The All-New Hyundai Kona – Design

- The All-New Kona continues Hyundai’s new design identity while adding its progressive character to create a unique proposition in the sub-compact SUV segment.

With its true SUV DNA, progressive design and premium features, Hyundai Motor aims to attract new, modern customers. The completely new compact SUV platform was developed to meet highest European customer expectations.

Exterior design

The design of the All-New Kona is characterised by its distinctive high-contrast fender cladding and the sensuous and muscular surfaces atop a stable and wide stance. At the front the twin headlamp design created by the LED day time running lights positioned on top of the LED headlights that are integrated into the cladding create an unique, progressive appearance. The All-New Kona also features Hyundai Motor’s new family identity, the Cascading Grille with a mesh pattern, at the front that enhances its expressive and dynamic appearance. Its compact and agile character is emphasised by the sleek profile with short rear overhangs and wing type fenders that suggest forward direction. A roof rack enhances the sleek roof line and enhances active lifestyle capability for example by mounting a roof carrier. The All-New Kona features silver matte accents to enhance the refined character, featuring framing of the fog lights and lower air intakes, an accent line on the side and the skid plate at the rear. Air curtains at the either side of the front bumper enhance aerodynamics by reducing turbulences in the wheel arch area. At the rear, the design theme of the front is reflected featuring the unique wrap around cladding that house the indicator and reversing lights and distinctive graphical elements including the slim LED rear lights. The All-New Kona’s rear spoiler features an integrated LED brake light.With its wide (1,800 mm) and low stance (1,550 mm), the Kona has a bold appearance on the road, further underscored by the 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels (Tyre size: 235/45R18) – among the biggest wheels in the segment. The All-New Kona is also available with 17” alloy wheels (Tyre size: 215/55R17) as well as 16” (Tyre size: 205/60R16) alloy and steel wheel. This low and wide stance is further supported by its length of 4,165 mm and a wheelbase of 2,600 millimetres.

The Kona’s two-tone roof offers many exterior colour combinations and an individual choice for almost every personal style. Ten metallic exterior colours can be combined with three different roof configurations for a total of 28 colour combinations. The roof and exterior mirrors are available in Phantom Black or Dark Knight (dark grey) and body colour. The exterior colours available for the Kona are Phantom Black, Chalk White, Lake Silver, Dark Knight, Pulse Red, Tangerine Comet, Acid Yellow, Blue Lagoon, Ceramic Blue and Velvet Dune (light grey).

Interior design

The Kona’s interior design reflects the exterior theme featuring smooth, contoured surfaces on top of the instrument panel contrasting with the dark painted parts representing the technological and rugged character. All interior details and materials, such as the Leatherette armrest and door center trim or the soft touch crash pad, have been carefully selected to transmit the highest quality standards in the segment. The colour theme offers customers the chance to tailor their own style with distinct colours: Orange, Lime and Red. The colour accents are featured on the air vent surrounds, around the gearshift, the engine start button ring, the stitching on the seats and steering wheel. All interior colour options come with a black ceiling. The Lime and Red options are moreover available with coloured seat belts – unique feature of Kona – as well as glossy black interior door handles and steering wheel spoke. The semi-perforated leather steering wheel adds to the Kona’s stylish, high-quality interior. Seats are available with cloth, leather or a combination of both. Owners have the option of tailoring the Kona’s interior to suit their taste, expressing their unique temperament and independent lifestyle.

The floating screen of the optional eight-inch navigation touchscreen on the dashboard integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features and thanks to its ergonomic position allows drivers to stay tuned to the traffic ahead at all times. The climate and temperature control is positioned conveniently in the centre console and can easily be operated via the dials without distracting the driver.

The All-New Kona offers several features for maximum passenger convenience. The optional heated steering wheel provides warmth and comfort even in the coldest weather, while a smart key and push-button ignition allows the driver to turn the vehicle on and off with the simple touch of a button. The Kona’s power front seats dispose of an 8-way electric adjustment and 2-way lumbar support system, which provides optimised seating positions for passengers of diverse physiques. The front seats moreover feature a 3-step ventilation and 3-step heating system – which is unique in this segment – for a convenient ride in different weather conditions.

The All-New Kona offers plenty of space for both passengers and luggage. Storage trays and 1.5 liter bottle holders in the doors have been integrated for maximum convenience. Kona offers generous front-seat legroom, with 1,054 mm and 880 mm for passengers in the rear. Luggage space totalling 361 litres (VDA 211) offers flexibility for everyday needs. Foldable rear seats (60:40 split) allow passengers to load extra-sized cargo that would normally not fit in the rear cargo space. With the seats folded flat, the Kona offers 1,143 litres (VDA 214) of space for weekend escapes and longer trips.