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.

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Hyundai Kona

<p>The Hyundai Kona is a five-seater subcompact crossover that comes with a unique and striking exterior design. The Kona first made its debut in the Philippines at the 2018 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). Hyundai Philippines offers the Kona with a sticker price of Php 1,188,000. This subcompact crossover is equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that puts out 147 hp and 180 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. It comes in Chalk White, Lake Silver, and Dark Knight. To match its trendy vibe, Pulse Red and Acid Yellow are also offered.</p>

From ₱1,188,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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