2020 Huyndai Kona Released In US; What’s New & Changed?
Hyundai Motor America has released first official details about the 2020 Kona small crossover.
The carmaker’s popular offering in the sub-compact crossover segment is entering the 2020 model year with only minor changes and upgrades.
Since the vehicle has only been on sale in the United States for roughly two years, there was no need to make any styling tweaks to the exterior and interior. The 2020 Kona looks just as fresh as when it first entered the U.S. market!
2020 Hyundai Kona changes & improvements
Listed here are all the changes that Hyundai introduced for the 2020 model year. Let’s have a look at what’s new and improved.
1. Iron Man Edition
We all knew that the eye-catching Hyundai Kona Iron Man was a limited to only a certain number of units being built. The vehicle has already been sold out, which means it is not available for the 2020 model year anymore.
2. SEL Plus trim level
The previously-available SEL trim level with Tech Package has been renamed to SEL Plus for the 2020 model year. The new trim level gained some features, including the 4.2-inch color multi-information display and wireless mobile phone charging.
3. Smart cruise control
The 2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate model also gained a new smart cruise control.
4. Orange color option
Last but not least comes the orange exterior color option with orange interior accents (available on Hyundai Kona Limited)!
Engine specs & AWD
The 2020 Hyundai Kona comes available with two different four-cylinder engines.
The base models come fitted with 2.0L engine that generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.
The second option, exclusive to the Limited and Ultimate trim levels, is the 1.6L turbo engine packing 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque from 1,500 through 4,500 rpm.
Hyundai Kona comes standard with front-wheel-drive, while AWD is optional. We need to point out that the FWD and AWD models ride on different suspension layouts for the rear axle. The Kona FWD comes with a rigid torsion beam, while the Kona AWD incorporates a multi-link suspension setup!
Hyundai Kona hybrid U.S. release date
There are good news and bad news about the release of the Hyundai Kona hybrid. The good news are that the Koreans have already launched the hybrid version of the Kona crossover. The bad news about that are, however, that the Kona hybrid will first go on sale in Europe, while the U.S. release date has yet to be announced.
It may be that Kona hybrid will not be launched in US before 2020.
Stay tuned for more news about that!
Interested in finding out when Hyundai’s SUV s (most interested in the Kona) will be available in a hybrid engine ( not electric)
Hyundai Kona hybrid is already available in Europe. Unfortunately, we don’t have the information about when it goes on sale in U.S.
When kona hybrid coming to usa
I sell Hyundai cars in U.S. and we got no reports on Kona hybrid coming to US at this point. Could be in 2021, though.
how do we request Hyundai for such things? It seems like a no brainer for the US market.
USA needs Kona Hybrid!!!!!
A Kona Hybrid would outcompete the RAV4 Hybrid. I don’t think there are any inexpensive subcompact SUV hybrids. What is taking Hyundai so long? They may miss my purchase window.
Still holding out for the Kona hybrid. Any updates? Will it be available for 2021?
USA market would gobble this up, both FWD and AWD models, since there’d be nothing else in the class for the reasonable price. It would create a class of its own, essentially.
i would be first in line to purchase a kona hybrid awd. I have been researching and nothing like it is out there in the USA. Lexus ux too expensive with the horrible run flats. Rav4 too big. Only thing maybe would be the Yaris Cross in Europe. hope Hyundia does the right thing.
We may need to settle for the comparable subcompact hybrid suv—- the Corolla Cross
Now that Biden is elected the mpg requirements will go up. Maybe Hyundai will follow GM and bail out of the California lawsuit and market the Kona hybrid in the US.
Still waiting. First company that comes out with a subcompact SUV hybrid with AWD for the U.S. market is the winner. (right now best bet is on HONDA HRV but it has not been announced yet)
No Kona Hybrid in US is STUPID! I’m Buying a Rav4 Hybrid. Another lost sale for Hyundai.
Yes please have a kona hybrid for the usa