Facelifted Hyundai Kona, N Line Unveiled; New Kona Electric To Follow Soon
New design update gives the Kona a sleeker and more stylish appearance
The new Kona is longer than its predecessor by 40mm, promising improved rear seat legroom space and cargo capacity.
A sporty new N Line variant with some N Line-specific additions to the design and interiors has been added to the lineup.
The ICE Kona and Kona Hybrid will not be available for sale in India.
Only the Kona Electric, whose facelift will be unveiled soon, is available in the Indian market.
Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted Kona. The facelift consists of design updates that give the Kona a sleeker appearance. In addition to the cosmetic upgrades the new Kona also gets extra rear seat leg room space and cargo capacity.
The compact SUV also gets an added variant, the sportier N Line, for the first time.
Let’s begin with the standard Kona. It gets flashy protective cladding and some aggressive design lines as part of the design update. It is now 40mm longer than the pre-facelift model and features the same muscular profile. The Kona stands on 17-inch wheels but comes with the option of 16- and 18-inch wheels. To add to the new car feel, the Kona also gets redesigned LED DRLs.
Inside, it gets some minor tweaks, the most significant one being the horizontal orientation of the centre console. Ambient lighting has been added and there’s now the option of a two-tone light beige and khaki colour scheme in addition to the standard black.
The N-Line variant gets some cosmetic upgrades to give it that sporty finish. Design changes include an body-coloured aerodynamic lip with side fins, which replaces the standard skid plate. 18-inch alloy wheels replace the standard, and tiny air intakes are added next to the LEDs. It even gets a unique interior one-tone black colour scheme along with red stitching on the seats, sportier metal pedals and the N Line logo on the gear stick.
As for features, both the standard Kona and the N Line variant gets a significantly bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment (the previous model had 7- and 8-inch systems) and a brand new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. A Harman Kardon sound system also makes the cut as a new feature addition to the Kona’s list.
While we won’t get the ICE or hybrid version of the Kona in India, the electric version has made it to our shores. The unveiling of the facelifted Kona Electric, with similar design and feature updates, will be announced soon.
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