The small automobile Hyundai Kona deserved no scarcity of consideration on these digital pages after touchdown at dealerships in February 2018. A part of that press was, uh, not low-cost of the small Hyundai, which galvanized neither by way of inside house nor off-road capabilities.
It is a subcompact crossover, after all. Its usefulness shall be restricted. Even so, the Kona proved to be successful for Hyundai, rising gross sales quantity for the all of the sudden ailing model and serving to to get it the place it’s in the present day. Regardless of the pandemic, July was the mannequin’s fourth greatest month-to-month present since its debut.
Hyundai is dedicated to placing up the freshest lineup and already has modifications in retailer for the Kona. As soon as energy was an issue, a brand new variant ought to clear up that drawback.
Sure, there’s a Kona N on the way in which, however earlier than that occurs there shall be an N line. what it’s, do not you? The Elantra simply obtained remedy and the Elantra GT simply misplaced it (together with its life). A sportier driving conduct, a light exterior, bigger wheels and a strong four-cylinder turbo characterize the N Line.
Within the Elantra model, which means a 1.6-liter turbo that develops 201 hp and 195 lb-ft, with a six-speed guide or seven-speed dual-clutch computerized taking up the rowing. This mill will seemingly discover its method onto the Kona N line. Maintain on a bit longer when solely “N” ranges can get you off the bottom.
As for the upcoming replace, Hyundai felt it applicable to maintain the stacked headlight motif, however there are quite a few modifications. For starters, the grille is now horizontally aligned and nowhere close to as excessive. The Hyundai emblem wanders north between the nonetheless wafer-thin higher headlights, whereas the decrease lamps develop into a trio of upright LEDs organized on a slight diagonal. The decrease bumper additionally sees vital modifications with a wider and bigger decrease inlet. At nighttime, the refreshed Kona appears greater than a bit just like the Ford Escape.
Going N Line, nevertheless, means a meaner entrance fascia with an N Line badge within the nook of the grille grille. Three slits within the higher fascia exchange the lengthy slit seen within the present iteration of the Kona. Though they appear like the N-Line must swallow extra air, it isn’t identified if they’re even useful.
Elsewhere, the N Line’s LED trio appears to be actually extra on par with the Hyundai badge returning to the middle of the grille grille. It should not be tough to inform the distinction between the 2.
Hyundai claims a brand new entrance skid plate and bumper give the Kona an “armored look,” which is definitely a controversial assertion. The automaker additionally claims the mannequin takes a broader stance with out going into element. Extra particulars must be introduced within the coming weeks because the 21 Kona approaches these shores.