With the imminent launch of Hyundai’s mid-size SUV Kona by around August 2017, Hyundai has shared a teaser image of the SUV. The new image reveals a glimpse of the SUV from the front and stunning is what describes it.
The front end of the SUV Kona differs slightly from that of traditional Hyundaisque design while stilling retaining the trapezoidal grille with the Hyundai logo. There is a thin opening on top the grille with slimmer headlamps flanking it sides. The headlamps seems to be powered by LEDs by the looks of it. The lower portion of the grille is surrounded by more sharp and angular marker lights. This type of design is usually observed in Citreons, Volvos and Mercs and are good in expressing their aggression.
The Hyundai Kona is based on the family’s i30 platform and that should translate into a spacious interior. Like the usual way, Hyundai would keep offering a variety of engine options in both the petrol and diesel. An electric version of the SUV is also planned for the future.
Hyundai, in a release, said: “The All-New KONA’s front is expressive and powerful, adopting Hyundai Motor’s new family identity, the Cascading Grille. The new twin headlamps enhance the visual impact, with the LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights. The separated lights at the front deliver a confident, progressive appearance with sleek and sharp shapes. The bold front and rear are emphasised by the car’s wide stance and its voluminous, aggressive body styling. The All-New KONA offers customers a true SUV experience. Its elevated seating position ensures better visibility for drivers and increases driving comfort, while the optional four-wheel drive enhances the ride and handling characteristics.”
The new Hyundai SUV will first seen a Korean launch followed by Europe and Australia. In Europe, it will be positioned slightly below the hugely successful Hyundai Tucson competing against the Mazda MX-3, Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR. An Indian launch date is not clear yet.