Front quarter view on the city road


Urban SUV for active lifestyles


With a strong, impactful design and uncompromised individuality, the Kona is designed to appeal to modern customers with active lifestyles.
*The Kona will go on sale in Korea later June 2017, followed by North America and Europe.
Side view of blue kona

Urban and off-road fun

The Kona was developed with a focus on enhanced driving dynamics and responsive performance for city driving. The wide, long wheelbase and short overhangs create a planted stance that results in exceptional agility in busy urban environments and enhanced stability when driving at speed.
Rear view of blue kona

Power and performance

The Kona blends exceptional fuel efficiency with a fun urban driving experience, delivering power and performance levels that are not often found in vehicles in its segment.

Set new standards for the B-SUV segment

The Kona is named after the coastal region on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA. The Kona region is famous among thrill-seeking travelers and the island’s energetic image is reflected in the innovative, practical and highly functional design of Hyundai Motor’s new lifestyle-focused SUV.


Voluminous and aggresive

The Kona's stand-out design is reinforced by the car's voluminous, aggressive body styling, that emphasizes the car's well-proportioned, dynamic silhouette.
Front quarter view of blue kona.
Lights on front view of blue kona

Composite lamps

‘Composite lamps’ enhance the Kona’s high-tech and mechanical appearance. The slim daytime running lights (DRL) incorporate turn signals and are positioned in a ‘stack’, separate to the LED headlights.
Lights on front quarter view of blue kona


The Kona’s front is powerful, as its ‘armor’ shows its readiness for extreme activities. The compact SUV also adopts Hyundai Motor’s new family identity, the Cascading Grille, featuring a sporty mesh pattern, flanked by exceptional wing-type fenders that dominate the front design.
Unique and stylish

Kona stands out from the crowd with high contrast design elements and striking style. Its masculine protective, ‘armor’, combines powerfully with the futuristic LED lighting to create a high-tech look. Despite its unique appearance, the Kona doesn’t sacrifice sophistication.


Spacious, comfort, and convenience

The sleek and simple layout interior contrasts with the bold, adventurous exterior design. The AVN (Audio, Video, Navigation) monitor incorporates Hyundai Motor’s advanced infotainment features. The monitor appears to float on the dashboard, contributing to the sense of openness.
Front view of interior
Head-up display

Head-Up Display (HUD)

A new combiner Head-Up Display (HUD) is fitted to the Kona, projecting a virtual image onto the clear glass panel mounted behind the instrument panel to enable the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road.


The premium infotainment system offers various advanced connectivity features, including Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ where specified with a 5-, 7- or 8-inch display (offered as standard or option dependent on market).


Exceptional power and performance

Hyundai Motor looks to set new performance standards for the compact SUV segment. The powertrain layout is optimized to create a compact platform capable of incorporating the car’s four-wheel-drive system while maintaining interior space.



• 2.0-liter MPI Atkinson engine produces 149PS, with a 0-100km/h time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 194km/h. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine delivers maximum torque of 179 NM (13.8 kgf · m) at 4,500rpm.


• The Gamma 1.6T-GDI engine boasts 177PS, a 0-100km/h time of 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 210km/h. The engine delivers maximum torque of 265NM (27kgf · m) from 1,500 to 4,500rpm and is mated to Hyundai’s efficient and responsive seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT).


• Customers in Europe can also opt for Hyundai’s downsized 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three-cylinder engine with six-speed manual transmission. This turbo-charged powerplant is optimized for efficiency and produces 120PS, a 0-100km/h time of 12 seconds, top speed of 181km/h and maximum torque of 172NM (17.5kgf · m) from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm.

4 Wheel drive

The platform is optimized to permit SUV levels of ground clearance, while the optional 4WD system and drive train is intelligently packaged to offer a spacious interior despite its compact proportions.


Strong & protective body

The lightweight body frame has been developed with 51.8% High Strength Steel to deliver class-leading levels of passive safety.
Side view of kona chassis
Closer view of Blind-spot collision warning show side mirror

Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW)

Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) to detect approaching vehicles that may be obscured from view during high speed driving.
Closer view of Lane keeping assist signal show cluster

Lane Keeping Assist

By sensing road markings, Lane Keep Assist helps to prevent accidental lane departure by steering the car automatically if required.
Forward collision-avoidance assist

Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA)

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), which uses the car’s front-facing camera and radar to detect imminent collision and avoid impact or minimize damage by braking autonomously.
Emergency stop signal

Emergency Stop Signal

If you have to suddenly slam on your brakes, ESS will make your brake lights flash to give following traffic more warning. If you come to a complete stop, the hazard lights will flash – until you start to accelerate again.

* Images, engine specifications and information posted above may differ from region to region. All information and illustrations are based on data available at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Please visit our regional homepage or dealer for more information.


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