The 2024 Hyundai Kona Will Grow Bigger But Not More Power

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  • Hyundai has revealed more specs for the redesigned 2024 Kona.
  • It features a carryover engine and offers a hybrid variant, which is yet to be confirmed for the US
  • We expect the Kona to go on sale here later this year, though we’re still waiting on US details.

Hyundai’s new 2024 Kona looks very different from before but doesn’t seem revolutionary underneath. Specifications for the new model are out, and the subcompact SUV’s engine options — the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four and the turbocharged 1.6-liter inline four — have been carried over from the outgoing models. We’re still waiting on details for the US model, which will confirm whether the Kona hybrid model will make it to our shores.

The base engine will remain a 147-hp 2.0-liter inline-four paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. A more powerful turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four will be available, most likely on the sportier N Line model, and it produces the same 195 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque as before. Hyundai has yet to confirm a transmission for this model, but previously used a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. We hope that the Kona N’s raucous 286-hp performance model will also stick around, but we may have to wait a little longer for more information on that.

There’s also a Kona hybrid, but we’re not sure if it will be sold in the US or not. Its powertrain consisting of a 1.6 liter petrol engine and electric motor produces a total of 139 horsepower, apparently the same as that offered in the Kia Niro. The Kona Electric model will also return, but specifications are not yet available for it.

Size-wise, the new 2024 Kona is bigger than before, with a 2.3-inch longer wheelbase and 5.7 inches longer overall length. Hyundai says this increases rear seat space and cargo space. Some additional photos of the interior show the 12.3-inch dual-screen display that will be offered, likely only in higher trim levels.

We’ll learn more about the 2024 Kona later this year as Hyundai leaks more information about the US-spec version of the car. For now, peruse the photo gallery to see what this new generation of small crossover looks like inside and out.

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