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Asiaone Hyundai Kona Hybrid

A petrol-electric hybrid is a much more energy-efficient and environment-friendly than a petrol-driven car, which requires frequent oil changes and maintenance. 

However, the transition to a hybrid car is not that easy, it also means you have to adopt a more efficient style of driving. Also, it means getting used to half of the advantages of both types instead of the full capability of one. 

The new model is cloaked with high-efficient tires, which is certainly the best when it comes to cornering capability and braking power. Some of the driving tests show that it can average for about 16.5km/L.

In this straits times review, we will elaborate on the new upgrades of this model and why it is the most efficient model yet.

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New Features

The updates in this model are not far removed from its previous iteration. The features are much more focused on efficiency rather than the aesthetics of it and balancing the best of both worlds when it comes to hybrids.

Clearly, the integration is much more refined than the previous model. The new hood is also extending over the new bumper, a broad grille, and updated headlights.

Additionally, the rear side of the Kona Hybrid is very similar to its predecessor. The new bumper and tail-light cluster with expanded visuals are also featured in the model. There are also five available variants that you can choose from.

The polished exterior can be compared to the more contemporary interior. The digital panel that resembles the one in Avante makes the analog gauges look like a fossil.

For the people who are not a fan of digital clusters and like the analog meters more, Kona Hybrid simulated the analog meter in the digital panel with multiple color themes available as options.

Interior

When it comes to the infotainment display, it is much more expanded and has a clean and user-friendly user interface. However, the loading of the menu can be slow sometimes. When it comes to pairing the phone for the utilization of Apple CarPlay, however, it is a piece of cake.

One of the improvements also that is worth the price is the option for an upgraded audio system but I think the non-audiophiles will not appreciate this feature, but it’s good having it anyway.

The safety and convenience feature in Hyundai cars, SmartSense is also upgraded which is very much useful and important. The features are Rear Seat Alert and Safe Exit Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, among others.

Cyclists and pedestrians can now be identified with Kona Hybrid’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist for an added safety. It is very much more useful especially in these times that there is an increasing number of cyclists. 

Main Capability

The remaining feature in this new model is the petrol-electric drivetrain. It has a total system power of 130hp, a total system torque of 265Nm, and a sprint time of 11.3 seconds. These features are what Kona Hybrid inherited from its predecessor.

The Kona Hybrid is certainly built for efficiency although it lacks the vivacity that its predecessor has. Although it seems like it is much more sturdy and adaptable than the previous model.

Efficiency

This new model has a lot of upgrades that are much more lucrative than ever. It is built especially for people who like to have a more fuel-efficient vehicle that they can ride along confidently in the city.

The much more updated safety features, improved cornering, and modern interior make it much more competitive than the previous model. The new model also allows the drivers for much more safe and highly efficient driving that doesn’t require you to put too much effort.

Clearly, the Kona Hybrid is built for efficiency, user-safety, and environment-friendly capabilities. This model also aids the drivers to adopt a much more efficient driving routine and it is certainly the best model yet.