Wednesday, February 17, 2021

2022 Hyundai Kona Arrives This Spring

The new 2022 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric SUVs, 1.6 inches longer than the previous model, receive a fresh design for the U.S. market, including an all-new sporty N Line trim. The standard powertrain is a 147 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson engine paired with a new Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission, while the N Line and Limited trims offer a 195 horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder direct-injected, turbocharged engine coupled to a seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission. The Kona Electric, freshened with a new front fascia design, has a 150 kW (201 horsepower) permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor supplied by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery producing an estimated MPGe is 132 city, 108 highway, and 120 combined based on internal testing. The center-stack and center-cluster displays are all new for the Electric with large 10.25 screens. 2022 Kona gasoline and Electric SUVs will arrive in the Spring.