Hyundai announced their Kona lineup for 2020 at the end of August, with the main difference for the coming year being the availability of the brand’s SmartSense safety technologies across the range. Selected grades also get equipment updates.
Entry-level Go and the Active grades add a camera-based Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) City/Urban system with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), joining the Elite and Highlander grade Konas in offering this safety tech.
Elite and Highlander variants continue to feature a camera and radar-based City/Urban/Interurban FCA with a Pedestrian Detection function.
Lane Keeping Assist is now standard on every 2020 Kona model, as is the Driver Attention Warning system, which monitors attention levels, and recommends the driver take a break as required.
New on the Kona Elite and Highlander for 2020 is Smart Cruise Control, which automatically maintains a safe distance to the vehicle ahead, braking and accelerating as required when in traffic.
“The 2020 Kona line-up builds on the broad appeal of our eye-catching small SUV, by making key SmartSense advanced safety technologies standard for every customer, regardless of their model grade choice,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO, Mr. JW Lee.
Mechanically unaltered for 2020, the Kona is available with a choice of two powertrains - a 2.0-litre MPi petrol four-cylinder or a 1.6-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder. The 110kW/180Nm 2.0 petrol is matched to a six-speed auto as standard and is only offered in 2WD, while the 130kW/265Nm 1.6 turbo-diesel is matched to a seven-speed DCT and AWD as standard.
Cargo volume is up to 1143 litres with the rear seats folded and maximum braked towing capacity is 1300kg (1250kg on the 1.6 turbodiesel).
MY20 Kona list pricing (excluding ORCs) starts at $24,000 for the Go, with the Active listing for $25,500, the Elite for $30,000 and the Highlander $36,000.
See your Hyundai dealer for more details.