Next stop USA: Hyundai Motor unveils the All-New Kona for US market

  • The All-New Kona is celebrating its US debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show
  • Sales start of the compact SUV on the US market is planned for early 2018
  • The All-New Kona adds to Hyundai’s family of SUVs a progressively designed compact SUV

- Hyundai Motor is today introducing the All-New Kona at the Los Angeles Motor Show. Los Angeles is the next stop for Hyundai’s new B-SUV on its worldwide release tour and its debut on the US market.

The sales start for the Kona in the US is planned for early 2018. With the All-New Kona entering the B-SUV segment Hyundai Motor is extending its US SUV family to four members including the Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Sport and the Tucson.

With sales already under way in Europe, the All-New Kona is a real SUV, equipped with four-wheel drive, 7 dual clutch transmission and the latest Hyundai powertrain technology. Modern turbocharged petrol engines enhance the driving dynamics of the Kona and boost the efficiency and driving pleasure of the latest addition to Hyundai’s car portfolio. Active safety features such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection and Hyundai’s first head-up display, which projects relevant driving information in the driver’s line of sight, make the ride more comfortable in the city, on the highway and off-road.

Our All-New Kona continues Hyundai’s new design identity. It is a true SUV with a progressive character and premium safety and connectivity features. This successful combination will attract new, modern customers. That is why the All-New Kona is an important milestone for Hyundai Motor Europe on its way to becoming the leading Asian automotive brand in Europe by 2021 with the launch of 30 new models and derivatives.

Thomas A. SchmidChief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

Since the launch of the Santa Fe in 2001 Hyundai Motor has sold more than 1.7 million SUVs worldwide, becoming an established brand in the SUV segment. With the All-New Kona Hyundai Motor has developed a completely new compact SUV platform to meet highest customer expectations. The Kona is a real SUV with a bold and progressive design, premium features, accessible connectivity and the latest safety technologies. It expresses the lifestyle of modern urban customers and is a confident statement of who you are: You drive it, You define it.

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