Korean automaker Hyundai has officially revealed the new generation Kona SUV EV. The 2023 Hyundai Kona (2023 Hyundai Kona) new generation model will be offered in 4 variants, including All-Electric (EV), Hybrid Electric (HEV), Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and Sporty N Line. Let us tell you that the 2023 Hyundai Kona will be bigger than the previous model. However, it will remain an urban-centric SUV with bolder styling. The new model is 150mm longer and 25mm wider than the previous model. Its wheelbase has been extended by 60mm. The increase in dimensions has helped Hyundai’s engineers to create more space inside the cabin.
The 2023 Hyundai Kona EV will go on sale first.
The new generation Hyundai Kona will first be available for sale in an EV avatar. After this, the Hyundai Kona will be offered in an internal combustion engine (ICE), hybrid electric powertrain and N-Line versions. Despite the shared architecture, the EV, ICE/HEV and sporty N Line models have different styling. The new Kona has an all-new front section, which houses the stretched seamless horizon lamps. It is the first Hyundai model to feature pixelated seamless horizon lamps. The 2023 Hyundai Kona features sculpted wheel arch cladding, which includes the headlamps and taillamps. The SUV gets seamless horizon lamps at the rear and the high-mounted stop (HMSL), which is integrated within the satin chrome moulding of the spoiler.
The 2023 Hyundai Kona EV gets pixel graphic details on the intake grille and rear bumper. In addition, there is a Pixel graphic-inspired 19-inch alloy wheel design, black embracing lines, optional black side mirrors and a roof. At the same time, its ICE and HEV get rigid bumpers, skid plate design and black wheel arch cladding. The N Line features a more aggressive front and rear design with option black side mirrors, a roof, a wing-type spoiler, wing-shaped bumper. Apart from this, you get unique 19-inch alloy wheels, twin mufflers and silver side skirts.
The cabin of the 2023 Hyundai Kona
The new generation Kona’s cabin gets a sporty layout with a floating horizontal C-pad. It has a 12.3-inch dual wide display for the infotainment system and driver display. The column-type shift-by-wire moved from the centre console to behind the steering wheel. It gets curve-less bench seats and a single-pane sunroof for the second row. Hyundai is yet to release the specifications and launch timeline of the new Kona EV. The company will also launch an ICE version, a hybrid electric and a sporty-looking N-Line variant.