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Frankfurt Auto Show 2017: India-bound Hyundai Kona unveiled

Frankfurt Auto Show 2017: India-bound Hyundai Kona unveiled
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 12 September 2017, 22:48 PM

Hyundai has unveiled its latest product, the Kona at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2017. Based on what can be seen, the Hyundai Kona gets the traditional Hyundai styling which includes two-tier headlamps, cascading grille, flared wheel arches and the muscular stance.  

Mechanically, the internationally unveiled model gets two engine choices- 1-litre T-GDI and a 1.6-litre T-GDI. The smaller engine generates 118 bhp of power at 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm, while the bigger engine generates 175 bhp of power at 5,500rpm and 265 Nm of peak torque at 1,500-4,500 rpm. The vehicles gets two transmission choices - 6-speed manual with front wheel drive and a 7-speed DCT optional four-wheel drive. The car gets an optional eight-inch infotainment system, which supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

In terms of safety features the international spec model gets Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Static Bending Light and Smart High Beam. However, it is unlikely to be offered in the India-spec Kona.

 

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