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Old 11th May 2017, 11:47   #16
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Based on the i20...
If it is based on the i20, it has to sit below Creta. But anything below Creta (of length 4270mm) should be a sub-4m car, which doesn't seem to be the case by seeing the pics. So, it should be on the i30 platform, IMO. The Carlino concept which may be based on the i10 / i20 should be their sub-4m crossover to fight against Brezza.

Price wise, Kona will be positioned above Creta. This seems to be a competitor for the upcoming Renault Kapture / Nissan Kicks / Suzuki Vitara with all those 2-tone exterior, flared wheel arches and bling in place.

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Hyundai's KONA spied in France,

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Teaser to Kona,

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Hyundai Kona teasers continue,

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Any idea if this is headed to India? IMO Hyundai could position the Kona neatly between the Creta and Tucson and it would find takers in India who want something unique. Moreover, they already have the engines and transmissions ready.

Considering how pro-active Hyundai is today, I wouldn't be surprised to see this coming to India in the mid-term future priced at 18-20L on-road.
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From Lisbon to Madrid. Now here is Hyundai Kona again completely undisguised. Looks like Renault's Kaptur!

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Overall it looks different and fresh, but whether the audience will respond to Hyundai’s new image remains to be seen
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Hyundai's sub compact crossover for Europe will makes its world premiere on June 13th.. This is Nissan's Juke rival and Hyundai is likely to offer this crossover later, to other markets too.

The crossover on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales to start before the year’s end and will be displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales to kick off before the year’s end.

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Joining the Tucson SUV and Santa Fe 4x4, the All-New Hyundai KONA small SUV offers the same all-round ability and innovative design to suit the lifestyle of the modern customer. The elevated seating position provides better visibility for drivers, while the optional four-wheel drive enhances the ride and handling characteristics.

LED Daytime Running Lights are positioned on top of the LED headlights to deliver a confident, progressive appearance with sleek and sharp shapes. The bold front and rear are emphasised by the car’s wide stance and its voluminous, aggressive body styling adopting our new family identity, the cascading grille.




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Looks great in my opinion, especially in that blue. The front might be a little too busy but it works. What is that strip above the front grille, is it another vent?
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Hyundai releases a series of teasers to its CUV -Kona.

Prices speculated to start at € 17,500 which is tipped to be cheaper than the upcoming CUV from VW's T -Cross ( @ € 18,500)- Autobild


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Hyundai's teaser to Kona decoded and here are the images .

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To ease the wait, yet another teaser has been published, but this time around we’re dealing with two images. What’s surprising about them is the fact that with minimal Photoshop skills, anyone can reveal the crossover’s exterior in full.
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Hyundai Kona caught on video,


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Is it just me that the dimensions look quite similar to upcoming Tata Nexon?

i20 Platform & to be slotted above Creta? Something seems amiss.
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Here are the un-official pics of leaked images of Hyundai Kona prior to its launch, front and rear seems very unconventional!

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Hyundai's latest crossover KONA revealed. Planned for sale in Eu and US, will go on sale in Korea later this month.In Hyundai's line up the Kona will slot in beneath the mid-sized Tucson. Unveiled in Korea while the European launch will happen later in the day!

The Kona measures 4165mm long, 1800mm wide and 1550mm tall, while the wheelbase stretches 2600mm. Under the bonnet is a range of petrol and diesel engines, though some are for select markets only.

Kicking off the range is a 2.0-litre MPI naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, developing 110kW of power and 179Nm of torque.

When mated to the six-speed automatic transmission, the Kona 2.0 MPI can shuffle from 0-100km/h in 10 seconds flat and reach a top speed of 194km/h

Some unique design elements being used, Kona uses a split-light design , the top row of LED running lights incorporate the crossover’s turn signals, while the larger housings below hold the Kona’s LED headlights. black cladding is present on the front and rear fascias, as well as the body sides.

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Around back, slim taillights are reminiscent of other recent Hyundai designs, though the turn signals and reverse lights are housed in a separate cluster closer to the bottom (weird). The Kona also gets a two-tone look, with a contrasting black roof, though it’s unclear if other roof colors will be available
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On the base end, the Kona will have a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine, with 147 horsepower and 132 pound feet of torque. It’ll be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and Hyundai says this model will sprint from 0-62 miles per hour in 10 seconds, with a top speed of 120 mph
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A more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four will also be on offer, with 175 hp, 195 lb-ft of torque, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
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Kona buyers in Europe can also spec a 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-three with a six-speed manual transmission, producing 118 hp. In addition, Europe and other global markets will have a 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel option.
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Depending on the drivetrain, the Kona can be fitted with two different rear suspensions. With front-wheel drive, there’s a torsion beam setup, but opting for all-wheel drive lands you a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension
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Inside, Hyundai says the Kona will deliver best-in-class interior space, with more headroom than any of its competitors. The rear seats fold flat, and there’s a two-level load floor in the cargo bay. On the technology front, the Kona will come packed with all the latest and greatest features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, housed in a choice of five-, seven-, or eight-inch infotainment displays. Hyundai will also offer a new head-up display that projects graphics onto a dash-mounted glass panel
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Hyundai at the launch event of Kona confirmed that they will release an EV version of Kona with range of 390KM (242 miles) by middle of next year . With the release of Ioniq EV sedan, Kia Niro EV and this Kona EV Hyundai is definitely being pro active in adopting EV revolution.

With the fast changing dynamics of auto industry currently, I am wondering if it will be wise move on part of Kia and Hyundai to have separate assembly lines for EVs in KIA's new plant at Andhra Pradesh
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