All-new Hyundai Kona arrives at Pebley Beach
Hyundai’s first foray into the small SUV market has arrived at Swindon dealership Pebley Beach, in the form of the Kona.
The stylish baby crossover is a little sibling for Hyundai’s Santa Fe and Tucson, and will give rivals including the Vauxhall Mokka X, Renault Captur, Nissan Juke a run for their money.
Packed with safety features including driver attention alert, lane keeping assist, downhill brake control, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert, the emphasis is on fun, with body colours including Tangerine Comet, Pulse Red and Acid Yellow being replicated in the interior trim.
Prices will start from £16,195 for the S 1.0 T-GDi 120PS six speed manual, with external features including 16 inch alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors, as well as rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light.
Convenience features on S trim includes standard cruise control with speed limiter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and electric front and rear windows.
DAB and Bluetooth connectivity features as standard throughout the Kona range, with the S featuring a five inch LCD centre console display, six speakers, USB and AUX connections and steering wheel controls for audio, telephone and cruise control operation.
From £17,495 the Kona SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS Manual builds on S trim level by offering customers additional external equipment including 17 inch alloy wheels, roof rails and fog lamps.
The SE comes as standard with a parking system including rear parking sensors and rear camera, with seven inch touchscreen centre console display including smart device integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Premium 1.0 T-GDi 120PS Manual at £18,795 is mounted on 18 inch alloy wheels and features climate control with automatic defog function, automatically dimming rear view mirror, automatic windscreen wipers and solar glass to the front windows and windscreen, with privacy glass to the rear windows and tailgate glass.
Premium also sees the introduction of the high end Krell premium audio system, including an eight speaker system with external amplifier and subwoofer.
Premium SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS at £21,195, builds on the specification by adding leather seat facings, with electrically adjustable drivers and passenger seats, heated steering wheel, rear centre arm rest, power folding door mirrors and front parking sensors.
The Premium SE introduces the Head Up Display which projects relevant information directly to the drivers line of sight.
And at the top of the range, the £24,995 Premium GT 1.6 T-GDi 177PS 7 speed DCT 4WD offers additional equipment with a focus on technology, including full LED headlamps with High Beam Assist and static bending function, and a safety pack which includes Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition.
Diesel and electric options are expected to arrive to compliment the 1.0 and 1.6 petrol engines in 2018.
Dominic Threlfall, managing director of Pebley Beach, said “The arrival of the Kona gives customers a Hyundai choice in every segment of what is still a rapidly growing SUV sector.
“We anticipate that the Kona will be extremely popular with customers and you’ll see a lot of them on Swindon’s roads in the near future – and with their eye-catching styling and colours it will be hard to miss them.”
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