, Hyundai just released a new competitor dubbed the Kona. Recently revealed in the metal in Seoul, the Kona fits between the Santa Fe and Tucson in the automaker’s lineup. Featuring sharp exterior styling, an upscale interior treatment, a wide variety of technology for infotainment and safety, plus an efficient drivetrain lineup, the Kona looks like it might have all the right stuff for a successful worldwide bid.

“With the Kona, we have created a stylish and highly functional compact SUV, perfectly suited to the needs of customers who pursue challenging, action-filled lifestyles,” says Euisun Chung, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company. “We aim to set new standards for the compact SUV segment, with appealing design, cutting-edge connectivity and class leading safety features.” Cut out the press releasisms, and what’s clear is the brand has high hopes for the Kona. Not only is Hyundai seeking to be the number one Asian automaker in Europe in less than five years, but this latest addition should also add a nice bump to its presence stateside as well. But this segment is rife with competition – does the Kona have what it takes to hang?

Updated 06/15/2017: Hyundai has officially revealed the Kona compact crossover! Check out our updated review below.

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