2020 Hyundai Kona will make use of a 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine and an electric motor. This hybrid system makes 139 Bhp and 265 Nm.
Earlier this year, the Hyundai Kona EV was launched in the Indian market as the first all-electric model from its manufacturer. Around the same time, in the international market, the South Korean carmaker has taken the wrap off the Kona hybrid. Recently, Hyundai has revealed details and specs of this upcoming model at a press conference.
The hybrid Hyundai Kona is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine alongside an electric motor. The internal combustion unit is capable of making a maximum power of 103 Bhp and a peak torque of 147 Nm while the electric motor alone can deliver a power output of 43 Bhp and a torque of 170 Nm. Together, they can develop a total power of 139 Bhp and a combined torque of 265 Nm. This hybrid system comes with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox packed with a paddle shifter.
Hyundai Kona hybrid features a 1.6-litre Kappa petrol and a 43PS electric engine
With regards to the performance of the Hyundai Kona hybrid, this car is claimed to speed from idle to 100 kmph in 11.2 seconds and the top speed is rated at 160 kmph. In terms of fuel consumption, this hybrid vehicle is said to consume 3.9 litres every 100 km. In the NEDC standard, Hyundai Kona hybrid’s CO2 emission rate stands at 90 grams/kilometre. With a focus on delivering high fuel efficiency, Hyundai has equipped the hybrid vehicle with an Eco-Driving Assist system integrated with Coasting Guide and Predictive Energy Management functions. As revealed by Hyundai, the hybrid Kona also comes with an additional driving Sport driving mode which is claimed to provide a “dynamic driving experience”.
Hyundai Kona Hybrid will be launched in the international market
About the exterior, the Hyundai Kona hybrid will come with new alloy wheels whose sizes range from 16 to 18 inches and new Blue Lagoon exterior paint. The interior also features a new colour scheme. In terms of features, it sports a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Blue Link connectivity system, voice recognition function that understands six voices, embedded telematics as well as Hyundai’s Live Services.
Recently, Hyundai has introduced the all-electric version of the Kona as its first India-spec EV at the starting price of Rs. 25.30 lakh. In India, Hyundai offers a 100 kW electric motor with a 39kWh battery pack. This drivetrain can deliver a range of 452 km in one charge. For more car updates, visit IndianAuto.com.