2019 Hyundai Reina Technology and Safety

Surprising – if there’s one word that would best describe the 2019 Reina’s features, it would be this one.

At P598,000, the Reina isn’t expected to be at the top of the list of cars that are packed with high-tech features. And it’s not. But it has more than what you paid for, I reckoned. Here’s a closer look at what the 2019 Reina can offer as the entry-level model of Hyundai Philippines.

The Reina may not have the most number of tech features in its class, but Hyundai Philippines has better things in mind. It has speed-sensing door locks, to begin with, which is a very expedient feature that I always look for in the cars I test. It also has a headlamp levelizer and a 2.8-inch LCD trip meter.

The trip meter has a lot of modes, plus it has a shifting coach that tells the driver that it’s time to shift at 2,000 RPM. If followed, it makes for a fuel-efficient drive while beginner drivers would find this very convenient. The doors automatically unlock, too, when you switch the engine off.

As for the head unit, well, it’s pretty much expected. The Reina has a basic 1-DIN FM/AM radio with USB port. The USB port only reads, well, thumb drives, so if you want your own set of music, you will need to download them. It does, however, charge smartphones quickly, which is great.

Now, if the basic head unit isn’t your thing, Hyundai offers outsourced 9-inch Android touchscreen infotainment for an additional P28,000.

Dual front airbags, ABS, ISOFIX child seat anchors, central locking doors, and a seatbelt reminder for the driver – those are the safety features you’ll get with the Reina. Not too much, but definitely not lacking. Of note, the all-new Accent sedan has pricier variants that don't have airbags.

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