Hyundai is providing its 2022 Kona lineup a significant refresh this yr. It addresses both the regular Kona and the Kona Electric. The two versions of the motor vehicle get huge exterior visible updates, and both obtain very similar interior upgrades, way too
A huge, new split grille dominates the entrance facial area. The funky overall body cladding that surprisingly extended from the wheel arches into the headlight assembly is nixed, and in its place is a new entrance bumper that offers the overall look of wraparound cladding. Hyundai is calling the extensive silver piece in the centre a “skid plate aspect,” but there is no precise skid plate. A very similar wraparound cladding layout is made use of on the rear bumper. Just like it did in entrance, the rear wheel arch cladding no extended extends into the light-weight assembly, and is as an alternative molded neatly about it. A new taillight layout offers it a clean lighting appear, way too. Hyundai suggests the Kona is one.6 inches extended with the new bumpers.
The layout is much far more cohesive and fewer quirky than the outgoing Kona, nevertheless that is not to say it is not still a bit odd. The major transform is the introduction of a new N Line trim that you see pictured below:
It is exhibiting off the Kona’s new facial area, but in a much sportier way. The most evident visible transform is the all-out deletion of the Kona’s gigantic overall body cladding. You can see that the items are still there, but they’ve been fully painted in overall body color paint. This visually lowers the Kona, generating it appear much far more like a hatchback than a crossover. All the rugged cladding that was on the entrance bumper earlier is changed with overall body-color paint or mesh venting — however, some of the “venting” is clearly faux. It gets a entrance spoiler lip, a triple nostril just over the grille (reminds us of Audi Sport types), a diffuser-esque appear to the rear bumper and a subtle twin exhaust. N Line badges discover their sites on the entrance bumper and entrance fenders. In addition, the N Line gets its own 18-inch wheel layout.
The N Line’s interior offer is fewer complete, but it really is still ample to differentiate it from the normal model. You get distinctive black seats with pink stitching and N Line logos on them, a black headliner, metal pedals, moreover an N Line-particular steering wheel and shifter layout.
Sad to say, the N Line is a mostly visible offer, with no suspension tweaks to converse of. The exact same one.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will come in the Limited trim also ships with this model. That is not to say it is not strong or entertaining, nevertheless, as output is 195 horsepower and 195 pound-ft of torque. This gets sent through a re-tuned (for 2022) seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The regular non-N Line engine is still the 2.-liter four-cylinder that pumps out 147 horsepower and 132 pound-ft of torque. It is exclusively related to a CVT.
Hyundai suggests it is tweaked the suspension and chassis of all Konas for 2022 with the intention of providing far more “linear stability and trip ease and comfort.” It also gains new acoustic windshield glass, instrument panel insulation and far more cargo area insulation for decreased NVH intrusion.
The interior as a full received a light-weight refresh with far more tech, with the major update remaining an accessible 10.twenty five-inch digital instrument cluster. Hyundai upgraded the foundation infotainment procedure from a seven-inch to an 8-inch screen, and is also introducing a 10.twenty five-inch enhance. Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Vehicle are newly accessible, and Hyundai’s Digital Crucial tech is generating its way to the Kona. The current interior also functions a new and optional electronic parking brake alongside with ambient lighting. Hyundai suggests that cargo house and rear legroom is improved, but it does not say by how much. Rear seat passengers will take pleasure in the advantage of USB port entry this yr, way too.
As for other tech, Hyundai is stepping it up with the accessible driver support functions. The blind-location warning procedure is improved with collision avoidance functionality. Hyundai’s exceptional Freeway Generate Support lane-centering procedure can be optioned. And lastly, a rear cross site visitors aid update will quickly brake the motor vehicle need to it detect an impending collision whilst backing up.
Nothing at all on the electric powered components facet is changing for the Electric — 258-mile range, single-motor, 201 horsepower and 291 pound-ft of torque — but it is receiving a huge exterior redesign to match the gasoline-powered Kona. The dimpled grille is gone, and in its place is a huge empty house. It is much simpler than before, and whilst it may possibly be fewer distinctive, it lowers its odds of remaining offensive to any individual. It also gets new wheels, new lights all about, and very similar to the N Line, drops the black plastic cladding for overall body-color arches.
The interior update is alongside the exact same traces as the regular Kona, as it adds the new digital instrument cluster and infotainment possibilities. The reduce centre console area adds wireless charging abilities, way too.
Hyundai suggests that both the gasoline and Electric variants will arrive to U.S. dealerships in spring this yr. Pricing is not nevertheless accessible on the current types.