2023 Hyundai Kona details revealed


Hyundai has shared some more information on the second-gen Kona lineup that was announced last month. Prices for the South Korean market are also out, which start at KRW 24,680,000 (US$ 19,950 or €18,480 or INR 16,27,390). The new Kona lineup for the South Korean market at present includes naturally aspirated petrol and turbo petrol variants, but as you probably know, the HEV and BEV variants will join the lineup in the coming days.

We already discussed the styling of the regular Kona variants in the previous post, but the Kona N Line was only showing its face last time. Now we can see more of it, and it gets quite an aggressive bodykit that includes model-specific sporty front & rear bumpers, wing-type roof spoiler, twin exhaust tips, and 19-inch Diamond-cut alloy wheels.

The dark-themed interior of the new Kona N Line features an N-branded steering wheel and N-branded sporty seats with Alcantara upholstery and red contrast highlights.


For those who care to know the dimensions, the new Kona measures (Korean-spec) 4,350 mm long and 1,825 mm wide (including mirrors), while the height varies between 1,580 – 1,585 mm depending on the wheel/tyre size. The wheelbase measures 2,660 mm. The N Line measures 35 mm longer due to its sporty bodykit.

Key highlights on the inside include a curved panel that houses dual 12.3-inch wide displays; dual-zone climate control; wireless smartphone charging; heated & ventilated front seats; heated rear seats, and all the usual ADAS stuff we’ve come to expect from a new car these days.

2023-Hyundai-Kona_taillightsH-TRAC is Hyundai’s term for its all-wheel-drive system

For the Korean market, the naturally aspirated petrol engine is gonna be 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit with 110 kW (150 metric hp) and 180 Nm (133 lb-ft), and is coupled with a CVT. For those who want more, Hyundai is gonna offer a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol unit with 146 kW (198 metric hp) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft), coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 1.6L variants offer all-wheel-drive options for Koreans.

The HEV variant combines a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and an electric motor coupled with a 6-speed DCT, offering combined figures of 104 kW (141 metric hp) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft).


Details on the new Kona Electric will be available in March 2023.

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