A look in and around the 2018 Hyundai Kona – Roadshow

2018 Hyundai Kona

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Kona on the street

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Kona 3/4

The Kona’s all-wheel-drive system also comes with a more sophisticated rear suspension.

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Kona from the back

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Kona in the wild

Hyundai claims the Kona is for those with “active lifestyles,” which apparently means driving in the jungle. 

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Kona cobblestones

Three driving modes, Sports, Normal and Eco, will adjust the throttle, transmission shift points and torque mapping, to maximize acceleration or fuel economy. 

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Kona in the jungle

Zero to 62 mph with the turbo engine happens in a claimed 7.7 seconds, presumably on tarmac.

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LED eyes

Available advanced driver-assist systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane-Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning and more.

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Kona curves

Up front are McPherson struts. In the back is either a torsion beam setup (for front-wheel-drive models) or a dual-arm multi-link system for all-wheel-drive Konas.

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Kona on the prowl

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Kona launch event

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Kona and Chung

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Ironman

A special one-off “Ironman” Kona, complete with Marvel badges. The fog lights look like an arc reactor.

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Just Tony?

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In blue

At the Kona premiere, Konas in several different colors were on display.

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Atkinson

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147 2.0

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LEDs

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Augment

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Orange

Pictures don’t quite do this color justice; it’s a bold orange that really works on this car.

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Side view

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Shark fin

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Door

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Backseat

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Silver/gray

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175 1.6

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7.7

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Tail

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Trunk

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Brakes

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Cockpit

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Lots of gadgets

It has all the normal bells and whistles, but also a few that you might not expect, like wireless phone charging.

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Buttons

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Dials and screen

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HUD

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Infotainment

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AC and DC

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6 or 7

The base engine is mated to a six-speed auto. The turbo gets a seven-speed dual-clutch.

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Wipers

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Turn here

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Drive safe

Forward collision-avoidance assist, lane-keeping assist, driver-attention warning system, and so on.

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Audio by…

Sadly, high-end audio company Krell only does the audio outside of the US market.

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Hyundai

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Taillights

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Taillights

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Evil eye

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Logos

If you get the 4WD version, there’s a little badge below this that says “4WD.”

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2018 Kona

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