Hyundai unveiled the updated Kona last year for Europe and now we have our first look at the 2022 Hyundai Kona that’s coming to the US. The good news is that the one we’re getting here doesn’t differ much from what our friends across the pond are getting.
In the US the Kona is available with two powertrains. The new base engine is a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder is now mated to an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), instead of the former six-speed automatic transmission.
The Limited trim and N Line models are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 195 hp and 195 lb-ft. of torque. The turbo engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional.
On the outside the 2022 Kona gets restyled front and rear fascias. If you want a sportier Kona there’s the new N Line model with a more aggressive grille, a rear diffuser and dual exhaust tips.
Inside the biggest update is a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, plus there’s a 10.25-inch infotainment display. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been added and there’s wireless charging. The Kona is also available with the Digital Key feature that debuted on the 2020 Sonata.
On the safety front Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Highway Drive Assist are available.
The 2022 Hyundai Kona and Kona N ine are slated to arrive this spring.