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The brand new Hyundai Kona has arrived in North America at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and now that it is getting closer to dealerships, many consumers are starting to take a look at Hyundai’s newest entry in the subcompact SUV. The Hyundai Kona will officially hit the market in a few months when it joins the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe in an SUV lineup that truly has a lot to offer consumers.

The Hyundai Kona may be Hyundai’s entry-level offering, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on features, or short on performance. As a matter of fact, it happens to offer a lot of characteristics that you simply cannot find on any other model in its class starting with a unique platform.

A stiffer platform for the brand new Hyundai Kona

The new Hyundai Kona will be built on one of the most advanced platforms not just in its segment, but in the industry as a whole. Using advanced high-strength steel, this special structure is a lot stiffer than what you find with most competitors which translates into a more poised ride, less vibrations, better stability, improved handling, and impressive safety. Being so rigid, the platform is capable of better withstanding any impact, and it also bends a lot less when the Kona is driven more dynamically.

This platform is not the only thing that is dynamic with the brand new Hyundai Kona. Indeed, Hyundai’s newest sport utility vehicle will feature two engines, the first producing 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The second, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit, will be one of the only turbocharged engines in its segment and is sure to please buyers looking for both power and efficiency with its 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. While the first engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the second will get a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission.

No doubt about it, the brand new Hyundai Kona has a lot to offer. To learn more, contact us today at Hyundai of Aurora.