Hyundai has planned to upgrade its 2017 model by introducing the 2021 Kona, with a new exterior and interior look, and a much-anticipated new N-Line variant.
In 2017 when Hyundai launched its Kona, it made a significant impact in terms of innovative design, especially regarding the ride height of the vehicle. Its shape has mostly remained the same over the years, but a few changes have been made here and there.
For 2021, the front-end and the rear-end receives some sleek upgrades, and new LED daytime running lights have been fixed at the front end of the car. Also, a new lower bumper, a sturdy skid plate, and a revised black grille have been added. Taking a look at the rear-end, you’ll notice that the taillight graphics have been altered and the rear bumper too. Wheel options go from 16 to 18-inch throughout the range.
The Kona N Line also comes with a bespoke front fascia and new bumper, three subtle air slots located above the grille, an N-style aerodynamic lip with corner fins as well as different rocker panels, and a rear bumper with a diffuser and fins and diffuser.
Performance-wise, the N Line comes with a wide range of new engines, including an enhanced 1.6-liter T-GDI Smartstream, attached to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, producing a whopping 194 horsepower.
The interior layout of the car is quite airy and spacious due to the few modifications made on the dashboard and center console. Furthermore, consumers will be pleased to notice additional screens, including a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and an optional, yet new, 10.25-inch infotainment display.
Although no official release date has yet been announced, it is set to make its entry in the European market by the end of 2020 while the hybrid variant will arrive later in 2021.
Expectations are high for the 2021 Kona N Line. Let’s see if it’s worth the wait.