2018 Hyundai Kona Named One of Wards 10 Best Interiors

Posted on 12. May, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

04/24/2018, Fountain Valley, CA

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Apr 24, 2018 – The all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona’s neat and complicated interior was concurred by a editors of WardsAuto today, that named it to this year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors list.

“The Kona smashes a idea that a small-vehicle interior will be tasteless or have low-quality materials,” pronounced Christie Schweinsberg, comparison editor, WardsAuto. “Thanks to a matte black plastics, good head-up display, inexhaustible advanced-safety technologies and musty lime-green accents — all for underneath $30,000 — a inside of Hyundai’s new tiny CUV knocked a judges’ hosiery off.”

WardsAuto editors complicated a vehicles in Feb and March, selecting a 10 winners from a margin of 40 vehicles with new or significantly rested interiors. Editors evaluated a vehicles’ facilities including ergonomics, motorist information, fit-and-finish, materials, value, safety, comfort and pattern harmony. There was no cost top on entries. Ultimately, WardsAuto editors are looking for interiors that lift a bar not usually for that sold code though also for that vehicle’s segment.

“The all-new Kona offers buyers a far-reaching and atmospheric feel even with a compress measure and low roof line by regulating a clever plane impression line,” pronounced Andrew Moir, ‎interior pattern manager, ‎Hyundai Design North America. “The floating arrangement pattern adds serve to a occupants’ clarity of interior honesty and a HVAC (heating, movement and atmosphere conditioning) controls are surrounded by soft, liquid sum that minister to a sexy knowledge and raise a comfort-focused environment.”

During a preference process, editors compensate tighten courtesy to fit-and-finish, checking to see if seams are true and compare adult clean on armrests, instrument panels and around a interior. Editors stand in and out of behind seats and third rows in incomparable CUVs and SUVs to check altogether comfort levels, headroom and legroom. Another increasingly critical difficulty is motorist information. Smartphone integrations and voice-activation systems also are rigorously tested.


Hyundai designers also maximized Kona’s interior space for luggage storage capabilities, reflecting a mandate of business with active lifestyles. The split-folding back seats overlay prosaic around a dual-level loading building that gives 3 inches of additional straight space and allows easy entrance for a accumulation of recreational equipment.

Technology is a clever offered indicate of Kona with customary facilities including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Owners can also suffer a preference of Qi wireless charging for their smartphones.

Kona has a series of singular and disdainful facilities compared with rival vehicles. For example, Kona offers a largest Heads-Up Display (HUD) in a segment. The arrangement is some-more than twice as splendid as a foe and double a size, creation it a lot easier to keep tabs on speed, audio, navigation and active reserve information. Kona’s Driver Attention Warning is also a shred first, adding to Kona’s turn of active safety.  


Kona offers a full apartment of worldly technologies interconnected with user-friendly functionality to keep passengers sensitive and entertained. The reward infotainment complement offers several modernized connectivity features, including customary Android Auto™ and customary Apple CarPlay™, SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio and next-generation Blue Link® LTE-powered connectivity. The customary seven-inch tone LCD arrangement includes AM/FM/MP3 touchscreen audio, auxiliary submit jacks, voice-command approval and Rear View Monitor. The accessible eight-inch touchscreen navigation arrangement includes next-generation Blue Link, trade upsurge and occurrence information around HD radio, Infinity® reward audio with 8 speakers, subwoofer and Clari-Fi ™ music-restoration technology.

Kona offers facilities that they would be accustomed to in incomparable CUV segments, such as a vast tone LCD electroluminescent sign cluster, energy driver’s seat, exhilarated leather seats, involuntary atmosphere conditioning and vicinity key.


Kona offers modernized active reserve features, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), that uses a car’s front-facing camera and radar to assistance detect an coming collision and to assistance equivocate impact or minimize repairs by braking autonomously. Three additional systems also implement a front-view camera to boost reserve and convenience: Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).

Kona radar systems also support with a Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) to assistance detect coming vehicles that might be vaporous from perspective during highway driving. The Rear Cross-Traffic Collison Warning (RCCW) helps detect when another automobile might have entered a car’s rearward path, such as subsidy out of a parking spot, by providing a motorist alert.


Kona Ultimate models are versed with Blue Link®, including nominal three-year Blue Link services, with extended safety, diagnostic, remote and superintendence services. Blue Link brings connectivity directly into a automobile with technologies like Google Home®, Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link facilities can be accessed around buttons on a rearview mirror, a MyHyundai.com web portal, a Blue Link smartphone app, Amazon® Alexa Blue Link ability and by regulating a Blue Link Google Assistant app. Some facilities can also be tranquil around Android Wear™ and Apple Watch™ smartwatch apps.

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