Hyundai teased the all-new Kona in April last month, revealing the front fascia of the compact SUV. Now, the upcoming car has been spied testing camouflaged by Autoevolution. The India-bound new Hyundai Kona will be based on the i20 hatchback's platform and will also share some of the design cues with the i20 Active.
The new subcompact SUV will be equipped with twin LED headlamps and a cascading front grille. The rear will get LED brake lights as seen on the i20 and i20 Active. The side profile is completely disguised, but we can expect the car manufacturer to offer cladding in black to give the new SUV a sporty and rugged appeal. The new Hyundai Kona will also have a high ground clearance to overcome bad roads and give it a raised stance.
Powering the new Hyundai Kona will be a 1.0 litre turbocharged and 1.4 litre naturally aspirated petrol along with a 1.6 litre diesel engine. The same engine also powers the Hyundai i30. The carmaker might also offer the compact SUV with an AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system on higher versions as an option. The interior too are likely to be shared with the i30 and will feature a touchscreen multimedia system.
The car manufacturer will release more information on the new Kona compact SUV in the near future and will be first launched in Europe this year. The new Hyundai Kona is also expected to be showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. In India, however, we expect Hyundai to launch the new Kona in late 2017.