Hyundai Kona nearing global debut, HR-V fighter may get 1.4L turbo [+Video]

Hyundai’s fourth SUV, the Kona, is set for a worldwide debut in the coming months. Prior to that, the Korean marque dropped another teaser, this time confirming a coloured heads-up display.

The HUD is a first for Hyundai and it comes from an eight-inch projected image with class-leading display quality. The screen feeds vital info such as speed, GPS navigation, cruise control and possibly lane keeping assist and/or adaptive cruise control.

We roughly know how the Kona will look like thanks to the spy shots, but the ambiguous video reveals just enough to see the LED DRLs, fog lamps, sleek tail lamps, the signature cascading front grille and five-spoke dual-tone alloys.

The Hyundai Kona is likely to be based on the i20 supermini, just like how the Honda Jazz‘s platform provides the underpinning to the ever successful HR-V. The 138 hp 1.4 T-GDI turbocharged four-cylinder and seven-speed double clutch transmission (DCT) from the new i30 could power the Kona’s range topper.

Sales of Hyundai’s smallest SUV in Europe will commence by the end of 2017.


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