Hyundai teases us with a new sharper looking Kona

Updated Sep 30, 2020 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

It’s more shark-like than ever before.

After Hyundai Kona’s global debut in 2017, there’s little doubt that it became a success. It looked radically different than anything the Korean carmaker made before while offering a lot in terms of practicality. In 2019, the Hyundai Kona even saw a whopping 231 percent up in sales here in the Philippines. As such, it can be said that it is one of the hottest selling new Hyundai models available available right now.

Now, Hyundai has shared a sneak peek into what the next Kona will look like. There are scant details as of now with only a few pictures released, with more to come in the coming weeks.

A picture of the front of the upcoming Hyundai Kona.

The lights on the side looks like the gills of a shark. Cool

Based on the teaser image, we can see that the new Hyundai Kona will come with a sleeker look overall. Its shark-inspired nose is definitely much sharper, and it also gets a significantly wider stance as well. It also sports a pair of new daytime running lamps (DRL) which provide the more aggressive-looking Kona a dose of sophistication. Down below, it also gets a more angular looking bumper and a skid plate although the latter is not visible in the released pictures.

A picture of the front of the upcoming Kona from the side.

For now, only the front portion of the new Kona has been revealed

Another notable change with this new Kona is that it will be the first time that the model is getting an N Line version. It will feature a more aggressive front bumper with corner fins, and more aerodynamic design with the air-intakes positioned lower than the regular Kona.

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A picture of the Kona N-Line

The Kona N-Line goes further with the futuristic shark aesthetic

Hyundai is yet to release details about the new Kona’s powertrain and interior. If we had to guess with regards to the engines, it could still be powered by the same ones including the 2.0-liter Atkinson Cycle inline-4 gasoline engine in the current Philippine-spec Hyundai Kona.

For more details on the Hyundai Kona’s exciting update, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

Know more about Hyundai Kona 2022

Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona 2022 is a subcompact crossover brought in by the Korean marque. It is available in the Philippines in one variant only which is priced at Php 1,188,000. Powering this vehicle is a 2.0-liter NU MPI Atkinson gasoline engine capable of generating 147 horsepower and 179 Nm of torque. Only a 6-speed automatic transmission is used to drive the power from the engine to the front wheels exclusively.

In terms of dimensions, the Kona has a length of 4,165 mm, a width of 1,800 mm, and a height of 1,550 mm. Additionally, it comes with a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,600 mm and 170 mm, respectively. In the local market, this Korean subcompact crossover goes up against the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Kia Seltos, and Geely Coolray.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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