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 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.


Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


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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