Hyundai has expanded on its eco-mobility offering with the introduction of the all-new Kona Hybrid. In addition to new features and design upgrades, this halo Kona also ushers in a particularly efficient petrol-eletric powertrain overseen by an innovative navigation system.
The Kona Hybrid features an electric motor fed by a 1,56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack mated to a 1,6-litre turbopetrol four-cylinder engine. This delivers a combined power output of 104 kW and 265 N.m of torque to the front wheels through a dual-clutch transmission. Hyundai claims an impressive combined fuel consumption figure of 3,9 L/100 km/h and a 0-100 km/h time of 11,2 seconds.
A new innovation introduced by the Kona hybrid is the Blue Link connected vehicle system which uses embedded telematics to remote lock the car via a smartphone app. With the optional 10,25-inch infotainment screen, an eco-driving assist system is available to help the driver manage their consumption based on coasting guides that analyse roads through the navigation system and a predictive energy management system that dictates the charging and discharging of the battery.
The Kona Hybrid will be offered with an optional interior colour pack consisting of white accents around the air vents and gear selector, and black accents on the door handles, steering wheel spoke. The cabin is finished with a grey headliner. Standard models will be upholstered with black woven cloth, while higher trim models will sport black leather contrasted with white stitching.
The Kona Hybrid will be making its European introduction for August of this year. Local introduction has not been confirmed.