Hyundai is preparing a smaller facelift for the Kona. According to our sources this small changes will come along with the launch of Kona N Performance we just talked about yesterday and both models will arrive to dealers earlier 2021.
The Hyundai Kona is a relatively new product on the market – more precisely, it was launched for the 2018 model year in the United States. And while we’ve seen spy photos with the South Korean crossover, they were related to the N performance version or hybrid variant of the model. This is the first time we can share shots showing a prototype of the facelifted Kona.
We are quite surprised to see the test car wearing an extensive amount of camouflage considering the fact that we are expecting just a minor mid-cycle refresh, different that what we have seen on the Grandeur or what we will see with the Santa Fe that are closer to a model change facelift.
These spy photos show a prototype of the updated Kona captured near Namyang R&D Centre in South Korea and shows what it looks like a smaller facelift with just minor changes to the front fascia. A new grille, new head lights and some smaller changes to the front bumper were spotted.
At the back there will be equal small changes (apparently the headlights and indicators keep the same scheme), so we just expect new rear light graphics and smaller changes to the rear bumper. Updated engines and a small update to the interior is also planned.