SME fleets considering leasing a new Hyundai Kona, take stock: a new version is on its way in 2023.
But you’ll likely have to wait until mid-year to see the car.
Although there are petrol and hybrid versions, it will be the pure-electric version of the 2023 Hyundai Kona that will interest most SME business users.
This new Kona is larger than the vehicle it replaces, offering an enlarged environment for rear passengers and greater boot space.
Hyundai says the new Kona will “maximise living space”, with design changes freeing up interior space.
Talking of design, the new Kona reflects many of the themes represented in the Hyundai Seven concept SUV, and reflects many of the bold shapes already introduced on the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.
According to Hyundai, the car’s distinctive nose characterises the front section’s pure volume, which contributes to the model’s smooth aerodynamic performance. This includes the stretched Seamless Horizon Lamp, which is pixelated on the EV variant.
We have no indication on the new electric Kona’s range yet, but expect it to be close to the Niro EV, which has a range of 285 miles and rapid charging time of around 40 minutes.
The hybrid is anticipated to get a 1.6 litre petrol engine and electric motor, producing a combined 140hp, plus the existing 1.0 petrol powered Kona is expected to continue as the entry level to the range.
New Dawn For Hyundai
News of the new Kona comes as Hyundai reveals a transformation of its brand in the UK and globally.
No longer will a Hyundai be a ‘Hy-un-dai’, but from henceforward it will be a ‘Hyun-day’.
A new multi-channel campaign, incorporating TV, radio, online and on demand services was launched on Boxing Day (26 December 2022).
You can learn more about how to pronounce the new ‘Hyun-day’ by clicking on the video below.
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