Hyundai unveiled the Kona subcompact crossover earlier this year, but Hyundai has yet to introduce the US-spec version of the Kona. Hyundai has announced that our version of the Hyundai Kona will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Hyundai released this teaser photo of the Kona, which reveals that the Kona’s exterior won’t change much from the version sold in other markets. Hyundai hasn’t revealed any other details, but we do know that buyers will be able to choose between two engines. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft. of torque. The 2.0L is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. If you want more power, there’s a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. of torque that’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
A 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo and the 1.6-liter diesel are offered in other markets, but don’t expect to see either option show up here. Early next year Hyundai will also unveil the fully-electric Kona EV.
We’ll have more details on November 29.