Hyundai is about to launch a baby SUV called the Kona and I filmed it testing at the Nürburgring.
The Kona, named after a popular tourist spot in Hawaii, is a subcompact model that will target the Chevrolet Trax, Nissan Juke and new Ford Ecosport. Hyundai also says the Kona will feature the new look intended for its next-generation SUV lineup.
Only the front end gives away its arrangement, with a set of slim LEDs mounted on each corner of the bonnet and a set of headlights resting underneath them. As for the cabin, it follows the latest Hyundai design language we saw in models like the i30 and the Ioniq, featuring a tablet-like infotainment screen.
The new Hyundai Kona will be most likely based on the i20 platform, using a mix of parts from both the i20 and the i30, including some of the latter’s engines. Hyundai is planning to reveal the new Kona this summer or at latest during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.