Car enthusiasts to enjoy petrol version of Hyundai Kona
The company had late last year and recently (2021) launched Hyundai Kona Electric (EV) in Lagos and Abuja, respectively.
Addressing newsmen at the launch last weekend in Lagos, the brand’s Head, Sales and Marketing, Gaurav Vashisht said HMNL launched the petrol-powered option of Kona for its regular customers.
He said: “Hyundai Kona EV and its petrol-powered sibling are two different vehicles. While the Kona EV is powered by an electric motor and draws power from its 64 kwh battery, Kona Petrol is powered by the conventional but more advanced internal combustion engine.
“But the shape, size and dimension remain the same. Other similarities, apart from the same name are infotainment, six airbags, tyre size as well as interior comfort and space.
“Powered by a 2.0-litre engine, the 2021 Kona Petrol version comes with most of the impressive and award-winning styling, equipment and safety features available in the Kona EV.”
Stallion Hyundai Motors Nigeria, also introduced the 2021 Hyundai Grand i10, a car designed to appeal primarily to entry-level buyers in their 20 – 30s, young families, single males and females, salaried and self-employed, budget-conscious, looking to downsize.
The Grand i10 hits target precisely by delivering modern design, spacious interior with advanced connectivity options, superior safety features and economical operation.
Under its extended dimensions, the long list of standard features and numerous optional extras, Grand i10, which competes with Toyota Yaris, Suzuki Dzire, Ford Figo and Chevrolet Sail, is a segment buster with the ability to poach buyers from the B-segment.
Grand i10 checks all the boxes – power, economy and comfort while delivering all the safety expected of a family car. Superb driving dynamics are ensured by the advanced Kappa powertrain and an ultra-rigid body structure that helps enhance suspension, steering and braking performance.
Styling: From the very first look, the new Grand i10 sedan demands attention and a closer investigation. From the large cooling aperture to the masculine character lines running along with the hood, every detail reflects purposeful strength and agility. Backward pointed headlamps convey a high-tech feel, while skilful applications of glossy paint add a premium touch.
Power and Safety: Available with a 1.2-litre engine mated to 4-speed automatic transmission, Grand i10 is designed and built to the highest standards, earning an “A+” grade, when it comes to protecting the driver and cabin occupants.
From the advanced steel crumple zones to its highly capable depowered airbags, ABS and ESC braking system, Grand i10 promotes safety and peace of mind at every turn.
Besides, the car is equipped with a child lock (manual), child anchor system, day/night rearview mirror.
Buyers are also offered four interior trims, including Greige two-tone, Black mono-tone- Red, Cloth+Vinyl Standard and Cloth + Artificial leather – Red
“This is a car that would be popular among youths as well as attract patronage from banks and other corporate organizations that need a portable and rugged vehicle for their day-to-day runs,’’ Gaurav Vashisht pointed out, adding: “though the market is sluggish, because of the pandemic, we are optimistic that during the second quarter, the market will bounce back.”