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2018-10-18 16:27
Hyundai Kona green

Image: Janine Van der Post/Wheels24

The new Hyundai Kona, a premium SUV, has launched this week in the Western Cape. We'll have a driving impression from Janine van der Post before the end of the week. 

Before that though, here's a recap of what you can expect from the two model line-up:

The entry-level Kona is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine and will cost R379 000. Power figures for the three-cylinder forced induction powertrain are 88kW and 172Nm. 

The flagship model is powered by a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine wiith 110kW and 180Nm, it will cost R399 900 when its launched in the middle of October. 

Both models are front wheel drive, the entry level model uses a six-speed manual gearbox while the flagship employs a 6-speed automatic. 

Expect features like LED daytime driving lights, blind-spot warning and park distance control with a camera to make parking easier. 

Inside, Hyundai says both models are fitted with AUX and USB connections as standard and are fitted with four speakers. AppleCarplay will be available too. 

It includes a 7 year or 200 000km manufacturers' warranty (comprising the 5 years or 150 000km warranty with a 2 year or 50 000km drivetrain warranty); a 5 year or 90 000km service plan; and 5 years or 150 000km roadside assistance. 

GALLERY: 2018 Hyundai Kona

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