Hyundai Kona SUV (2017 -) Review

Review by Gareth Evans on
3.95
The most recent entry into the burgeoning small SUV sector is the Hyundai Kona. Sized to compete with Nissan’s Juke and the Vauxhall Mokka X along with the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur, details are scant at time of publication, but the ‘teaser’ image you can see on this page shows a relatively wide stance and twin headlamp design.

Hyundai Kona SUV (17 on)
  • Should represent great value
  • Has Hyundai's latest styling language
  • Why buy this instead of an ix20?
  • We don't know what it'll look like
  • Pricing still to be confirmed

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£21,070 - £28,830

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£8,363 - £22,769

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.95 out of 5

The most recent entry into the burgeoning small SUV sector is the Hyundai Kona. Sized to compete with Nissan’s Juke and the Vauxhall Mokka X along with the Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur, details are scant at time of publication, but the ‘teaser’ image you can see on this page shows a relatively wide stance and twin headlamp design.

We’re also told the Kona will feature the company’s new cascading grille as seen on the latest i30 hatchback.

A suite of advanced technology is promised too, including an 8.0-inch head-up display (a first for Hyundai) that claims to offer class-leading luminescence, visible even in bright daylight.

Named after a district in Hawaii, the Kona joins Hyundai’s SUV range below the Tucson and Santa Fe, and alongside the ix20 – sales volumes in this sector now being such that there’s sufficient demand for two small SUVs from the same manufacturer, something Vauxhall is also doing with its Mokka X and Crossland X duo.

Hyundai will be launching a swathe of new cars in the coming years, with its publically stated ambition to launch a further 30 models or derivatives by 2021. The goal is for the firm to become the biggest car company in Asia, an ambitious target since the title is currently held by Toyota, which is amongst the very biggest carmakers in the world.

The Kona will be officially unveiled in summer 2017 and Parkers will be among the first in the world to drive it on a special preview event in Hyundai’s home country of South Korea.

Keep an eye out for the full Hyundai Kona review coming soon.

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