Korean car giant Hyundai has teased the new Kona and Kona N Line compact SUVs. Here's what we know so far.
The Hyundai Kona is the brand's smallest SUV offering and is available in SA with a choice of a compact turbo motor and either a manual or dual-clutch transmission. Now for 2020, Hyundai is preparing the updated version which according the Korean carmaker will get a wider stance and a shark-inspired nose. There'll be updated daytime running lights, and a front skid plate/bumper combo should give it a striking style.
Interestingly, Hyundai is also preparing a Kona N Line, a sporty-looking version of the Kona. It will feature subtle touches, like a sportier front end, intakes and bigger wheels. As is customary with the N Line, no mechanical performance upgrades are present, but the vehicle will look a tad more aggressive than the standard car.
There was no mention of the hardcore Kona N, which we know is on its way as we've seen numerous spy shots of it undergoing dynamic testing at the Nurburgring. That will be a completely different animal compared to the two models mentioned above and is likely to feature the 202 kW 2.0-litre turbo engine from the i30 N. Power will drive the front wheels and enthusiasts will have a choice of either a 6-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission to choose from.
Hyundai Kona N Line should provide some eye candy to the range