Hyundai Motor Reveals KONA, New Compact SUV

Hyundai Motor has revealed its upcoming compact SUV will be named KONA, after the coastal region in Hawaii, USA.

KONA is a renowned destination for thrill-seeking travelers and reflects the adventurous spirit of Hyundai Motor’s newest SUV, set to launch in the summer of 2017.

The imminent arrival of KONA marks Hyundai Motor’s bold first move into the B-SUV segment and leads the wider expansion of its SUV range. The KONA name continues Hyundai’s tradition of naming crossover and SUV models after acclaimed travel destinations – notably the Creta, Santa Fe, Tucson and Veracruz – with the new compact SUV reflecting many of the lifestyle attributes of the desirable KONA district on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian destination is valued by North Pacific adventurers as a base for many thrill-seeking activities, including surfing, water skiing and scuba diving, among other extreme sports. The island’s energetic image is reflected in the innovative, practical and highly functional design of Hyundai’s new lifestyle-focused SUV.

The KONA has also been developed with a focus on enhancing driving dynamics, as Hyundai looks to set new performance standards for the compact SUV segment. Hyundai KONA delivers best-in-class interior space and innovative design features that hint at the future direction of the brand’s next generation of SUV models.

By adding the Hyundai KONA into its current SUV line-up that also features the Creta, Tucson, Santa Fe Hyundai Motor continues to deliver on its promise to develop SUVs that feature bold, striking design and high interior refinement and spaciousness. These core attributes have been identified by Hyundai Motor as key selling points in an increasingly popular market for customers.

The name of the KONA district – located on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawaii – is itself derived from an ancient Hawaiian language. As well as being a perfect location for extreme sports, the KONA area is internationally renowned for growing globally recognized premium coffee beans, considered by many to be among the world’s best.

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  • Denis Rousseau

    Bullshitt !!! NO AWD!

    • Goga Gogić

      you are stupid,stupid man!

      • Denis Rousseau

        Thank You Sir!

        You are welcome!

  • Bob Goudreau

    It doesn’t say it will not have AWD ?

    • Denis Rousseau

      We will see next week at the NYC autoshow CUV or SUV with a 1.2L T Gdi engine maybe topping at 130-140 hp it will be sluggish with an AWD

      • Malik

        Most likely, it will be 1.4T-GDI powering 140-144hp and 179 pound feet-of-torque which is good for AWD and more torque at the low rpm.

  • Denis Rousseau

    Something stupid at Hyundai! When the Creta SUV thing looking like the Kia Soul (same platform) come out 2 years ago hyundai decide it for emerging market like China and India, now with the Kona , China and India will have them too! What kona made for ? Not for north america or for emerging markets? ? Give us the Creta thing too!

    • Goga Gogić

      Stupid man,Kona is made for Europe.

      • Denis Rousseau

        Thank you Sir!

        You are welcome!

        • AntPi

          and it will have AWD version. And it is made for USA as well. And Korea. No China, India.

  • Infinite

    Best Compact SUV is Coming

  • Electro Wizard

    The Hyundai thing looks cool

  • Electro Wizard

    Hi guys

  • Electro Wizard

    The Hyundai Kona is not stupid!!

    • Bandit FTW

      Hi aiden

    • Bandit FTW

      The Kona is cool

  • Electro Wizard


  • Bandit FTW

    Hi guys

  • Electro Wizard For The Win

    The KONA IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Good news for thrill-seeking travelers – KONA is Specially for you and it reflects the adventurous spirit of Hyundai Motor’s

  • manasi fresh

    Good info and well written. Thanks

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