The 2021 Hyundai Kona is the restyling of the first generation of the Korean compact SUV. It sports a more aggressive image, includes an N-Line finish and in its mechanical range there are ‘mild-hybrid’ engines that give it the right to wear the Eco Label.
The same as the hybrid variant, which will reach the market renewed a little later. The 2021 Hyundai Kona marks the mid-cycle refresh of the manufacturer’s first-generation compact SUV.
2021 Kona Exterior
The changes that most attract the attention of the 2021 Hyundai Kona are in the front, where elements such as the grille, the headlights and the bumpers have been redesigned. Changes in the latter make it gain 40 mm in length. The brand logo varies its position depending on whether it is one of the conventional versions or the sportier one.
The light signature of the rear is now different. The bumpers also change. The tires that Hyundai offers move between 16 and 18 inches. The N-Line version, which can be associated with any of the engines on offer, also offers specific bumpers, wheel arches in body color, an air diffuser at the rear, a double exhaust outlet and 18-inch wheels.
2021 Hyundai Kona Colors
This is the available 2021 Hyundai Kona exterior color options, check the colors list below:
- Surfy Blue *New Colors*
- Dive in Jeju *New Colors*
- Ignite Flame *New Colors*
- Cyber Gray *New Colors*
- Misty Jungle *New Colors*
- Chalk White
- Galactic Gray
- Pulse Red
- Sonic Silver
- Surf Blue
- Thunder Gray
- Ultra Black
- Pulse Red w/Black Roof
- Sonic Silver w/Black Roof
- Surf Blue w/Dark Gray Roof
2021 Kona Interior
The dashboard design of the 2021 Hyundai Kona has changed slightly, as has the center console. The layout of the controls has been changed in search of better ergonomics and to save space. The dashboard screen is 10.25 inches. This same size can be the starting on the screen from which the multimedia system is managed, although in the more spartan versions it stays at 8 inches. The parking brake is electric.
The new Kona comes with the latest Blue Link update, including user profile, last mile navigation, connected routes and live parking information, among other things. There is compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new 2021 Hyundai Kona features elements such as an updated intelligent cruise control to include stop-start function, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist or Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with detection of pedestrians and cyclists.
The vehicle also has a rear seat alert, which warns if someone or something has remained in the rear seat when you are about to get out of the car. There is also a safe exit notice that warns the driver when to get out of the car.
2021 Kona Specs
The mechanical changes proposed by the 2021 Hyundai Kona have to do with the 1.0 T-GDI gasoline engine of 120 horses and with the 1.6 CRDI turbodiesel of 136 horses. Both can go hand in hand from now on a ‘ mild-hybrid ‘ system – in the case of Diesel it is mandatory – capable of slightly limiting both consumption and emissions.
In this way, these variants of the Kona will have the right to wear the Eco Label, the same one that the Hyundai Kona hybrid already has, whose mechanical proposal remains unchanged.
As the top of the range, the 1.6-liter gasoline engine is maintained, which goes from offering 175 to 200 horsepower. It allows you to choose between front or all-wheel drive, the same as the Diesel engine. The 1.0-liter gasoline is always front-wheel drive.
The change can be manual or seven-speed automatic. According to Hyundai, both the suspensions and the steering have been recalibrated to offer better dynamic behavior. There will also be an update of the Hyundai Kona EV, although the brand has ensured that it will present it later.
2021 Kona Price & Release Date
The starting price of the 2021 Hyundai Kona is still unknown. The current model starts at $ 19,800. This restyling goes on sale at the end of this year except in the case of the hybrid variant, which will arrive in early 2021.