As you like it. Power, fun and efficiency. KONA offers the choice between two highly efficient, turbocharged
petrol powertrains. At the top, you have a 1.6 T-GDI that delivers 177 HP and 4WD coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch
transmission (DCT). The DCT combines the fuel efficiency and driving fun of a manual transmission with
the convenience of an automatic transmission. There is also a downsized yet powerful 1.0 T-GDI with 120 HP
and 2WD available. It comes with a 6-speed manual optimized for greater fuel-efficiency.

  • 1.0 T-GDI
    gasoline engine

    For more economical mobility, you can choose the downsized 1.0-liter T-GDI 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 120 HP (88 kW) and 172 Nm. Enjoy improved fuel efficiency with the help of an electronically-controlled waste-gate actuator which lowers pumping losses as well as improving throttle response and low-end torque. The GDI injector, pressured to a higher-than-average 200 bar, secures clean combustion and improves fuel economy and emissions. The engine is offered with front-wheel drive and 6MT.

    120 hp

    172 Nm

  • 1.6 T-GDI
    gasoline engine

    For plenty of performance, KONA’s 1.6 turbocharged engine takes you from 0 to 100 in under 8 seconds. The in-house developed, downsized 1.6 T-GDI four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with a performance of 177 HP (130 kW) and 265 Nm torque gives you the power and poise to handle city streets and country roads with ease. It comes paired with Hyundai Motor’s newly developed, compact four-wheel drive and the smooth-shifting 7DCT.

    177 hp

    265 Nm

  • 1.6 CRDI
    diesel engline

    Within a year of the launch, the KONA’s powertrain line-up will be further expanded with the addition of a newly developed, and highly efficient 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine available with two power outputs.

6-speed manual transmission

KONA’s 6-speed manual is optimized for greater fuel-efficiency. It is paired with the 1.0-liter T-GDI 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and front-wheel drive.

The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT)

KONA’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) combines the fuel efficiency and driving fun of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission. Two drive modes are available: normal and sport. In sport mode there is a different shift pattern, with gears being held longer before shifting.


The all-new KONA offers an on-demand All Wheel Drive system for optimum handling and cornering
performance. It makes driving slippery surfaces and bumpy country roads safer and much more fun.
Featuring Advanced Traction Cornering Control to improve agility and stability, it actively distributes
torque while accelerating in curved sections. And that translates into some seriously exciting driving
dynamics – because it’s not just getting there, it’s how we feel on the way.


The all-new KONA provides you with the seamless connectivity you expect and innovative tech
that makes life easier – like a head-up display, wireless charging for your phone and a high
mounted floating touch screen for better visibility and easy access.

The 7" touch screen

The 7” touch screen integrates 3D navigation, media and connectivity features.

Wireless phone charging

Located in the centre console, a wireless charging pad (Qi standard) lets you easily charge a compatible Qi-enabled smartphone without the use of messy and unsightly cables.

Digital Information Cluster

Optimally placed and easy to read, a 4.2” LCD screen shows you important driver information like: the status of active safety features, remaining range and fuel consumption, navigation instructions, outside temperature and more.


With Hyundai SmartSense, our cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, KONA is
leading the segment with the latest active safety technology – built to provide you with more safety and peace of
mind. From automatically braking to avoid collisions, to detecting vehicles in the blind spot, KONA can
alert you of potential dangers around you when driving.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection

The FCA system uses the front mounted camera and the radar sensor to monitor the traffic ahead. Should it detect a potential collision with a vehicle in front or with a pedestrian, it will warn the driver and if required, automatically slow or stop the vehicle.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

The standard LKA uses the front camera to monitor the lines of the road. In case of an unintended lane departure, it will warn the driver and can apply counter steering torque to guide the car back to the lane.

*The speed camera alert feature is not available in all countries.

Blind Spot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist

Using 2 radar sensors in the lower rear bumper, the system visually warns you of traffic in the blind spot area. Should you set the turn indicator in such a situation, the Lane Change Assist will sound an acoustic alert.

Full LED Lighting Technology

High Beam Assist detects oncoming vehicles as well as vehicles in the same lane ahead at night, and changes from high beam to low beam as appropriate. The Static Bending Light illuminates the front side area ahead when cornering, improving visibility at night.

Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)

When reversing out of a narrow parking space, the Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning reduces the risk of a collision. Using 2 radar sensors at the rear, it warns you in case of any approaching cross traffic.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

This standard feature raises safety and convenience to an entirely new level by continuously monitoring and analysing driving patterns. When a pattern of fatigue or distraction is identified, DAW gets the driver’s attention with an audible alert and pop-up message suggesting a break.


Stay online in the city or get offline, go off-road and crank the music all the way up. The premium sound system
from KRELL delivers stellar sound performance so you can rock it in style. And no matter how you choose to explore
what drives you, the all-new KONA provides you with the seamless connectivity you expect and innovative tech that
makes life easier. Like an 8” touch screen display that makes everything easily accessible with Apple CarPlay™
and Android Auto™. Express yourself.

Apple CarPlay™ is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android Auto™ is a registered trademark of Google Inc.

7" touch screen display

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