The updated 2021 Hyundai Kona has been revealed complete with a new range-topping N Line model.
For 2021, the Kona range gets a fresh grille, new front and rear bumpers, updated tail-lights and redesigned alloy wheels.
As a result of the updates, the Kona is now 40mm longer than the outgoing model.
The interior of the entry models now features a larger 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, while higher grades will use the 10.25-inch screen already seen in the Kia Seltos.
Further updates include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear USB ports, new seat trims, an electric handbrake and a height-adjustable passenger seat. A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster will be standard on higher trim levels.
It’s expected the current 110kW/180Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine will be carried over.
Overseas markets also get a hybrid powertrain option, however, at this stage, Australia misses out despite Hyundai offering the Kona Electric locally.
The new Kona N Line gets body-coloured trim in place of the plastic body cladding, along with a unique front bumper and wheels.
On the inside, the N Line features red contrast stitching, metal pedals, a bespoke instrument cluster and N logos on the gear shift and seats.
Under the bonnet, power will come from a revised version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine already seen in the current Kona, it’s tuned to provide 145kW, a 15kW boost from the regular 130kW tune. An official torque figure is still to be announced.
A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will send power to the front or all wheels.
Hyundai Australia has confirmed the updated Kona will launch locally in the first quarter of 2021, full specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.
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