Hyundai Kona SEL FWD: A Futuristic Drive


I am having a spectacular time driving the all-new Hyundai Kona SEL Front-Wheel Drive. I truly love the futuristic styling and technology integration in the Hyundai Kona. The vehicle features two 12.3-inch digital displays connected to an immersive vision system, and I particularly admire the brushed aluminum look.

The Kona includes wireless charging, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay integration. Advanced technology features such as lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control add to its appeal. Additionally, it’s highly fuel-efficient, with an EPA rating of 35 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Hyundai Kona is one of the best compact SUVs manufactured in Korea. It features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Even the base model showcases exceptional styling and a high level of technology integration.

I had the opportunity to drive the Kona around the Washington D.C. metropolitan area on I-495 and on a longer trip on I-70 through the Appalachian hills. The drive took me through Hagerstown, Maryland, winding through the northeastern part of West Virginia on I-81, and stopping by the Potomac River, where I captured some great views. My journey continued north on I-95 to Port Deposit, and I even made it to the ocean.

Throughout my drive, I enjoyed listening to stations like Spa and Watercolors, as well as my own music, which I produced with the music department of Carnegie Mellon for our soundtrack “Dah-Varsity Origins.”

The base price for the Hyundai Kona is $25,600. With the addition of the convenience package, which includes digital instrument clusters, paddle shifters, wireless charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot, the delivered price came to $29,855.

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