Hyundai Kona 2017 will be given away to UK driver in Mercury Prize competition
Hyundai Motor UK is marking their return as title sponsor for the Mercury Prize for the second year by offering one person the chance to win the Uk’s first all-new Kona 2017.
This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Find Your Rhythm’ has kicked off and as part of the social media lead campaign the Kona is up for grabs.
Hosted on Hyundai UK’s social media channels, including @Hyundai_UK on Twitter, as well as Hyundai UK on Facebook and @HyundaiUK on Instagram, entrants will need to either tweet #HyundaiMercuryPrize or comment on any post relating to #HyundaiMercuryPrize that is posted to Hyundai UK’s Facebook or Instagram feeds.
In addition to this, the car manufacturer will link up with BoilerRoom, home of underground and new music, to produce exclusive films of the 12 e’Album Of The year’ nominees.
David Pugh, Marketing Director, Hyundai Motor UK said: “Our Hyundai Mercury Prize partnership exists because we genuinely feel that the Prize’s values, in celebrating and promoting innovation and excellence in music, reflect those of our own brand.
“We don’t just want our name associated with the Prize, though: it’s important that we add something for music fans.
“With Boiler Room and Shazam, we’re really shining a light on some of the incredible artists in the shortlist this year, celebrating talent of which everyone in the UK should be rightly proud.”
The Hyundai Kona adopted the new Cascading Grille, which has become a signature on cars such as the i30 in recent years and a twin headlight setup with LED Daytime Running Lights positions above the LED headlights.
It’s important that we add something for music fans
Kona’s quirky styling is characterised by its high-contrast fender cladding, giving it a rugged look.
The roof pillars and roof itself can also come in contrasting colours and matter silver accounts appear across the body and on the rear bumper.
Ten exterior colours can be combined with two rooftop colours to breast twenty different colour combinations.
The exterior colours available for the Kona are Phantom Black, Chalk White, Lake Silver, Dark Knight, Pulse Red, Tangerine Comet, Acid Yellow, Blue Lagoon, Ceramic Blue and Velvet Dune (light grey).
Personalisation doesn’t stop on the exterior with optional instrument trim accents in Lime, Orange and Red.
There is a choice of two turbocharged, small-displacement petrol powertrains – a 118bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine and a 174bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine. The latter produces 265Nm of torque and can sprint from 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds.
The 1.0-litre T-GDI 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine has 120PS and 172Nm.
More powertrain operons are likely to be added to the range later in the year including a high-powered diesel.
Hyundai Motor UK is the sponsor of the music competition for a second year
A range of driver assistance and safety features will be made available on the Kona including Hyundai Motor’s Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Static Bending Light and Smart High Beam.
An optional eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system is central to the dashboard and incorporates navigation, smartphone connectivity and infotainment.
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connective and live maps are a few of the standard features and a wireless inductive charging point.
The interior and exterior can be highly personalised
There is also a new head-up display (HUD) with class-leading luminance, improving driver concentration.
Luggage space totals 361 litres and when the 60:40 foldable rear seats are collapsed this increases to 1,143-litres.
Full UK line-up and pricing will be announced in due course.