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Can it be installed by the dealer? Not for towing but for bike rack..
No I have not received my Kona yet but I ordered my hitch this morning.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Hyundai/Kona/2018/C11529.html?vehicleid=201870777https://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2018_Hyundai_Kona.htm


https://assets.curtmfg.com/masterlibrary/11529/installsheet/CM_11529_INS.PDF


How ironic, I called Curt trailer hitches twice and they said they have no interest at this time and will look into demand.

I guess the customer service people are not informed. They don't have the Kona on the Curt site. Look at the Curt install directions that clearly have a picture of a Kona with a hitch on it. How can a company be that screwed up?



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In the event that you ever think you might want to hook on something larger (i.e. standard receiver size) you can get a regular mount and then get a 1 1/4" adapter.. That way you are not limited to 1 1/4 forever.
 

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In the event that you ever think you might want to hook on something larger (i.e. standard receiver size) you can get a regular mount and then get a 1 1/4" adapter.. That way you are not limited to 1 1/4 forever.
Thanks, but it is for a bike rack I already have.
 

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Curt Hitches just went LIVE today with their Kona hitches. When I ordered one from eTrailer.com on Saturday there were no Kona hitches on Curt mfg. site. On Sunday eTrailer emailed me thay don't have the hitch, but the manufacture does have them. Today I was told Curt will be drop shipping me my hitch and should get tracking #s in 24 hours. $197 delivered. + extra for the wiring kit.
 

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Towing is not reccomend. Which means if you tow and have any problems that could be related to towing, they could deny a warranty claim

https://www.hyundainews.com/models/hyundai-kona-2018-kona/specifications



Since these EXACT Kona sub SUVs in Europe have towing ratings and hitches directly from Hyundai, I fail to see any issue. Plus, it says "Not Recommended" that doesn't mean NO. Just like they want you to use their "Swiss Cheese" oil filter to stop the Hyundai Tick of Death. But no, you have the legal right to run any oil filter that is made for the car. I think the Euro spec for towing for the AWD turbo is 600 lbs w/o brakes and a whooping 2,800 lbs with brakes. Not Recommended..... with that high tow rating in Europe. It has nothing to do with the car, being able to handle it, it has everything to do with law suits.
 
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