We have been seeing Hyundai Kona prototypes operating round for a while, however Hyundai was surprisingly vigilant in maintaining heavy camouflage on its next-generation subcompact crossover. The corporate wasn’t teasing a date for it, both. So the sudden reveal of the 2024 Hyundai Kona comes as a little bit of a shock to us.
The design is clearly a mix of trademark Kona cues, such because the contrasting fenders, low-mounted headlights and pointy nostril, and bits from the Ioniq line, notably the Seven Idea/Ioniq 7. A few of these options embody the full-width daytime operating gentle signature, full-width taillights, and pixel motifs. The within seems to be extraordinarily much like the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 with a low, vast and easy sprint and a pair of 12.3-inch screens for devices and infotainment. It additionally adopts the column-mounted shifter of these vehicles.
There are substantial modifications past the styling. The brand new Kona is kind of a bit greater at 6 inches longer and an inch wider. The wheelbase is simply over 2 inches longer, too. Hyundai additionally claims that this Kona was developed first as an EV, after which tailored to accommodate internal-combustion engines. This ought to be excellent news on the packaging entrance. It is going to have an array of inside combustion choices, as indicated by a daily mannequin and an N Line within the images. And for the primary time, there will likely be a daily hybrid model.
Hyundai hasn’t given any particulars on energy, effectivity and different particulars. These will come within the close to future. We count on that data within the subsequent few months in time for the brand new mannequin 12 months.