Even though it recently got a styling update and the addition of the sporty N model to the lineup, the Hyundai Kona is all set for a complete redesign. The automaker has taken the wraps off the new 2024 Hyundai Kona, and although exact details haven’t been announced yet, we do know that it will grow a few inches and add a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain to the mix.
We are the first to take a look at the exteriors of the new Kona, which features an SUV-like profile similar to the current model. But there’s a lot more going on up front (in a good way), which gives the Kona a distinctive face. This is especially true for the purely electric model, which has a unique pixelated take on the new full-width LED light bar and a lower bumper treatment that sets it apart from not only other Konas but its amorphous predecessor. Hyundai says the new Kona grows about 6 inches in overall length, with 2.4 inches between wheelbases. We take this to mean that the new Kona has slightly more space for passengers and cargo. This will definitely be appreciated as there is not much rear legroom in the current model.
Hyundai has also shared a photo of the interior of the 2024 Kona, which shows off new touches like the ambient light strip hidden in the dash and glimpses of the dual 12.3-inch driver information and entertainment screens. Hyundai also said there will be a hybrid to join the standard, electric and N Line variants, though powertrain specifics are not known at this point. But the Kona shares some components with the Kia Niro, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the Niro’s 139-horsepower hybrid powertrain is transplanted directly into the Kona Hybrid.