Hyundai Motor is enhancing its popular, award-winning Kona line-up with the launch of the new Kona Hybrid.
A natural extension to the Kona family, the new Kona Hybrid responds to European customers’ demands for more SUV-bodied eco-mobility models. It offers an efficient full hybrid powertrain and features a range of technology enhancements including advanced Blue Link connectivity features, SmartSense active safety and driving assistance systems, as well as state-of-the-art infotainment features.
The original Kona, taking its name from the Kona District on the island of Hawaii, originally launched in 2017 as Hyundai’s first sub-compact SUV in Europe. Last year, the Korean automaker introduced the Kona Electric, its first fully electric compact SUV. In addition, Hyundai unveiled a special Kona Iron Man Edition with a limited global production run. Since the original Kona arrived on the market in October 2017, 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. In addition to its stylish design and efficient hybrid powertrain, customers can now also enjoy cutting-edge connectivity features,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe HQ.
The Kona Hybrid features the Kappa 1.6-litre GDI, a direct-injection petrol four-cylinder engine providing maximum power of 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque. Its permanent magnet electric motor delivers 43.5 PS (32 kW) with maximum torque of 170 Nm.
Alongside this, the 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery delivers outstanding charge and discharge performance, optimising output from the high voltage battery and allowing for rapid regeneration. Together with the powertrain output of 103.6 kW (141 PS) and up to 265 Nm of torque, this ensures the All-New Kona Hybrid delivers a dynamic driving experience.