We’ve already seen official teaser shots of Hyundai’s upcoming trendy compact SUV, but Dutch magazine AutoWeek has caught the real-deal Kona completely naked. As expected, the Kona is sporting a pretty aggressive design theme to take on the likes of the Nissan Juke and Kia Soul.
In the previous teasers we noted that the Kona’s front clip appears to have some Jeep Cherokee influence in it. While the front isn’t exposed in this new shot, the side profile also has some Jeep in it. Like the new Jeep Compass, the Kona is sporting a black roof that also extends down to the D-pillar, a trend we’re seeing across the industry in SUV design.
The trendy design theme is likely resting atop the same platform that underpins the i20. Details on the production car are still very scarce, but the Kona is expected to leverage the same powertrains as the new i30, which features a 1.0-liter three-cylinder, 1.4-liter four-cylinder and 1.6-liter diesel.
Hyundai is expected to reveal the Kona later this year. Its timing for the U.S. market is not yet finalized.