Hyundai is developing a new compact SUV that is set to be unveiled in June, before going on sale in October. The new compact SUV is said to be called Kona.
When the new compact SUV is launched later this year, Hyundai expects its all-new Kona to challenge the popular Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. AutoExpress reckons that the new model from Hyundai rides on the same platform as the B-segment i20, on top of sharing the i20's petrol and diesel engines.
Known internally as OS, the 2018 Hyundai Kona continues Kia's trend of utilizing a well known location name for its own models. Hyundai currently uses the Santa Fe and Tucson nameplates for its models. As for Kona, the name is derived from a district in Hawaii, renowned for its premium coffee beans.
A lone spyshot from hyundai-blog gives us a hint at the new Kona's design, in which its LED daytime running lights visible on top of its headlights, possibly indicating that Hyundai could debut an updated design language in the Kona.