The popular subcompact crossover will be available as an EV, hybrid, ICE, and an N Line version.
Hyundai has unveiled the 2024 Kona subcompact crossover that will be sold in four variants: EV, hybrid, combustion-powered pure ICE, and an N Line. The new generation model boasts the South Korean automaker's latest edgy styling language and all four versions share a common architecture. Hyundai says the new model is 5.9 inches longer than its EV predecessor, having grown to 171.45 inches in length. It's also 0.98 inches wider and the wheelbase has been stretched by almost 2.4 inches.
The carmaker points out that the EV variant was designed first and then adapted for ICE, hybrid, and N Line versions. Styling-wise, Hyundai points out the "clean, distinctive nose characterizes the front section's pure volume, which contributes to the model's smooth aerodynamic performance."
Take note of the stretched and first (for Hyundai) Seamless Horizon Lamp, which is further pixelated on the EV. The Parametric Pixels provide a unique styling element from the rest of the brand's EV lineup, such as the Ioniq 5. Also take the time to appreciate the parametric surfaces, such as the sharp diagonal crease on the sides that connects the satin chrome molding, located on the beltline, to the spoiler for a wraparound look.
Out back, the rear also boasts that Seamless Horizon Lamp styling. We also really like the way the braking light nicely integrates into the spoiler's satin chrome molding. There are, however, some notable styling differences between the four variants.
The EV receives pixel graphic details on the intake grille and rear bumper, pixel-inspired 19-inch alloy wheels, and black line trim, and optional black side mirrors and roof.
Both the ICE and hybrid models received a rugged-looking bumper, skid plates, and black wheel arch cladding. Finally, the N Line gets optional black side mirrors and roof as well, along with a special spoiler, more aggressive front and rear styling, special 19-inch alloys, a dual muffler, and silver side skirts.
Step inside and you'll, once again, find EV-derived styling. There are 12.3-inch dual wide displays, a so-called "floating module," and ambient lighting. Interestingly, the gearshift has been relocated to the column behind the steering wheel. Beneath the displays is a center stack where the controls for the HVAC system are found. The second-row bench seat "reinforces the Kona's 21st-century urban design aesthetic." Cargo space has been increased behind that rear bench, but Hyundai did not reveal the dimensions.
Pricing and other relevant details (engine specs, etc.) will be released in the coming months.