HSDM confirms Hyundai Kona to be CBU (Korea), launch in Q4 2020, 177 PS, ADAS

Eric · Aug 27, 2020 11:53 AM

HSDM confirms Hyundai Kona to be CBU (Korea), launch in Q4 2020, 177 PS, ADAS 01

Hyundai Sime-Darby Motors (HSDM) has announced that they will launch the Hyundai Kona within the fourth quarter of the year. The model will arrive in Malaysia as a fully imported (CBU) model from Hyundai’s Ulsan plant in Korea.

HSDM confirms Hyundai Kona to be CBU (Korea), launch in Q4 2020, 177 PS, ADAS 02

Earlier, HSDM has opened bookings for the Kona, whereby potential buyers can put down a RM 288 fee to book one.

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The Hyundai Kona will be HSDM’s first-ever B-segment SUV and will compete against the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, as well as the upcoming Proton X50.

HSDM confirms Hyundai Kona to be CBU (Korea), launch in Q4 2020, 177 PS, ADAS 01

The Kona's specs per KLIMS 2018.

Thus far, HSDM has confirmed these features for the Kona:

  • Dual-tone body and roof colours
  • LED-illuminated daytime running lights, headlights, tail lights
  • Contrasting colours on the steering wheel, seats, seat belts
  • 7-inch infotainment display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
  • Hyundai Smart Sense ADAS suite
  • Heads-up display
  • Qi wireless charging pad

HSDM confirms Hyundai Kona to be CBU (Korea), launch in Q4 2020, 177 PS, ADAS 02

We've driven the Kona - review to come soon!

“We are excited about the launch of the Kona as it’s an entirely new product for us in this segment and we are reassured of a good response for the Kona. The Compact SUV is in great demand not only in Malaysia but globally as well,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.

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Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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