The all-new Hyundai Kona will be introduced this week, the name of the car is taken from a Hawaiian coastline, and it may be available for the first time at the New York Auto Show this month.
Hyundai Kona is the car in the lower segment of Tucson in the Korean carmaker lineup, and it will be competing directly with rivals such as Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR.
This will also be the first time Hyundai has a “warrior” in the smallest crossover segment in the Australian market. Meanwhile, Korean carmaker has provided the Hyundai Creta in China and i20 Active in Europe as well as in some Asia Pacific markets. Hyundai will continue to expand some markets for its Kona in the next 12 months.
The teaser image shows that Hyundai Kona’s design, like the two-stage headlamp structure, is similar to that of the headlights on many Citroen models. This was predicted when the paparazzi snapped up Kona’s test version on the road.
Hyundai claims Kona will provide the best interior space segment, while the tiny SUV has also been developed with the focus on driving dynamics and setting new standards for the segment.
The name Kona also continues to represent the tradition of naming SUVs and crossovers of Hyundai (mainly in the US) by naming famous tourist destinations – Creta, Santa Fe, Tucson and Veracruz as examples.
As planned, the all-new Hyundai Kona will hit the Australian market by the end of 2017, so the small SUV will soon be introduced in coming months, even though it may be unveiled at the 2017 New York show. that will take place from 12 to 23 April.