Published: Fri, April 07, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

Hyundai is making a mini-SUV called the Kona

Hyundai is making a mini-SUV called the Kona

"The island's energetic image is reflected in the innovative, practical and highly functional design of Hyundai's new lifestyle-focused SUV", a statement said.

The fourth SUV in the brand's line-up is charged with taking Europe by storm to make Hyundai the biggest Asian auto maker in the market by 2021.

Hyundai Motor has named its upcoming compact sports utility vehicle the KONA, expected to be released in summer, the company said on Monday without specifying the date.

For now, hardly anything else has been revealed about the Kona by Hyundai, although it has been explained where the car's name comes from.

Hyundai's compact SUV for the western markets ready to roll.

A teaser image has been unveiled that shows off slim headlights with LED lighting.

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Hyundai is finally giving us a peek at its long-rumored subcompact crossover. The South Korean manufacturer has just announced the arrival of a new SUV!

The Hyundai Kona is believed to be based on the i30, putting it in a similar class as the Mazda CX-3.

The Kona will therefore be the smallest member of a family that also includes the Grand Santa Fe, the Santa Fe and the Tucson.

Little is known about the forthcoming SUV other than its name and that it will fit into the small crossover segment. Last year, the top seller Tivoli sold 28,886 units.

As of last month, SsangYong's Tivoli SUV continued to dominate the domestic SUV market despite increased competition, selling 56,935 units past year, according to the company.

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