The upcoming 2021 Hyundai Kona is the latest subcompact SUV that will be refreshed for the following year. Kona is a stylish model, and thanks to its compact dimension, this SUV is easy to maneuver and even more easy to park. According to the latest news, the next- generation will introduce minor upgrades. However, as before the Hyundai Kona SUV will provide an attractive look and the manufacturer will introduce more standard features.
The safety department will also be improved and it’s on a high. On top of that, the manufacturer will use more techs inside. EV version is also confirmed and we have some numbers related to the engine. From the fist information, the EV model will use a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor. This combination will provide an impressive 258 millage range.
2021 Hyundai Kona Design
The forthcoming 2021 Hyundai Kona is a small subcompact SUV that offers elegant exterior styling and is built on a reliable platform. Dimensionally, this model is compact and thanks to that, it will compete with many models in the same segment. At first glance, we can see some refreshments that include slanted headlights and the floating roof. Side profiles reveal the new stylish 17-inch wheel, while upper trim levels will provide more luxury. The higher trims will come with more premium 18-inch rims and even more attractive design thanks to the LED fog lights, LED headlights, shark-fin antenna, sunroof and so on.
Electric Kona is also confirmed and this version will be easy to recognize on the road with a more attractive front, traditional grille, and charging port placed near the headlight.
More Comfort Included
The upcoming 2021 Hyundai Kona is a mid-size SUV that will offer a very modern cabin. Its interior layout is perfect and the new Kona is provided with two rows of seats. Thanks to that, there will be enough room inside for five occupants. All seats are perfectly comfortable. However, on the back, this model lack some space. Many new techs will be added. For example, the infotainment system on the Limited trim will equip with the 8-inch screen while choosing an Ultimate trim, buyers will get a bigger 10.25-inch touch screen.
However, there are still plenty of standard features in the base model. The standard version will include a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto phone integration, keyless entry and dual front USB inputs.
Besides great design, the new 2021 Hyundai Kona offers a vast number of engines. There will be precisely three engine options, two gasoline and one electric. The base model will use the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 147 horsepower. This engine will use a 6-speed automatic transmission and the front-wheel-drive system as standard.
Furthermore, going up for optional trims Limited and Ultimate buyers will get a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 unit that generates 175 hp. This version will be available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
2021 Hyundai Kona EV
Konda EV model is official. The EV variant will consist of a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor. Thanks to this combination, the EV model will be able to make 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque.
Battery recharging takes about 9.5 hours on a 240-volt Level II charger. However, there is also a Level III Quick charge stations that can recharge the battery to 80 percent capacity in just 54 minutes. The estimated range is impressive 258 miles.
2021 Hyundai Kona Price and Release Date
The price of subcompact 2021 Hyundai Kona will be around $20,000 for the base model according to a reliable source.
Furthermore, going up to the most equipped Ultimate price will jump to $28,000. All-wheel drive will cost an additional $1,400. EV model is confirmed, but we are still waiting for more information. From the latest news, the forthcoming 2021 Hyundai Kona will be available to purchase later this year. Models in the same class that will compete with Kona are Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota C-HR.