REVEALED! Hyundai Kona Compact SUV

Regulars here would remember we reported about an upcoming Hyundai i20-based SUV. Christened as ‘Kona’, the upcoming compact SUV has been finally revealed by Hyundai at an event in Milan, Italy. The upcoming Hyundai compact SUV gets its name 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 India - Images Front

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 upcoming Maruti Grand Vitara in its sights. The crossover was recently spotted in its production-ready form without any camouflage during a TVC shoot. Also, Hyundai recently teased a video teaser of the upcoming SUV.

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.

Also See – Hyundai Creta | Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Kona Price in India

Minimum PriceRs 12 Lakh
Maximum PriceRs 16 Lakh

The Hyundai Kona will be positioned between the Creta and the Tucson. Hence, it will have a starting price of roughly Rs 12 lakh. Hyundai India always prices its products pretty competitively, and things shouldn’t change with the advent of Kona in India.

Hyundai Kona India - Images Front Angle

Hyundai Kona India Specifications

Engine1.6 Litre Petrol, 1.6 Litre Diesel
Max. Power110 BHP, 124=5 BHP
Peak Torque155 Nm, 260 Nm
Transmission6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic

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 will most probably share its engines with the new Hyundai Verna. This means the Kona could make its India debut with 1.6 L Petrol and 1.6 L Turbo Diesel engines. Transmission options should include 6-speed Manual and Automatic Transmissions.

Hyundai Kona Mileage

1.6 Petrol18 KMPL
1.6 Diesel28 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 new Verna, the Kona, in all likelihood, will have a high average fuel mileage to offer.

Hyundai Kona India - Images Side Profile

Hyundai Kona Rivals

Once launched, the Hyundai Kona will basically become a direct rival to the upcoming new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Honda HRV.

Hyundai Kona India Review – Exterior & Interior

The Hyundai Kona takes many design cues from the Hyundai Intrado concept that made its debut over a couple of years ago. The Intrado was first 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.

Hyundai Kona India - Images Front Headlight

In line with current Hyundai models, the Kona’s front-end features a cascading radiator grille. It also gets sleek headlamps with LED fixtures and sporty bumpers. There will be little resemblance with the Creta. Hyundai is yet to reveal the interior of the Kona compact SUV. However, 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 launch - interior design

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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