Published on October 30th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


Hyundai Kona Launched In Malaysia: CBU For RM124K To RM152K

At a virtual launch event on the company’s Facebook page today, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor launched the new Kona along with the new Sonata. They also unveiled a new tagline for the brand – ‘Geared for Distinction’.

For our drive impressions of the new Kona, check out this article from earlier this month.

The Hyundai Kona is fully imported from South Korea in 3 specifications:

  • Kona 2.0L – RM123,888 (RM115,888 with SST discount)
  • Kona 2.0L Active – RM138,888 (RM130,888 with SST discount)
  • Kona 1.6L Turbo – RM151,888 (RM143,888 with SST discount)

Both 2.0L models are powered by a naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 6-speed conventional automatic. The 2-litre motor produces 149 horsepower and 179Nm of torque. It’s an Atkinson cycle engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) technology. 

The 1.6L Turbo features direct injection with a single turbo, twin blade design. It produces 177 horsepower and 265Nm of torque which is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission.

Standard on all models of the Kona are:

  • 7” infotainment unit with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • 6 speakers
  • Smart Key with Push Start Button
  • 2 USB ports
  • Auto headlights
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • 6 airbags
  • 3 Drive modes (Comfort, Eco, Sport)
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Down Hill Brake Control
  • ISOFIX 2X rear
  • LED DRLs
  • Manual Parking Brake

The 2.0L base model comes with:

  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • Halogen bulb taillights
  • Rear foglights
  • Fabric seats
  • 3.5” Supervision Cluster
  • Single Zone Manual air conditioning
BHP diesel

Unique to the 2.0L Active model is:

  • Leather & Cloth combination seats (except Black interior, which is full leather)

The 2.0L Active AND 1.6L Turbo model have the following features in common:

  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning
  • Bi Function Projection Beam (LED) with Static Bending Light
  • LED Combination Tail lights
  • Front and Rear Fog lights
  • 8 way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • 4.2” Supervision Cluster
  • Single Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Heads Up Display
  • Auto Wipers

Unique to the 1.6 Turbo model are the following features:

  • 16” front ventilated brake discs (15” on 2.0L models)
  • 15” rear solid brake discs (14” on 2.0L models)
  • front and rear parking sensors
  • Hyundai SmartSense Suite (Lane Keeping Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision Warning, High Beam Assist, and Driver Attention Warning)
  • Integrated Roof Rack
  • Two tone body colour
  • Full Leather interior
  • Electronic Chromic Rear View Mirror
  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • Idle Stop & Go

Here’s a quick look at the colour combinations for each specification.

2.0L Base

Phantom Black Exterior with Grey Interior trim

Lake Silver Exterior with Grey Interior trim

2.0L Active 

Chalk White Exterior with Lime Green Interior trim

Phantom Black Exterior with Red Interior trim

Pulse Red Exterior with Red Interior trim

Blue Lagoon Exterior with Grey Interior trim

1.6L Turbo

Chalk White Exterior (Dual Tone) with Lime Green Interior trim

Phantom Black Exterior (Dual Tone) with Red Interior trim

Pulse Red Exterior (Dual Tone) with Red Interior trim

Blue Lagoon Exterior (Dual Tone) with Grey Interior trim 

Ceramic Blue Exterior (Dual Tone) with Grey Interior trim

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