It’s been a while since we’ve spoken about the Hyundai Kona, so we thought it would be a good idea to dive into the subcompact crossover today. Not every model on the lineup can undergo vast changes and improvements each year, but even the carryover 2020 Kona has undergone a few subtle enhancements for the new model year. We thought we’d go over these changes before diving into some of the subcompact crossover’s highlighted specs and features.
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Model Year Changes
For starters, Hyundai introduced its new Smart Cruise Control technology ahead of the 2020 model year. This newly developed feature is standard on the Kona Ultimate trim level for 2020. What used to be known as the SEL with Tech Package has been rebadged as the SEL Plus trim level. Both the 4.2” multi-information display screen and wireless device charging system that were only available in the Ultimate trim previously have been moved down to the renamed SEL Plus trim level. Finally, a new orange interior accent color has been made available on the Limited trim level when equipped with the Sunset Orange exterior. It’s also important to note that the Iron Man Edition is no longer available.
While there is no change under the hood, we wanted to highlight the two powertrain options available in the 2020 Hyundai Kona. On the lower trim levels, the standard engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder option capable of generating 147 horsepower alongside 132 pound-feet of torque. On the Limited and Ultimate trim levels, that option is upgraded to a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder that can deliver 175 horsepower and 194 lb-ft. of torque.
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If you’re in the market for a small utility vehicle with plenty of style and great features, you should certainly consider the slightly updated 2020 Hyundai Kona. Get in touch with us if you have any questions!