In terms of cars, a five-year career is not long, but the Hyundai Kona, which has been on the market since 2017, is already in its second generation. There are a few simple reasons for this: The Kona compact crossover comes in the B segment, where competition is fierce. With the electric variant and hybrid, it’s fully electrified, with developments following one another in quick succession. He shares a lot of items with Kia Nirowhich was recently renovated and of course was not allowed to steal so many customers from Hyundai.
Smooth horizon lamp
Enters So the second generation, which has not only grown exponentially, but is also undergoing a major stylistic evolution. In this way, it falls more in line with the Ioniq range, which only offers electric models. This second generation of Kona moved away from the electric version of the design, and derived the hybrid version and the version with a classic petrol engine. Because yeah, it’s coming again now. Add to that the sporty N Line version and you instantly get the whole picture.
Visually, you can tell the different versions apart mainly by their bumper work, although the new Kona EV gets a pixelated version of the Smooth horizon lamp, the marketing term for a continuous LED strip on the face. You’ll also find the continuous LED strip on the back. With a height of 4.36 meters, the new Hyundai Kona is also 15 centimeters longer than the previous generation. Of those extra centimeters, 6 centimeters go to the space between the wheel hubs, which means good news for the interior space.
The new Kona is inspired by the Ioniq 5, including two 12.3-inch screens that visually merge with each other. One for displaying tools and the other for entertainment. Even though you operate the gearbox with a rotary knob on the steering column, this new Kona, unlike the Ioniq 5, has a center console and a central tunnel. Because in addition to the all-electric Kona EV and the plug-in Kona Hybrid, the Koreans are planning another Kona with a classic combustion engine. However, technical details are still pending.
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