Hyundai showed a compact crossover Encino

Hyundai showed a compact crossover Encino

November 17, 2017 0 By autotimesnews

Under the name Encino in China will sell a crossover, which in other countries is known as Kona.

The premiere of the Chinese version of Kona took place at the Auto Show in Guangzhou. At the motor show, Hyundai demonstrated several prototypes of the model, their differences from the commodity cross-country already available in Europe and Korea – small round fog-lights in the bumper instead of oval and black rims. The windows of the presented cars are tightly tinted, so it is not yet known whether the interior of the “SUV” will change somehow.

On the Chinese market Hyundai Encino will be released in the first half of next year. The novelty will be offered to the Chinese with a petrol turbo engine 1.6 with a power of 177 hp, which works in tandem with a seven-gear “robot” with a double clutch. The drive is likely to be just the front. In other countries, Kona has a 4×4 version, but in China all-wheel drive crossover is not in great demand.

Recall, Hyundai Kona debuted in the summer of this year. Depending on the market for the model, in addition to the mentioned engine 1.6T, there are also gasoline turbo engine 1.0 (120 hp) and engine 2.0 (149 hp), diesel 1.6 (115 or 136 hp). In the arsenal of crossover are: projection display, wireless charging for the smartphone, multimedia complex with a touch screen, a system to prevent frontal collision, hold in the lane, monitoring the “blind” zones.