Lester Glenn Hyundai is pleased to welcome aboard the latest addition to the Hyundai lineup: the 2018 Hyundai Kona. Making its debut in 2017 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai’s newest CUV is designed to appeal to both the wild and practical. The best of both worlds come together in this long-awaited crossover and it does not fall short on style or value. Keep reading to learn all you need to know!
At first glance, the most notable feature of the Hyundai Kona is its bold and unique exterior. Eye catching and hard to ignore, the Kona comes with striking available body colors and a front grille that’s refreshingly uncharacteristic for a Hyundai. Couple that with split front headlights and an optional color contrasting roof, we’re sure that the Kona will take your driving experience to a new level. Rugged but refined, edgy but safe. Looking at it from the outside will only make you want to go inside.
Once you’re behind the wheel, you’ll find that Kona is everything you thought it would be…and so much more. Boasting a standard 7-inch touchscreen display – with an optional 8-inch – you’ll feel connected to all of the right things at any given moment. The Kona is designed to be used with ease and you’ll find the infotainment system easy and functional to the touch. With available navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G Wireless, a wireless charging pad, and Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity, everything you need to make your trip easy and convenient will be at your fingertips. An available 8-inch Heads Up Display pops up right in front of the driver for easy and safe access. It also just looks really cool. Optional leather seats and 19 cubic feet of space makes the Kona perfect for adults and children alike. You’ll have the space to always take along everything you need.
Like all of the vehicles in Hyundai’s lineup, the Kona does not fall short on safety. Available Forward Collision Alert with auto emergency braking, Lane Departure Warning and Lane-Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitor; Rear-Cross Traffic Warning; and Automatic High Beams will all work together to deliver your safest ride yet. Driver Attention Warning will be able to analyze your vehicle’s position on the road to determine whether you might be too tired to drive. If that is the conclusion, the vehicle will advise you to pull over to avoid collision. Forward Collision-avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection is available on the Ultimate trim level. Trust us, it’s worth it! The Kona will get you from A to B with the peace of mind that you deserve.
The Hyundai Kona will come standard with a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. With that comes a 6-speed automatic transmission. The next step up is a turbocharged 1.6 liter four cylinder engine with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. That also comes with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Compared to its peers, the upgraded turbocharged Kona has one of the quicker rides in its segment. All Wheel Drive is an available option, giving you the power to take your Kona to new heights. With four available trim levels – SE, SEL, Limited and Ultimate – you’re sure to find the exact model that will fit all of your needs. This crossover packs a punch, so you won’t want to miss out on the fun stuff.
The 2018 Hyundai Kona will be hitting New Jersey Hyundai dealerships very soon and we’re your first stop for everything you need to know! Visit us at Lester Glenn Hyundai in Toms River and we’ll be happy to help. We know you won’t be disappointed!