Hyundai has released another teaser of its upcoming Kona crossover. The additional view is shedding some light on the sub-compact crossover’s face, which is slated to be an evolved, more aggressive iteration of Hyundai’s design theme.
At first glance, the Kona actually appears to borrow some design cues from the Jeep Cherokee. It has a dual headlight setup and very thin top lamps, just like the Cherokee. Additionally, it has a larger grille than Hyundai’s other crossovers; though Hyundai’s grilles have trended bigger on its recent models in general.
The more aggressive appearance is intentional, according to Hyundai. The brand says the Kona will feature a “progressive appearance.” That quote can likely be summarized as: youthful, which is no surprise given this crossover is going to compete with the “youthful” Toyota CH-R, VW T-Roc and others in a segment geared toward younger buyers.
Aside from saying it will have best-in-class interior space, not much else is known about the Kona just yet. It is rumored to be powered by the same engines as the Hyundai i30, though exactly which ones and what the power ratings will be is anyone’s guess at this point.
Hyundai is slated to reveal the Kona later this summer.