For those who love to drive off road, venture out at unknown destinations and want a travel gear that would keep the luxury meter high even while dealing with the untamed surfaces, Hyundai has crafted a sport utility vehicle model, the much talked about Kona. This crossover SUV has entered its 2019 model year edition. It has loads of utility features packed in its dynamic lineup that also includes a green option which is no less than the conventional cars in terms of performance and comfort.
So, there’s a lot to explore in the 2019 Hyundai Kona series that came to know after we got the opportunity to test drive this sport utility car from Hyundai at the Riverside Hyundai dealer. And here’s a brief account of what we have experienced.
The 2019 Model Lineup
This year Hyundai drew our attention on its new series of Kona with its assuringsafety offerings like the intrusion of a standard automatic emergency braking feature, while making us take a glimpse at the new battery-electric model it was going to launch. Finally, we were shown the trim levels that build up the lineup of the 2019 Hyundai Kona and they were the models named as SE, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate.
When we took the first glance at the 2019 Hyundai Kona, its long sheet metal clad body looked like a fine sculpture that had intriguing surfaces reflecting its dynamic presence. We liked the cabin equallythat warmly welcomed us inside and maintained its luxurious dignity till we came out without any frills.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona can make place for five people in its modestly laid out comfort coach. With the given ride height the 2019 Hyundai Kona achieves some more comfort while the supportive seats with more than enough, head, shoulder and leg room. The 2019 Hyundai Kona allows every passenger to enjoy their personal space and enjoy the calm and quiet ride while their luggage can be loaded at the back of the rear seat that spreads about 20 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Power Setup
The base model of the 2019 Hyundai Kona runs on a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine for now that was silky smooth in performance. Thanks to the 6-speed automatic transmission it installed that shifted the power to either the front- or all-four wheels without a hitch.
There is also a turbo-4 engine that comes with a dual-clutch transmission. This powertrain option has the advantage of having an independent rear suspension that helps the Kona to slip through the messy roads with an aplomb.
Other Notable Features
Every Kona trim is well equipped with the latest features that contribute in making the rides comfortable, safe and yet thrilling. At the Riverside Hyundai, we drove the Kona SEL that was stacked up with driver comfort features like keyless ignition and 17-inch wheels, while the safety side was enhanced with the blind-spot monitors. Overall, the 2019 Hyundai Kona got more than five rating for providing good value for money and for sharing the same priorities we had.