For the 2019-year edition, Hyundai has improved its SUV Crossover Kona by installing a turbo- Inline 4 engine with different powertrain options distributed among its popular trims, namely, the SEL, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate trims. All the trims are open to be configured both as Front Wheel Drives as well as All Wheel Drives.
The SUV Look
At the Hyundai dealer Medford, we took a look at the 2019 Kona that simply appeared as a vehicle that is always ready for off-road adventures. The body of the 2019 Hyundai Kona is mainly made of sheet metal with cladded and sculpted surfaces, in a rhythmic flow. At the front, Kona has made a unique blend of metal and glass, where the headlights decide to be split into thinner bands to allow big air intakes. The grille looks elegant as it holds a cross vent a bit up from the ground. The cladding lines can be seen to be stretching out from the front bumper till the end of the fenders.
Both the sides of the new Kona are interesting combinations of playful lines and creases, while you can choose for a contrasting color for the roof if you like. The taillights however will remain in its gray-matte plastic wear that surrounds the inset of the body color.
Accommodating and Comfortable Cabin
As the robust Kona moves through different landforms, the inside cabin gets calmer. Installing a new kitsch-skip function for its cabin, the cabin of the Kona looks surprisingly cool and pleasant. The arrangement of everything follows logical reasoning because of which each ride with the new Kona never tires its occupants. The seats are soft yet sturdy to provide the required support all through the way. The controls for audio and climate are placed below a large touchscreen, while the big round air vents make things look practical and yet beautiful.
So that none have to touch the top when the Kona rides on uneven surfaces, the head room and the cab height are given extra emphasis. the legroom and the shoulder room too are plenty to easily accommodate five passengers. To make space for their luggage the 2019 Hyundai Kona allows 20 cubic feet of cargo space allotted behind the rear seats.
Off Road Performance
The experts at the Hyundai Medford say that with the available turbo power, the new 2019 Kona achieves a languid acceleration and excellent on-road performance. The base engine of the 2019 Kona is a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that can churn out a horsepower of 147 while its 6-speed automatic transmission keeps smoothing down all the uneven movements while climbing up and down the off-road patches. The 2019 Hyundai Kona comes with an independent rear suspension that certainly creates a huge impact on the performance of the new Kona helping it out to slip through the difficult paths with a reasonably high aplomb.
With the current powertrain combination, the base trim of the 2019 Hyundai Kona manages to grab an EPA rating that scores 27 mpg when driven in the city roads and rises up to 33 mpg, when it consistently drives on highway speeds for a while.