The new Hyundai Kona is truly a smart SUV with all the technology and safety features you and your family crave. Some of the features I really like include Hyundai SmartSense safety technology, the Smart Cruise Control, and the Blue Link connectivity.

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Standard Hyundai SmartSense Safety

Here’s a snapshot of some of what you get when you purchase the 2020 Hyundai Kona compact SUV.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist makes use of the Kona’s front-end camera and radar detector to warn of a potential collision to avoid impact or minimize damage by braking automatically.

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The camera and radar also aid in 3 other safety technologies. By sensing road markings, Lane Keeping Assist helps to prevent accidental lane departure by sensing road markings and automatically steering the car if necessary. High Beam Assist will automatically control headlights to adapt to the surroundings and oncoming traffic. The Driver Attention Warning system monitors driver activity to prevent falling asleep at the wheel or driving erratically.

Other safety features include Blind Spot Collision Warning and Cross-Traffic Collison.

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Smart Cruise Control

While cruise control may seem like a convenience, the Kona Smart Cruise Control is also part of the safety package. Once you set the car to travel at your desired speed on the highway, the radar sensors are used to keep your car at a safe distance from the one in front of you. If your car slows down to below 6 mph, the cruise control automatically shuts off and you take back control of the acceleration.

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Blue Link Connected Car System

In addition to an already advanced infotainment system, the Hyundai Kona Plus, Limited, and Ultimate models are equipped with Blue Link services, including a 3 year subscription. This brings connectivity technologies inside your car. These include Google Home, Destination Search powered by Google, Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.

You can access the link via buttons on the rearview mirror, the web portal, A smartphone app, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant. Some features can also be controlled via your Apple or Android smartwatch.

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Final Thoughts

There is a lot to like about the new Hyundai 2020 Kona. This is a well-priced and perfectly sized SUV with great fuel economy. It is stylish inside and out, including bold color options and bright interior trim. The best thing about the Kona is all the technology that makes this a car that embodies the definition of SMART. Check it out at