Kona the conqueror
Hyundai’s subcompact SUV, the Kona, begs to differ because it has something more to offer beyond its globally-acclaimed style: The Kona may be the Tucson’s funkier and more adventurous younger brother, but it’s not a rookie when it comes to performance. It’s well-endowed, thanks to its 2.0-liter Atkinson gasoline engine with 6-speed AT transmission, Euro 4 emission rating, and can give you a maximum power of 149ps/6,200rpm and a maximum torque of 18.3kg-m/4,500rpm. From long rides to uphill climbs, driving the Kona feels like a breeze. The fact that its Drive Mode Technology allows you to command how and when to exert power that will efficiently satisfy your driving style is just a bonus. Apart from its modern interiors complete with cushioned fabric for its 5-seating capacity, the Kona has ample headroom (front & back) and leg room, thanks to a wide exterior dimension of 1,800mm that contribute to better on-road stability, and a long wheelbase of 2,600mm that affords greater passenger leg room.
Much has been said about the Kona’s head-turning style and performance which has captivated international award giving bodies in the past few years. But with its wing-like fenders, sporty exoskeleton design, cascading grille complete with a brilliant separated headlight design composed of projector halogen headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights, can you really blame them?