[Staff, 2022-12-19 15:37:30,
The new Hyundai Kona has debuted with Staria people mover-inspired futuristic styling, a hi-tech interior, and a choice of petrol, hybrid or electric power.
The 2023 Hyundai Kona has been revealed ahead of its expected arrival in Australian showrooms mid next year.
The second generation of Hyundai’s popular small SUV has undergone a significant growth spurt to better compete with rivals such as Kia Seltos/Niro, with futuristic new styling, and more technology inside.
Australian showroom arrivals are due to commence from mid 2023 – and Drive understands a choice of petrol, electric or new-for-Australia hybrid power will be introduced for the second-generation Kona locally.
The sporty Kona N Line model grade will continue into the new generation – but it’s understood there may not be a new Kona N performance variant, amid tightening emissions regulations overseas.
The 2023 Hyundai Kona measures approximately 4355mm long and 1825mm wide, riding on a 2660mm wheelbase – a substantial 150mm longer overall, 25mm wider and 60mm longer between the front and rear wheels than the old model (to help establish a roomier cabin).
As with the old model, all power options – petrol, hybrid and electric – are underpinned by the same chassis, but Hyundai claims the car’s styling started with the electric model, and was adapted for petrol and hybrid power – rather than the other way around.
Styling cues are drawn from…
To read the original article from news.google.com, Click here