2Hyundai Kona SUV
Hyundai is the second most popular and bestselling car brand in the Indian market. The South Korean auto giant showcased the Kona concept at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo that garnered positive response from the visitors. The company has cleared its intention about bringing some spectacular cars in the country in near future, among which one is the Kona SUV.
Once launched, the Kona will be positioned above the i20 Active crossover and between the Creta and Tucson. It will come donning a competitive price tag and the car will also likely come incorporating the auto manufacturer’s busy design language as seen in the global-spec Kona.
The Kona will feature the design language that is visible in major modern generation cars from the brand. It gets sharp headlamps with LED daytime running lights for bold appeal. It has design cues from the Intrado concept and appears to have a conventional profile that bodes well for a space concerned market like India.
It will get sharp character lines, large bold alloy wheels, flared wheel arches and blackened glass area. So far, it will appear with a very attractive design indeed. Moving to the rear fascia, it sports a roof spoiler, squarish taillights, chunky rear bumper with a skid plate as well. It will have teach-loaded interior and safety features.
On the powertrain front, the Hyundai Kona will likely get the same engine that is available under the hood of the i20 premium hatchback. It will come available with a 1.2-litre Kappa dual VTVT four-cylinder petrol engine that will be capable to churn out 83 bhp of peak power and 113 Nm of peak torque. On the diesel front, it will get a 1.4-litre CRDi engine capable to kick out 89 bhp of peak power and 219 Nm of peak torque. On the transmission front, the car will come with a 5-speed MT, a 6-speed MT and there could be an automatic gearbox as well.
Expected launch – Late 2019
Expected price – Rs. 12 lakh – Rs. 18 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)