Hyundai Kona Compact SUV is Coming to New York Auto Expo, Expected Launch in 2018

Hyundai Kona Teaser

Hyundai has officially named their next compact crossover SUV as Kona and it is scheduled for its first big reveal during the New York auto show this year.

Whenever brands have a compact crossover lined up, it sure stirs the interest of the buyers. These vehicles are practical, fuel efficient and has ample space for passengers as well as hauling their luggage. The Hyundai Kona, according to the company is integrated with true genes of a full SUV featuring a progressive design and has premium features to make the drive amazing.

Hyundai Kona Compact SUV

A teaser image that shows very little of the Kona has been released online. While it is difficult to make out the design from the image, it does show that the company is going for a very bold, aggressive look for their next SUV. Hyundai has always opted for a more refined design but the new model is made for people who love their cars to look strong and bold. The model will go head to head against the Nissan Juke.

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The 2018 model will be revealed at the New York auto show and more details are expected to be revealed in the month of June. The car will officially hit dealership stores in October this year to fill up the spot in the B-Segment SUV. The headlight is a striking design that we have never spotted in a Hyundai car before and it also gives a glimpse of future designs the brand has planned for its cars. It is supposed to be the smallest SUV in the lineup and will be at the entry level category while the Tucson and Santa Fe will fill up the other top spots.

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The automobile manufacturer seems to have borrowed the name Kona from a Hawaiin island but they wouldn’t talk anything else about the model. The New York auto show should shed some light on the design, specifications and availability of the model. Spy photographs of the car had already emerged online but they are fully camouflaged that keeps the design elements under cover.

Hyundai Kona Teaser

Rumors claim the Hyundai Kona SUV could be powered by a 1.4-liter four cylinder petrol engine and a 1.6-liter diesel engine. The powertrains will be quite the same as the ones already used in the Hyundai i20 cars and it is a safe bet for the brand to not drastically vary the engines. These powertrains are proven to offer great mileage and enough performance. Considering the size of the Kona, they should be sufficient.