2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition shows the youthful crossover's dark side

Updated Oct 14, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Menacing? No – more like a surprisingly cheerful goth.

Everyone remembers when the Hyundai Kona first came out, right? Almost everyone was wowed by its impressively futuristic yet aggressive good looks, as well as its distinctive choice of body colors ranging from the very striking Red, the understated Blue Lagoon, the subtle Chalk White and Phantom Black, to the life of the party which is the Acid Yellow.

Now some of you might think that while these colors are alright, all of it can be considered too “youthful” or too loud for someone’s taste. Well guess what folks, Hyundai finally introduces the new Night Edition, and yes, it’s definitely darker than the currently available Phantom Black or even the Dark Knight.

A picture of the Night Edition Kona on a road

The Kona Night Edition enhances the striking good looks of the Kona

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So what’s it look like? Well from top to bottom, the Night Edition Kona is decked out in the shadow. The wheels are blacked out, and the grille is finished off with gloss black treatment. And going back to the wheels, these aren’t exactly regular Hyundai wheels but are instead 18-inch Rays aluminum wheels.

A picture of the side of the Hyundai Kona

Stealth fighter? More like a cheerful goth who actually likes cats and parties

The insides of the Night Edition Kona gets a makeover, ditching the largely monochromatic interior with a lot of dark trims. Literally everything that was colored in silver is now in gloss black, well except for the pedals. These however are now given an aluminum finish.

A picture of the interior of the Kona Night Edition

The black trim for its interiors make it sleeker, and more premium

Despite the exterior and interior changes, the Hyundai Kona Night Edition still uses the same engine options, the 1.6-liter turbo at least for the American market. Do note though that Hyundai didn’t actually mention whether the Night Edition is exclusive for a particular trim, so there’s actually a huge chance that this exciting looking configuration for the Hyundai Kona might reach the Philippine market.

A picture of the rear of the Kona Night Edition

We really like it, and we really hope Pinoys will get a chance to drive the Kona Night Edition

As of now though, Hyundai Philippines is yet to reveal whether or not we’ll get this, so stay tuned here on Philkotse.com for more news on the Kona Night Edition. 

Know more about Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona

Meant for the bold is the new Hyundai Kona, an entry of Hyundai Motors Corporation to the rising demand for a subcompact crossover. This vehicle features an exterior splashed with exciting and eye-catching details that stand out on the road. Inside, it is equipped with innovations that provide convenience and safety to its riders. Whether you’re driving to work or going on a vacation, expect a smooth and reliable performance from this head-turner. Available locally is the Hyundai Kona 2.0 GLS AT. It comes in Chalk White, Lake Silver, and Dark Knight. To match its trendy vibe, Pulse Red and Acid Yellow are also offered.

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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