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America’s Hyundai Kona Teased For The Los Angeles Auto Show 22
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, LA Auto Show on 11 22nd, 2017


The Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off next week and Hyundai has released the first teaser image of the US-spec Kona crossover.

The company is keeping details under wraps but the model should closely resemble the Kona that is sold in overseas markets. As a result, we can expect the a boldly styled crossover which features a prominent grille, plastic body cladding, and a unique front lighting system that mimics the Jeep Cherokee.

Detailed specifications will likely be announced on November 29th but the UK-spec model can be equipped with premium features such as leather upholstery and heated / ventilated front seats. Other options include an automatic climate control system, a wireless smartphone charger, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display.

There’s no word on what will power the US-spec model but the Kona is offered with an assortment of different engines in the United Kingdom including a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder that produces 120 PS (88 kW) and 172 Nm (127 lb-ft) of torque. A more likely candidate is the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which develops 177 PS (130 kW) and 265 Nm (196 lb-ft) of torque. With the latter engine, the Kona can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 127 mph (204 km/h).

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Eight New Hyundai SUVs Coming Your Way By 2020 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, fuel cell, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Reports, SUV on 11 15th, 2017


Hyundai has come out with a plan to launch eight new or re-engineered SUV models in the United States by the year 2020.

Kicking off with the new Kona, which is expected in March, the new range of SUVs will include everything from a smaller A-segment model, to an eight-passenger mid-size one.

Hyundai says that the new models will be powered by all of the available powertrain technologies, including petrol, diesel, hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric in a bid to cover every need.

“Very soon we are going to have the most diverse CUV powertrain lineup in the industry,” said Mike O’Brien, VP of product, corporate and digital planning, Hyundai Motor America. “These vehicles will show the engineering prowess of the more than 13,000 engineers Hyundai Motor Company has working on current and future models every single day. Our customers are going to have a lot of great CUV choices in our dealerships.”

One of the most interesting additions to Hyundai’s range will of course be the electric version of the Kona, which is expected to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. If reports are true, Hyundai’s first electric crossover will offer more than 240 miles of driving range on a single charge.

In addition, the brand’s next-gen fuel cell SUV is set to offer more than 500 miles (800km) of driving range while the entry-level member of the new SUV family will make its appearance last, after Hyundai launches its new midsize SUV.

“The Kona is only the beginning of our product revolution for Hyundai,” O’Brien, added. “These vehicles are aimed squarely at the sales leaders in each segment and will emphasize Hyundai’s continued focus on sustainability and efficiency without compromising performance.”

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Eight New Hyundai SUVs Coming Your Way By 2020 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, fuel cell, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Reports, SUV on 11 15th, 2017


Hyundai has come out with a plan to launch eight new or re-engineered SUV models in the United States by the year 2020.

Kicking off with the new Kona, which is expected in March, the new range of SUVs will include everything from a smaller A-segment model, to an eight-passenger mid-size one.

Hyundai says that the new models will be powered by all of the available powertrain technologies, including petrol, diesel, hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric in a bid to cover every need.

“Very soon we are going to have the most diverse CUV powertrain lineup in the industry,” said Mike O’Brien, VP of product, corporate and digital planning, Hyundai Motor America. “These vehicles will show the engineering prowess of the more than 13,000 engineers Hyundai Motor Company has working on current and future models every single day. Our customers are going to have a lot of great CUV choices in our dealerships.”

One of the most interesting additions to Hyundai’s range will of course be the electric version of the Kona, which is expected to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. If reports are true, Hyundai’s first electric crossover will offer more than 240 miles of driving range on a single charge.

In addition, the brand’s next-gen fuel cell SUV is set to offer more than 500 miles (800km) of driving range while the entry-level member of the new SUV family will make its appearance last, after Hyundai launches its new midsize SUV.

“The Kona is only the beginning of our product revolution for Hyundai,” O’Brien, added. “These vehicles are aimed squarely at the sales leaders in each segment and will emphasize Hyundai’s continued focus on sustainability and efficiency without compromising performance.”

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Hyundai Eyeing Entry-Level Crossover, Kona EV News Coming Soon 8
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Santa Fe, Reports on 11 8th, 2017


According to a recent report, Hyundai is considering a new compact crossover.

Wards Auto says the company is exploring the possibility of creating an A-segment crossover which would have boxy styling that is somewhat similar to the larger Kia Soul. Hyundai Motor America’s Vice President of Corporate and Product Planning, Mike O’Brien, told the publication the crossover would likely need all-wheel drive and that would make the model more expensive than the Accent.

