2022 Hyundai Kona (Facelift): 8 Changes & Improvements
Inspite of the record crossover sales in U.S., the South Korean largest carmaker Hyundai Motor Company doesn’t rest on its laurels.
The company has just released their very first details about the upcoming 2022 Kona crossover, which is due in for a major facelift for the new model year.
As evident from the first official photos, the 2022 Hyundai Kona boasts a heavily redesigned front fascia with enlarged Hyundai signature grille and revised LED headlamps and fog lights.
Back at rear the styling tweaks may be slightly less noticeable, but there are still many. Among others, the rear bumer now sports a more elegant look, while LED tail-lights feature slightly redesigned turn signals and fog lamps.
In addition to that, the 2022 Kona gains two sets of newly designed alloy wheels with the size of 17- and 18-inches.
2022 Hyundai Kona: what else is new or changed?
- Hyundai Kona N-Line added to the range
- 5 new paint shades join the exterior color palette
- The 1,6L turbo engine gains power (196 horsepower)
- The car’s standard touchscreen navifation display has been expanded from 7 to 8 inches
- 48-volt mild-hybrid technology offered on the Euro-market Kona with the 1,6L diesel engine
- Minor interior tweaks
- Vastly improved ride and enhanced handling
- Hyundai Bluelink technology now available
Color palette of Hyundai Kona 2022
Hyundai announced that the forthcoming Hyundai Kona facelift will boast 5 new exterior colors, including the Ignite Flame, Surfy Blue, Cyber Gray, Dive in Jeju, and Misty Jungle.
We have yet to see them all, but will sure post some pics once we receive them from the carmaker! Stay tuned for more news!
2022 Hyundai Kona N-Line
For the first time, Hyundai Kona crossover will be launched with the sporty N-Line trim, combining the fun to drive character and an emotional appearance!
The 2022 Hyundai Kona N hot hatchback with more than 230 horsepower will also be launched in a couple of months!
Will there be a Hyundai Kona Hybrid launched in U.S.?
While Hyundai Kona hybrid does exist and is already on sale in Europe and South Korea, we have yet to see it hitting the U.S. soil.
For the 2022 model year, the Kona hybrid will also gain the above mentioned 8 changes and tweaks.
But, when will the Kona hybrid go on sale in the United States? That is something we have yet to updated on. Hyundai Motor America keeps their lips tight and avoids to comment on that matter.
We do believe, though, that the time has come and U.S. consumers will soon be able to get their hands on a fuel-savy Hyundai Kona hybrid!
Will Hyundai Kona EV be refreshed as well?
For sure! Hyundai actually already confirmed the arrival of the 2022 Kona EV facelift.
While they have not revealed how it is going to look like, they have told us that the refreshed Kona electric vehicle will be launched in the near future. We expect it to hit the dealerships at the beginning of 2021, if not earlier.
I can hardly wait any longer for the Kona Hybrid to make its way to America.
Does anyone know when the release date will be in the US or if there is a site I can sign up to get updates
I would like to receive any information you get.
Kona hybrid may need to compete with Corolla Cross hybrid and Honda HR-V hybrid. In America, the subcompact hybrid SUV market is almost non-existent (although Kia Niro exists).