New Hyundai Kona design started with EV model

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The upscaled Hyundai Kona small SUV model is being made available as all-electric, hybrid electric and internal combustion engine.

The development of the new Kona started with the EV model – an unconventional approach for car design, but which reflects Hyundai’s accelerated electrification strategy.

According to the company the 2023 Kona is brimming with the latest technologies, comfort and convenience features – in all three variants.

“We make a Kona for practically everyone and every lifestyle, with a range of advanced power trains and a host of technologies and design features that will add value to our customers’ daily lives,” says a company spokesperson.

From its shark nose to tailgate, the front and rear seamless horizon lamps give the new model a harmonious and unique appearance for each variant.

The EV variant is further differentiated by its pixelated seamless horizon lamps and is the first Hyundai model to apply this iconic design flourish.

The SUV’s sporty character is embodied by rugged wheel arch cladding with integrated front and rear lamps, side panels with dynamic wedge proportions and characteristic chrome moulding that runs from the belt line to the spoiler.

Its specially designed spoke 19-inch wheel design is a first for Kona.

The hybrid electric and internal combustion engine variants carry over many of the EV’s design characteristics with a distinctive twist.

The front bumper is distinguished by a three-dimensional garnish and skid plate instead of a radiator grill. There’s also contrasting black wheel arch cladding for emphasis.

The all-new Kona provides roomier, more versatile interior space for increased passenger comfort and easy cargo storage.

It also provides the best-in-class space with 60mm longer wheelbase length, 77mm longer leg room and 11mm higher headroom in the second-row seats, compared to the previous generation.

The second-row shoulder room is 1.402mm, also the largest in its class.

Kona’s slim and rigid seats, which are only 85 mm thick, also add more living space for the second-row passengers.

There are a lot more features to all three Kona variants, which were scheduled to be arriving at dealer showrooms some time this month.

In Macarthur, contact Paul Wakeling Hyundai.

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