Hyundai has had its hands full as of late with the unveiling of the all-new Elantra and Elantra N Line. There’s also the newly launched Ioniq sub-brand as well as the facelifted Santa Fe that’s currently in the works. Now, it appears the Korean carmaker’s to-do list has gotten even longer, as it has just teased the new Kona and Kona N Line crossovers.
These initial images of the refreshed Kona preview a face that looks a lot sportier than before. The redesigned front fascia is highlighted by a more streamlined-looking grille and slim, angled headlamps with stylish DRLs. There are also sleeker foglamps, while a new front skid plate and revised front bumper add to the updated Kona’s overall appeal.
This front end is all we can talk about at the moment, though, because Hyundai is so far refusing to give us a glimpse of the vehicle’s rear end. No word if the Kona will see any changes under the hood, either, or what engine the Kona N Line will pack. That said, Hyundai has promised more details about the two models in the coming weeks.
Nevertheless, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the new Kona, specifically the N Line variant, will not disappoint. After all, the nameplate made headlines just recently when the Kona Electric set a new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure range record after running 1,026km on one full charge. Plus, Hyundai has also just pulled the wraps off of the impressive Elantra N Line, so we’re having a hard time managing our expectations here.
For our review on the local 2.0 GLS variant of the current model, click here. Anyway, do you like what Hyundai has shown us so far? Do you think this new face will look good on the Kona? And which of the Korean brand’s recent releases is your favorite?