As he explained, “You can’t design two totally different platforms – one that’s just a two-wheel-drive platform and another that’s an AWD platform.” Instead, automakers develop one platform that supports both configurations but this has several downsides as it requires components – such as the front wheel hubs – to be stronger than if they were just going to be used on a two-wheel drive model.

Besides talking about a possible A-segment crossover, O’Brien revealed the Kona could arrive at U.S. dealerships sooner than expected. The model will celebrate its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month and there’s a chance that the crossover could go on sale before the end of the year.

O’Brien went on to say the next-generation Santa Fe will be” more suitable for the U.S. market” and news about the Kona EV is coming “very soon.”

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Mercedes CLS Confirmed For L.A. Debut, Will Be Joined By 4 New Porsches 7
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, LA Auto Show, LEXUS, mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, nissan, porsche, Porsche Panamera, Saleen, TOYOTA on 11 7th, 2017


The Los Angeles Auto Show has confirmed several new vehicles will be shown at the event which kicks off on November 27th.

The show confirmed BMW will have two world premieres and they are likely the i8 Roadster and the X2 crossover. The organizers also confirmed we will see the new Mercedes CLS as well as the North American debuts of the Hyundai Kona and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Porsche will be showcasing the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo as well as “three more sports cars.” There’s no word on specifics but likely candidates include the 718 GTS and 911 Speedster.

Toyota is planning to introduce a new vehicle as well as make an announcement regarding a “new hydrogen infrastructure project.” There’s no word on the latter but the mysterious Toyota will be joined by a new vehicle from Lexus.

Nissan will show its “newest entry” in the crossover segment as well as an assortment of Star Wars inspired vehicles to promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Chevrolet, on the other hand, will have both global and North American debuts.

Last but not least, Saleen will unveil its latest vehicle which is being billed as a “result of lessons learned over 35 years of car tuning, manufacturing, and racing.”

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Scoop: Electric Hyundai Kona To Offer Up To 310 Miles Of Range* 19
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Scoops, Scoops on 10 19th, 2017


These are the first spy shots of the much awaited EV version of the Hyundai Kona, the second all-electric model of the Korean car maker after the Ioniq EV.
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Hyundai Kona Tries To Impress In First Reviews 17
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 10 17th, 2017


There are plenty of choices in the ever-crowded subcompact crossover segment, with one of the latest additions coming from Hyundai and their brand-new Kona.
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Hyundai Kona Tries To Impress In First Reviews 17
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 10 17th, 2017


There are plenty of choices in the ever-crowded subcompact crossover segment, with one of the latest additions coming from Hyundai and their brand-new Kona.
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2018 Hyundai Kona Is Ready To Land In UK, Pricing Starts At £16,195 16
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, new cars, prices, UK on 10 16th, 2017


Hyundai will open the order books for the new Kona subcompact SUV on November 2 in the United Kingdom, with official pricing and range details going public.
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Electric Hyundai Kona To Debut At Geneva With 240 Miles Of Range 13
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Reports on 10 13th, 2017


Hyundai is planning to debut the all-electric version of the Kona SUV at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
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Has Hyundai’s New Kona Small SUV Grown On You Yet? 12
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, new cars, Reports on 09 12th, 2017


Hyundai's rival to the likes of the Nissan Juke, and other crossovers in the increasingly competitive B-segment, the Kona, has touched down in Europe, making its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Hyundai Wants Cars From Drawing Board To Production In 18 Months 14
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Genesis, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Reports on 08 14th, 2017


Hyundai is so eager to slash product design cycles and introduce new models that its design vice president wants to see drawings become a production reality in just 18 months.
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New Hyundai Kona: Check Out Its Interior And Tech Features 13
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Videos, new cars, video on 06 13th, 2017


As a Nissan Juke or Toyota C-HR rival, the Hyundai Kona is meant to be both quirky as well as modern, featuring an appealing design to go with plenty of goodies for tech-oriented buyers to enjoy.
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Electric Hyundai Kona Confirmed For 2018 With A Range Of Over 240 Miles 13
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, Reports, SUV on 06 13th, 2017


Hyundai has confirmed it’s working an all-electric version of the new Kona, as well as a smaller A-segment SUV.
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New 2018 Hyundai Kona Is A Funky Juke Rival With Advanced Tech 13
Jun
Posted by John Halas in Hyundai, Hyundai Kona, new cars on 06 13th, 2017


Subcompact crossovers are all the rage these days and after announcing the Kia Stonic last Tuesday, the Hyundai Group has now revealed its sister model, the Hyundai Kona.
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