We informed you earlier that Hyundai is currently working on an all new compact SUV, likely to be called the Kona. The South Korean automaker teased the same a couple of times, but now, thanks to AutoWeek, the same has been spotted completely undisguised while engaged in a TV commercial shoot.
Going by the images, the Hyundai Kona look very sharp and quite futuristic exterior design; something which we have so far not seen on a Hyundai recently.
Up-front, you do get the automaker’s signature hexagonal grill, however, the same is flanked by rather sharp and quite sleek looking headlamps. There is a silver body cladding, which surround the entire vehicle, giving the Kona a sort of crossover-ish appeal. Do Read: Hyundai’s i20 based compact SUV likely to be called Kona; to be unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Towards the side is where you see that the Kona does takes its inspiration from other Hyundai cars. For instance, the roof-line and the shoulder crease, reminds us quite a lot of the character lines seen on the Hyundai i20.
Towards the back, the Kona gets a compact facia. You get the sleek tail-lamps, seen on the recent Hyundai cars, a stout looking boot-lid and an aggressively designed bumper. The compact SUV also gets diamond cut alloy wheels. Also Read: Hyundai Creta facelift: 10 quick facts to know
Not much details regarding the interior profile of the Hyundai Kona have surfaced, but we can safety assume that the cabin of this compact SUV is going to be quite premium and feature rich in nature.
Talking about the engine specifications of the Hyundai Kona, it is expected that this SUV will be offered in both petrol as well as diesel engine options. These are to include a 1.4-litre VTVT petrol unit while the diesel is to be a 1.4-litre CRDi oil-burner. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox while there will also be an automatic unit on offer.
Whether this SUV will come to India or not, is not confirmed yet, but if it does, it will likely fall in the price spectrum close to that of the Hyundai Creta.