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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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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