Regulars here would remember we reported about an upcoming Hyundai i20-based SUV. Rumours are now rife that the said vehicle will debut at Geneva Motor Show this month. It’s highly likely that the upcoming compact SUV from Hyundai would be called the ‘Hyundai Kona’. It’s likely that this name is derived from Hawaii’s biggest Island, which is known for its sea breeze (Kona Wind). Internally, at Hyundai, the Kona is known as the Hyundai OS. Production of this compact crossOVER will initially take place only at the manufacturer’s Ulsan facility in Korea. In all likelihood, the Kona will make it to India. Read on for all the available details on the Hyundai Kona India launch date, price, specifications and mileage.
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The upcoming Hyundai Kona compact SUV will share in plenty with the i20 hatchback. It will use the same platform and even the engines could come from the popular Korean sub-compact. The Hyundai Kona will find itself positioned below the Creta in the carmaker’s product portfolio. It will have models like the Ford EcoSport in its sight.
Hyundai Kona India Launch Date
|Launch Date (Expected)||July 2018|
Details on the Kona’s India launch prospects are scarce at the moment. However, the Kona is likely to make its Korean market debut in next few months. It’s almost for sure that the Kona will make to India. However, the company is yet to officially announce the launch date. We believe the Kona will be here by July, 2018. Watch this space for concrete information on Hyundai Kona India launch date.
Hyundai Kona Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 6 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 10 Lakh|
The Hyundai Kona will be a Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza adversary. Hence, it will have a starting price of roughly Rs 6 lakh. Hyundai India always prices its products pretty competitively, and things shouldn’t change with the advent of Kona in India.
Hyundai Kona India Specifications
|Engine||1.2 Litre Petrol, 1.4 Litre Petrol, 1.4 Litre Diesel|
|Max. Power||82 BHP, 99 BHP, 89 BHP|
|Peak Torque||115 Nm, 132 Nm, 220 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual, 4-speed Automatic, 6-speed Manual|
Kona is likely to debut with a range of Petrol and Diesel engines displacing 1.4 litres to 1.6 litres. For India, the Kona is likely to share its engines with the Elite i20. This means the Kona could make its India debut with 1.2 L and 1.4 L Petrol, and 1.4 L Diesel engines. While the smaller Petrol engine comes with a 5-speed Manual Transmission, the 1.4 L Petrol mill gets an automatic transmission. The 1.4 Diesel engine comes with a 6-speed Manual Transmission.
Hyundai Kona Mileage
|1.2 Petrol||18 KMPL|
|1.4 Petrol||15 KMPL|
|1.4 Diesel||22 KMPL|
While official figures on the Hyundai Kona mileage aren’t available at the moment, it’s still pretty easy to have a fair idea about the upcoming model’s fuel efficiency. Thanks to the engines coming from the Elite i20, the Kona, in all likelihood, will have a high average fuel mileage to offer.
Hyundai Kona Rivals
Hyundai Kona India Review – Exterior & Interior
In all probability, the Hyundai Kona would look a lot like the Hyundai Intrado concept that you see in the images on this page. The Intrado was seen at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It previews an upcoming compact SUV/crossover from Hyundai. It’s design follows the popular Fluidic Design theme and the crossover features bold and aggressive looks. Yet, the surfaces are neat and Hyundai hasn’t gone overboard with flamboyance.
In line with current Hyundai models, the Kona’s front-end will feature a cascading radiator grille. It might also get sleek headlamps with LED fixtures and sporty bumpers. There will be little resemblance with the Creta. On the inside, the Kona will come with many segment-first features. It will offer a premium cabin that will be high on both aesthetic appeal and build quality.
More details on the upcoming Hyundai Kona compact SUV are currently unavailable. However, you can safely stay tuned for more details on Hyundai Kona India launch date, price, specifications, etc.