Under the Hood of the 2018 Hyundai Kona

December 8th, 2017 by

2018 Hyundai Kona Engine Options

The Hyundai Kona is set to breathe new life into the Hyundai lineup for the 2018 model year. With the US-spec version making its official debut of the 2018 Hyundai Kona at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we now have a much better understanding of what to expect from this new compact crossover. In addition to getting some details on the interior features, we now have the highly anticipated powertrain specs and engine options.

2018 Hyundai Kona base engine

The 2018 Hyundai Kona near Denver, CO will come standard with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine. That engine is rated for 147 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 132 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 RPM.

This base engine will pair with a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual mode and an overdrive torque converter, which adds to the Kona’s highway fuel efficiency.

2018 Hyundai Kona upgraded engine

For more power and performance, prospective Kona buyers will have the option to choose a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Delivering 175 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 195 pound-feet of torque between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm, you’ll experience noticeable differences in how this upgraded model accelerates. This engine will only be available in the Kona Limited and Kona Ultimate trims.

2018 Hyundai Kona drive systems

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is slated to be available in front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models (great news for Colorado drivers). AWD models will use an independent multi-link suspension while the FWD models will feature a rosion beam in the rear.

Set to arrive at Schomp Hyundai this spring, the 2018 Hyundai Kona is one of the most exciting new models in the highly competitive compact segment. Stay tuned for more information or contact us to be one of the first to get behind the wheel when it arrives.

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