Probably due to the warm weather climate of the Spanish Peninsula, the Hyundai Kona – the South Korean automaker’s all new subcompact crossover – has lost all of its camouflage and of course a spotter was there to catch the view.
So, way before the model was expected to make an official debut we have the full scoop – with the crossover most likely caught during a photo shoot. The two low resolution shots are not the best out there – one is coming from Facebook group Carspotting Portugal while the other is from an AutoWeek reader. The Kona is not your regular Hyundai by a mile in terms of design and has nothing to do with any product seen in Europe or America. This is of course mostly due to the front-end styling – while the crossover vibe is easily observable thanks to the large amount of black plastic cladding.
The Kona does have an i30 trait in it – the shape and mesh pattern of the front grille, while the twin headlight design might get followed by other models in the near future. Going against models such as the Renault Captur but also the new Toyota C-HR, the all-new subcompact crossover is expected to feature an official presentation in Europe this fall, with the architecture and powertrains mostly coming from the i20 and i30. As such, we can expect the 1.0 T-GDI from the i20 or the 1.4 T-GDI from the i30, as well as the efficient 1.6 CRDi diesel for the Old Continent markets.