There Are Many Reasons Webster, NY Drivers Already Love the New 2018 Hyundai KONA

If we could describe the first-ever compact SUV of its kind, built on an all-new Hyundai CUV platform, in a turn of phrase, it'd be this: the new 2018 KONA crossover is the whole package. From base SE and midrange SEL through the luxurious and fully loaded Limited and Ultimate trims, it's already garnering praise as appealing to the busy urban lifestyle and enthusiasts of the unbeaten path alike. That's for a boatload of reasons, too!

For one, multi-terrain capability both on and off-road. That's more than just owing to the fun handling afforded by Normal and Sport Drive Mode Select and a responsive MacPherson strut front suspension atop a long wheelbase and wide track. All-wheel drive is available in Hyundai KONA for a pro's command of traction, and engine choices are a spirited two. For one, in KONA SE and SEL, a 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder, mated to a six-speed auto transmission with a SHIFTRONIC manual mode for a sporty feel. Secondly, in KONA Limited and Ultimate, a turbocharged 175-horsepower, 1.6-liter direct-injected Gamma, energetic and efficient likewise thanks to pairing with a seven-speed EcoShift® DCT. In all, they translate to first-rate fuel economy -- up to 28 city mpg, 32 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined, depending on trim and according to EPA estimates.

Further, safety and driver-assist features abound. A Hyundai Smart Sense (HSS) suite presents, complete with Lane Keeping Assist for tracking, Blind-Spot Collision and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision warnings for situational awareness, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection to avoid accidents, and even a Driver Attention Warning feature help you remain focused. That's not to mention a standard Rear View Monitor for ease of parking.

Next, you can expect creature comforts in abundance as well as plenty of cargo space. Seating comes available in leather, optionally heated in front for chillier western New York treks and under an optional power tilt-and-slide sunroof for agreeable days. Up to 45.8 cubic feet of space comes along for the ride with rear seating folded, making room for ample luggage and essentials, and you can always take advantage of roof side rails to accommodate extras. They're standard on select trims.

Finally, there's in-cabin technologies galore. They're wide-ranging, too, crossing every T and dotting every I on utility. First, an available Heads-up Display, offering an active pop-up screen to keep you apprised of driving metrics. Secondly, a standard floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, extending control of your smartphone to the dash. Step up to a higher trim, and you gain an upgrade to an available 8-inch navigation system. Next, there's an optional eight-speaker Infinity® premium audio system with Clari-Fi to make your travel mix a road-trip soundtrack, and energizing your media player's a breeze thanks to optional wireless charging. Better yet, you can manage a variety of functions remotely, all from a handy app, using available Blue Link technology.

That's a promise of adventure for any Webster traveler, whether your sight's set on a day trip into nature near Greece or some sightseeing, retail therapy, and local-hotspot touring in Rochester. Needless to say, you have to check out the new 2018 Hyundai KONA. Stop by and visit us here at Vision Hyundai Webster, and we'll show you what everyone's talking about!

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