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Hyundai Kona: In The Spotlight

16 Sep

The new Hyundai Kona is certainly a sight to behold It’s sleek, stylish design and sophisticated interiors make this car a stunning addition to the range. Let’s take a look at what make this car so great…

Colours

The interior is available in two different styles: Premium SE and Premium GT trims. The colours featured in the interior and exterior will reflect each other and the style the car. The standard colour for the interior is grey, which offers grey accents on the gear shaft, engine button, seats and steering wheel. However if you want to be a little more adventurous:
* Red – The Pulse Red exterior comes with red accents inside the vehicle such as red seatbelts.
* Orange – The Tangerine Comet exterior features orange accents around the gearshift, engine button, seats and steering wheel.
* Lime – The Acid Yellow exterior includes lime seatbelts.

Comfort and Convenience

The car is very spacious inside, and had a load area of 1143 litres when the seats are pushed down. The boot opening is also extra wide to allow for easy loading and unloading of items. The SE also has electric lumbar support in the driver’s seat, as well as heated seats.

Gadgets

The car features a full Bluetooth connection allowing you to connect your phone and take calls as well as play music wirelessly. As far as the audio goes, there is a sub-woofer, external amp and 8 speakers. You’ll have charging points in the car for your mobile device for convenience, and also a floating touchscreen display for navigation, traffic reports and weather reports so you are always connected and aware.

Performance

You’ll want to head to your nearest  Hyundai Dealership once you hear what this car can do. You’ll have a choice between three engines:
* 1.0 T-GDI – turbocharged three-cylinder, 120PS / 172Nm x 6-speed manual
* 1.6 T-GDI – four-cylinder, 177PS / 265Nm x 7-speed DSG
* 1.6 D-GDi – turbocharged diesel, details t/f

The Kona sports impressive CO2 emissions as low as 117g/km.

Safety

The Kona includes some great safety and security features, the first being Hyundai SmartSense. This is a driver assist system which helps with emergency braking, detecting vehicles closeby and even potholes in the road.

The next is Lane Keep Assistant- which is particularly useful when in the motorway or a dual carriageway. It will detect if you unintentionally drift out of your lane, and correct your road positioning for you.

In the Premium SE, there is a Rear-Cross Traffic Alert which can help you to reduce the risk of a collision when you reverse out of a bay or road, by scanning the area for any movement.

The Kona Premium GT has LED headlights for extra power and also features high beam assist, which will detect when other road users are approaching and switches high beam off to avoid a collision.

Finally, and most impressively, the Kona features a system called Driver Attention Alert. This system entails reducing the risk of accident and providing a safe drive for you and your passengers by observing and analysing your driving patterns on a journey. If the analysis detects that you are becoming distracted or fatigues, it will alert you and advise that you pull over and take a break.


 
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Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Guest content

 

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