The Hyundai Kona debuted in late 2017, and helped expand the company’s crossover lineup. It got a redesign for 2021, but Hyundai has already seen what comes next. Our spy photographers have captured the testing of the next-gen Kona for the first time, and the crossover appears to have some significant changes over the previous model.
This crossover is heavily covered in camouflage and distorting cladding, but the lid can’t hide its larger-than-life look than the model it’s replacing. However, while the crossover may grow in size, it’s unlikely that it will drastically change the design fundamentals.
The new Kona looks to retain the car’s current split-headlight design, although it may get lower vertical headlights, following the trend of other Hyundai models such as the Palisade and Tucson. The crossover’s other styling changes are a mystery.
It’s too early to speculate on powertrains, but the model caught in the spy shot runs on fuel. We expect the company to continue to offer crossovers with a variety of powertrains, including electrified ones. Early rumors also suggest that the N Line will continue into the next generation, which might mean we’ll also see a bigger N variant in the future.
The photos also provide a glimpse into the interior, which shows the digital instrument cluster and not much else. The Hyundai has completely covered the interior, but there appears to be a pair of screens on the dashboard sitting next to each other.
The next-generation Kona is likely in the early stages of development, but we expect the redesigned crossover to debut sometime next year before it goes on sale in the US as the 2024 model. There have been rumors that the new Kona could replace the i30 family in Europe as the crossover continues to remain popular among consumers. customers all over the world.