As the names suggest, two powertrains will be offered. The first is a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that does 150 PS and 180 Nm, mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The second is a spicier, more potent 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This particular engine churns out 177 PS and 265 Nm, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Apart from the powertrains, we can also confirm that the top-spec 1.6 T-GDI variant of the Kona will receive the Hyundai Smart Sense ADAS suite, which encompasses features such as Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Smart Cruise Control (SCC - adaptive cruise control in Hyundai lingo), and Smart High Beam Assist.
With this ADAS suite in place, as well as the inclusion of an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, Qi wireless charging pad, and heads-up display, the top-spec Kona should be one of the better-equipped B-segment SUVs on sale in Malaysia.
The only question that remains, how much will HSDM charge for the upcoming Hyundai Kona? After all, their teaser material only said that prices will start from RM 11xk.