You may not recognize the Hyundai Kona because it just shone significantly. Every feature of this compact SUV just got bigger and better. You may need to see it to believe it. See what’s new in the 2024 Hyundai Kona.
2024 Hyundai Kona: What’s New?
The Hyundai Kona 2024 has just been remodeled to start its second generation. It has a sharp futuristic design that helps it fit in with other vehicles in the lineup, like the incredibly popular Hyundai Ioniq 5.
You probably noticed the new headlights first. An LED bar runs the width of the grille. The headlights are encased in a black lining that extends around the bumper to frame the wheels.
The electric Hyundai Kona has a pixelated LED bar, like the Ioniq 5, and body-color wheel arches. It has larger taillights and another LED bar at the rear, with units built into the wheel arches.
The N-Line is distinguished by a black grille, black roof and spoiler. It rides on 19-inch wheels with more aggressive styling.
Also, the 2024 Kona grew. Snows 5.9 inches longer than before, and the wheelbase added 2.4 inches. This should improve passenger and cargo space. Plus, it could improve the Kona’s ride quality.
How much power does the 2024 Kona have?
Official powertrain options for the 2024 Hyundai Kona have not been revealed. However, we do know that a Kona Hybrid, Kona EV, and an N-Line variant are on the way.
With the 2023 Kona, the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 147 hp and 132 pound-feet of torque. This option can be discarded.
You can upgrade to the turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four for 195 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This would be a great standard unit. The Hyundai Kona N uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to make 276 hp and 289 lb-ft of torque.
The 2022 Hyundai Kona EV uses an electric motor and battery pack to generate 201 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA-estimated range of 258 miles. These figures may increase for the 2024 Hyundai Kona EV.
The 2022 Kona can accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 7.2 seconds. The new model may be faster.
What’s new for the interior of the 2024 Hyundai Kona?
The interior of the 2024 Hyundai Kona should be larger, thanks to the added length. The outgoing model boasts 19.2 cubic feet behind the second row and up to 458 total cubes.
Additionally, the layout has been redesigned to provide a spacious feel and improve storage space. The gear selector was moved from the center console to behind the steering wheel.
You’ll notice the 2024 Kona boasts larger screens. Two 12.3-inch screens combine to create the digital gauge cluster and infotainment system. It reminds us of the Hyundai Tucson setup.
There are HVAC controls and vents below the infotainment screen, but there’s only one physical knob. It is not clear what it is used for. The new Kona could have more touchscreen controls like other models in the lineup.
We’ll update you as soon as more details about the 2024 Hyundai Kona are released. Pricing information and specifications are on the way. Until then, we know the Kona is bigger, better-looking, and smarter.