Hyundai Teases New Kona; EV Style with ICE Offering
The Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV will soon enter a new era, larger and led by futuristic electric vehicle (EV) style.
The forward-thinking design of the new Kona certainly looks the part of an EV, but Hyundai has confirmed that this next iteration will be offered as an EV, a hybrid electric (HEV) and with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). On top of that, a sporty N Line trim was also confirmed.
Each model will offer its own unique touches on an otherwise universal architecture for the next-gen Kona. Overarching themes include smooth surfaces and carved out lines, as well as long light fixtures both front and rear. Speaking of the rear, a pixel-inspired taillights, no-doubt inspired by Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 electric utility, spans the entire width.
As for exact dimensions, the all-new Kona is about 171-inches long, roughly 6-inches more than before. Width has been broadened by about an inch, all riding on a slightly longer wheelbase; now just over 2-inches longer. So the Kona is growing up a bit along with this glow up, and that also translates into more space inside.
Cabin architecture has also been described as “EV-derived,” utilizing techniques to emphasize the slim and wide interior and provide as much “living space” as possible. Technology is, of course, high on the list of features, with dual 12.3-inch displays fulfilling all infotainment needs and ambient lighting strewn about. The second-row “Curve-less Bench” should provide even greater passenger accommodation, behind which cargo space has been maximized.
“Upscaled with KONA’s unique character, the all-new KONA confidently expresses its bold and dynamic presence,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center. “KONA has evolved in every respect to embrace an even wider range of diversity, to become a true lifestyle supporter.”
More details on the future Hyundai Kona will be released in the coming months, so stay tuned!