The all-new 2018 2018 Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover has been generating strong interest since its world premiere last summer. We first tested out in an exclusive premiere in South Korea, after which it made its North American debut in Los Angeles in November. Following its Canadian launch in Montreal at the beginning of the year, the last piece of the puzzle still missing was the pricing. We now have that for you.
Available to pre-order as of now, the Kona will sell starting at only $20,999. Its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine generates 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and heated front seats.
The 2018 Hyundai Kona is also available with a 1.6L turbo engine, starting at $27,274. This version produces 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque working with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Also worth noting is that the Kona will be the next Hyundai vehicle in Canada to feature the Blue Link telematics system. The system can be easily accessed via buttons on the rearview mirror, the Web or a smartphone app, and offers functionalities like a remote starter, climate control, Google local search, remote door lock/unlock, a vehicle finder application and upgraded roadside assistance. Blue Link will be included in the Ultimate versions and is activated for the first five years of ownership.
Pricing for 2018 Hyundai Kona
- - Essential 2.0L FWD at $20,999
- - Essential 2.0L AWD at $22,999
- - Preferred 2.0L FWD at $22,749
- - Preferred 2.0L AWD at $24,749
- - Luxury 2.0L AWD at $27,499
- - Trend 1.6T AWD at $27,274
- - Ultimate 1.6T AWD at $31,799
- - Ultimate 1.6T AWD with Colour package at $31,999
Hyundai Canada also announced that it is extending the Hyundai Express Shopping digital platform to websites of brand dealerships across the country. This platform allows buyers to easily plan and complete their vehicle purchase online.
The current platform, now available on Hyundai Canada’s corporate website, offers customers a build and price module and allows them to request an appraisal of their trade-in vehicle by their local Hyundai dealer, apply for credit approval for finance or lease, and even to schedule an appointment at the dealership of their choice. This spring, Hyundai dealers will be able to integrate the Hyundai Express Shopping digital platform on their own website and thus offer their customers a more convenient and personalized online car-shopping experience.
Hyundai will in the process become the first automotive manufacturer to enable its dealerships to carry out retails sales transactions online in Canada, complete with a virtual shopping cart and the possibility to pay at an online checkout.