Before its official unveiling at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor show in September this year, Hyundai has released a teaser video of its much awaited Kona SUV. The Kona will be positioned between the Creta and Tucson in Hyundai’s product line. It will compete with the likes of the Toyota C-HR and the Nissan Juke in the international market. The car manufacturer has set a goal to become the largest selling Asian car manufacturer in Europe by 2021 and will launch almost 30 new models in the years to come. The company will launch its sub-compact SUV Kona first in the European market, followed by Australia.
On the exterior, the Kona will get twin LED headlamps with DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) black cladding, roof rails, alloy wheels and a dual paint scheme paired with the signature cascading front grille.
Internationally, The Kona will get the same engines that power the Hyundai i30; the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, a 1.4-litre petrol engine and a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine in international markets. The Kona will be will be based on the i20 hatchback platform and will share its design cues with the i20 Active, that is currently on sale in the sub-continent.
As for India, the power figures for the Hyundai Kona have not been confirmed yet. It is expected that it will get a 1.4-litre petrol engine and 1.6-litre Turbo-diesel. It is expected that Hyundai will launch the Kona in mid 2017, however, there is no information as to when the sub-compact SUV will hit Indian shores. When launched in India, the Kona will take on the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza in its segment.
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