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Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. today unveiled its small utility vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Kona has a 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed automatic transmission. Amenities include touchscreen Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability; forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection; and driver attention, blind spot and rear cross-traffic collision warnings, among other features.
Analysts cite slim SUV offerings for Hyundai Motor’s 15% drop in U.S. sales through October.
The Kona will be available at Hyundai dealers in the first quarter of 2018.