New Hyundai Kona SUV on the way

New Hyundai Kona SUV on the way
 

Hyundai appears to have completed development on its new crossover-small SUV which looks set to be called the Kona and which will sit on the same platform as the i20. The new model will be officially revealed in the next two months and go on sale in 2018. It is expected to compete with models such as the Nissan Juke and Toyota C-HR.

Spotted at a photoshoot in Portugal, the model shows a new design with ultra-slim headlights and significant amounts of body cladding to give it that pseudo off-road look.

Hyundai is also getting closer to revealing its i30 N performance model. The first true performance hatch to come from the brand has been testing on UK roads ahead of the debut of the racing version at the end of May.

The company says that two close-to-production i30 N vehicles will enter the Adac Zurich 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. Both cars will be competing with a 2.0l turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission — the same powertrain and transmission set-up that will be used in the production i30 N. – AFP Relaxnews