In particular, the compact crossover suv has been showing very strong sales performance in north america becoming the ninth best selling model in canada, with a steady increase in sales in the us. However, with the focus of the hyundai motor group, shifting to dedicated electric vehicles and the plan to stop selling ice cars as early as 20 35 starting in europe, have you wondered what the future will hold for kona? In this episode of auto vision, we will explore everything thats known about the second generation hyundai kona, and find out what lies ahead for the popular compact suv. So before we go on wed highly appreciate your support by subscribing and turning on the notification bell. If you havent already – and please dont, forget to like comment and vote on the question thats presented at the end of the video in our previous episode in regards to the upcoming electric suv, the hyundai ioniq 3, we have briefly touched upon the existence of the development Thats undergoing for the next generation kona being developed under the codename sx2, which stands for small hyundai suv. According to the hyundai motor group product development code guide, we can also determine that the eevee version known as sx2e is also planned, and this is welcoming news. Despite the fact that a similarly sized ionic 3 is also on its way, ionic 3 is a dedicated electric suv based on the ionic 5 that shares the same egmp ev platform, which will be a very important part of the companys movement towards complete carbon neutrality.

However, aside from europe, most of the world is not quite ready to embrace full electric vehicles due to factors such as underdeveloped charging infrastructure thats. The reason why hyundai is looking at 2030 to be the last year that it will introduce new ice based vehicles and until then hyundai as now, the third largest automaker behind toyota and the volkswagen group will continue to develop new ice vehicles such as the new kona. To provide to the masses, however, its clear that hyundais focus will be on offering electrified eco friendly cars, such as hybrids plug in hybrids and derivative evs, based on the ice platform due to the companys ultimate target of achieving full carbon neutrality as soon as possible. Furthermore, to hyundai, even hybrids are seen merely as a stopped app measure before the end of the internal combustion engine, cars becomes inevitable, adhering to the governing laws. For this reason, the hyundai motor group has already shut down its internal combustion engine development as of 2021 and will stop developing ice based cars by the year 2030.. Even then hyundai will only be developing ice cars that can easily be converted to evs so that the ice based variants can be dropped at will without sacrificing the entire model, and for this purpose, hyundai has developed the new third generation platform, also known as the n3 Platform which has specifically been designed to meet the demands of the changing market situation, in addition to the lighter weight and better structural strength allowing for the vehicle to perform better overall, the latest platform is a highly modular platform that can convert from traditional ice to hybrid Plug in hybrid, pure electric and even hydrogen fuel cell electric, another beauty of the platform is that the power plants that are developed for the platform can easily be interchanged within the platform sharing vehicle group for the ultimate versatility.

One of such cars that were developed on the new and free platform was the all new second generation nero which has just been unveiled and is being prepared for production, as we speak since its introduction in 2016, nero has quickly become the second best selling car in Its class in europe helping kia to become the fourth best selling brand in the old world. The eevee version is extremely popular, in particular for its affordable price and extremely good efficiency. That offers a compact crossover to achieve nearly 300 miles in real life range. Contrary to its 2′ miles, published range motivated by this success, kia has just extended the life of the nero in all versions, including the pure electric. Despite the concern that it may be phased out due to the imminent release of the new ev4 dedicated, electric crossover kia will continue to provide the new nero ev as an entry level electric vehicle, while the egmp dedicated platform based ev4, will be sold as a premium. Ev with exclusive features such as its characteristic ultra fast charging capability and long wheelbase and no wonder hyundai is copying the same strategy by turning the next kona into a hyundais version of nero to be sold as an entry level ev and selling the ionic 3, which Is being co developed with the ev4 as a premium ev with the 800 volts charging architecture? Just like the platform sharing nero the all new second generation? Kona will be converted to the third generation platform product.

Likewise, as a sister card of the nero it will inherit. All the running gears from the kia sibling – these include 1′ horsepower and 195 pound feet of torque 1.6 liter, hybrid and plug in hybrid engines that are virtually unchanged from the previous model. Thats right kana will now also be offered with neros excellent plug in hybrid unit. However, its not certain whether the ice, gasoline or diesel version will be offered and if its offered, whether it would be made available in europe and north america, the eevees power electric system is also unchanged and will retain the excellent 201 horsepower motor unit. Thats mated to the 64 kilowatt hours lithium ion battery, which doesnt seem so bad if the equivalent ionic, 3 and ev4 is to be powered by smaller 168 horsepower motor and 58 kilowatt hours battery in their most basic versions. Also, as mentioned before, with the vehicle being underpinned by the n3 platform, there is always the possibility of getting the upgraded power plants from various donors in the future, ranging from 227 or horsepower turbocharged, hybrid and plug in hybrid engines, from tucson to any of the more Powerful electric systems from genesis electrified models such as the g80 and the gv70, as spotted testing in korea, the all new kona is literally developed, based on the nero sibling from the early prototype. This means the wheelbase of the new crossover will be stretched to that of the neros at 2 700 millimeters, a 100 millimeters increase from the previous model, along with a length that goes from roughly millimeters to 4500 millimeters the height and the width should remain the same.

At 1, 570 millimeters and 1 800 millimeters, respectively, which will be ideal for europe. As for the design, it is reported that the all new kona is to be sharper and edgier, adopting its bigger brother tucsons design, which is based on the brand sensuous sportiness identity. First introduced on the new elantra and evolved with a parametric design theme now prevalent in all of the new hyundai offerings, including the ionic 5. like elantra and ionic 5 angular body panels and chiseled surfaces create a striking contrast between sleek silhouette and masculine wedge to appear Dynamic, even when standing still the new konas front will also be similar to tucsons, which offers a parametric dual pattern: drill that enhances the futuristic look of the small suv. The interior should catch up to the new neros level 2 and feature a dual 12.5 inch. Lcd display, as well as improved upscaled interior quality, with liberal use of eco, friendly recycled and upcycled materials that we find in all of the latest offerings from the hyundai group as a bigger car. Now the all new kona is expected to be offered with a bit of price increase thats in line with the kia neros price, starting from 25 000 for the base hybrid model, 30 000 for the plug in hybrid and 40 000 for the eevee, the expected release Date of the all new kona is mid 2023. With the added size. It will continue to become a strong seller for the company and represent a great value, especially to those that, like the tucson but want it in smaller packaging also, it will be interesting to see what will become of the exciting kona end for the next generation.

If it will be discontinued or become the second electric end model after the ioniq 5n, which is expected to be released at the end of 2022. Here is the summary of the all new hyundai kona. The next generation kona will grow to the size of the kia. Niro with styling cues from tucson also, it will be offered as a hybrid, a plug in hybrid or a pure electric vehicle, just like nero. Finally, the pricing will be similar to nero as well as for the end of the video question which of the next generation eco friendly options from the hyundai group. Do you prefer, in terms of the styling, the habanero concept based kia, niro or tucson, inspired hyundai kona? Please vote and share your views by clicking on the link in the comment section below thanks for watching auto vision, your best source for the fastest korean car news and rumors dont forget to comment like subscribe and click on the notification bell as not to miss any Of our new videos, it would help the channel greatly if you could view our videos as soon as they are uploaded and watch them all the way until the end, which would help to reach more people also to support our channel even further. Please join our membership and enjoy the exclusive content and preview of the upcoming episodes. Finally, dont forget to join our forum and share your passion for korean cars. At