Hyundai has revealed a new special edition of Kona in the American market; the automaker has made some styling changes to enhance the visual appeal of the SUV
Popular Korean automaker, Hyundai has recently unveiled an all-black ‘Night Edition’ of the Kona in USA. The Dark Edition of the SUV is also expected to get introduced in other foreign markets. The 2021 Hyundai Kona will be launched in the American market in September this year. The SUV has mostly received styling updates. The all-black variant gives the SUV a sportier look. The car gets piano black inserts on outside as well as inside. It also features new 18-inch semi-gloss black alloy wheels and blacked-out door handles. The carmaker has removed the chrome strips employed on the lower bumper and the rear tailgate. Inside, the 2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition gets aluminium sports pedals.
The automaker has no plans to introduce the regular model of the SUV in the Indian market
Rather than having silver accents on the door handles and other cabin components, the car features a blacked-out treatment for a sportier feel. The new model is powered by a 1.6-litre four-pot turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 175bhp of peak power. Transmission duties are done by a 7-speed DCT. The same engine also powers the regular model of the SUV. The Hyundai Kona Night Edition is offered in three different colour options, namely- Galactic Grey, Chalk White and Ultra Black. The automaker is also working on the performance-oriented version of the SUV, which will be named Kona N. It has been spied several times while getting tested. The upcoming sporty SUV is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which churns out close to 275bhp.
The new Night Edition of the SUV is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo petrol mill
The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed DCT. Hyundai is only selling the electric version of Kona in our market and has plans to even introduce the regular model of the SUV.
Also, the carmaker is all set to introduce the new-gen i20 in our market by the end of this year. Once launched, it’ll compete with the likes of Tata Altroz and Maruti Baleno. Earlier, the premium hatchback was scheduled to make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Shows but got cancelled due to the ongoing circumstances situation.