Hyundai teases us with a new sharper looking Kona

Updated Aug 26, 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 Hyundai models 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 Kona.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.