Hyundai Kona is the i20-based Compact SUV You All Have Been Waiting For!

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Regulars here would remember we reported about an upcoming Hyundai i20-based SUV. The upcoming compact SUV from Hyundai will be called the ‘Hyundai Kona’. This name has been 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.

Hyundai Kona SUV Teased
Hyundai has released the first teaser image of its upcoming Kona SUV

Also See – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India

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 India launch details
Kona is likely to take many design cues from the Hyundai Intrado concept

Also See – Hyundai Creta | Hyundai Tucson

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.

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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 1.0 litre (with Turbo) 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.

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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.

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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.

hyundai kona india images interior

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.

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