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2020 Hyundai Kona: A User Review

Every car that gets released from its shade has its own target audience, as it serves a particular purpose beyond being a mere mode of transport. This is so, because even modes of transport need to differ from each other, as the necessities, driving conditions and the terrains are different. Let’s take the example of crossovers that are now reigning the automotive market, as this type of vehicles are able to cover all the basic needs of transportation under a single roof. The Hyundai Kona is one such crossover which is now there in the market for a couple of years.

Recently, the 2020 model year version of Hyundai Kona has hit the dealership showrooms, and its glowing appearance has already started making an impact on the sales counters in the major dealerships, said, one of the experienced sales staff of the Vallejo Hyundai showroom. Packing in almost everything any crossover buyer can look for, the 2020 Hyundai Kona does concentrate more on offering a city-friendly package. The standard features with the option to be driven with all-four -wheels, this crossover from Hyundai has reached a level of versatility that equally matches its capability.

Styling Tweaks

If you talk of its styling tweaks, anyone who has observed the 2020 Hyundai Kona will agree that its looks will arrest your attention in no time.As a hatchback-styled utility vehicle, that has fitted in, adouble-layered headlights, the 2020 Hyundai Kona looks busy and eager for any road adventure. The interior cabin quite in contrast, looks more restrained in nature without compromising on the feature count that is surely impressive.

Feature Count

Fortunately enough, every 2020 trim of Hyundai Kona is well equipped with a decent feature count. Even the base SE model includes safety features like automatic emergency braking while the infotainment section is upgraded with a big touchscreen display that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The next higher trim SEL adds to the package the blessings of 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, heated front seats, keyless ignitionand blind spot monitor.

Climb up the price tag to the Ultimate trim, you are now even more equipped with a sleek looking head-up display, a wireless smartphone charging pad, adaptive cruise control and even more.

Utility Aspects

The 2020 Hyundai Kona can invite five people with ease. The ride height makes way for a decent rear head room while its overall size allows 20 cubic feet of cargo room to be left behind the rear seats, that fits in loads of luggage that five people can carry.

Impressive Powerline

The base model of the 2020 Hyundai Kona rides on a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which feels adequate for this small a crossover. After paring to a 6-speed automatic transmission and the available configuration of all-wheel drive makes 147 horsepower. Surprisingly, the optional engine of 1.6-liter turbo-4 in collaboration with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is able to pump the horsepower up to 175, which is preferred by many, says an expert sales executive of the Vallejo Hyundai dealer showroom.


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