2021 Hyundai Kona: five things to know

2021 Hyundai Kona: five things to know

Since entering the market in 2018, the Hyundai Kona has a real success story with us. With more than 11,000 units sold in 2019 in Quebec, it is by far the most popular subcompact SUV.

Here are five things to know about the Hyundai Kona 2021.

Two motors

As standard, the Kona comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine producing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet.

By opting for a Trend, Luxury or Ultimate version, we are entitled to a turbocharged four-cylinder 1.6L engine. The power generated is 175 horsepower and only eight seconds are needed to reach 100 km / h since the stop.

The Kona’s entry-level powertrain is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the turbo engine uses a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission instead.

An electric version

In addition to its two gasoline engines, the Hyundai Kona 2021 also stands out with its fully electric variant, eligible for a generous subsidy.

In its electric version, the Kona EV can travel up to 415 kilometers on a single charge. With its 64 kWh lithium-ion battery and starting price of less than $ 45,000 (MSRP $ 44,999), it is eligible for government credits totaling $ 13,000.

Two or four wheel drive

Like many subcompact SUVs, the Kona gives you the choice of front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system for entry-level versions, namely Essential and Preferred. On the other hand, the three versions powered by the turbocharged unit are fitted as standard with all-wheel drive. In the case of the electric model, only the front drive wheels are on the menu.

A new Urban edition

With the exception of the orange and yellow which will be dropped and the addition of a gray, the changes for 2021 are pretty slim for the Kona.

Note also the arrival of the Urban edition, characterized by the turbocharged engine, 18-inch BBS rims, LED headlights and lights, a black arch and black fabric seats.

From 21 to 53

For 2021, the Hyundai Kona starts at $ 21,299 for the Essential version. At the top of the range, we find the Ultimate version, which is priced at $ 32,299. In this variant, we find an array of active safety technologies as well as amenities such as a sunroof, a wireless charger for cell phones and an eight-inch touch screen.

In the case of the Kona Electric, the MSRP is set at $ 44,999 for the Essential variant and can go up to $ 53,149 for the Ultimate.


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