The Hyundai Kona is a cool, sportyish entrant within the oftentimes bland and underpowered subcompact crossover SUV section. Its headlights are seemingly within the incorrect place, Hyundai provides enjoyable paint colours for it, and it even provides a punchy turbo engine choice. For the brand new mannequin yr, the subcompact Kona provides a sleek-looking particular version to its ranks: The 2021 Hyundai Kona Night time Version.
As its identify suggests, the Night time Version encompasses a blacked-out exterior and different darkish and brooding beauty upgrades, per a seeming unstated trade playbook for blacked-out trim packages, that are starting to really feel fairly performed out by now. Go forward, identify a mainstream automaker that does not provide some variation on the “evening,” “midnight,” “shadow,” and [insert an adjective to describe the absence of light] theme. We’ll wait. Despite the fact that this concept could have jumped the shark years in the past, that is to not say it would not enhance the Kona; we predict the darkish therapy offers the Hyundai a extra mature look. Among the many Night time’s upgrades are handsome 18-inch Rays semi-gloss black-painted wheels, LED headlights and taillights pulled from the Kona Limited and Final trims, aluminum pedals, and black trim in every single place.
All Night time Version fashions include the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the Restricted and Final trims, as nicely. This engine produces 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, routed by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to the entrance or all 4 wheels. And when you’d assume that one thing named “Night time Version” would solely are available black, the Kona is obtainable in Galactic Grey and Chalk White along with Extremely Black. So, seems prefer it’s solely nighttime for the trim.
Search for the particular version to darken dealerships this September. Hyundai says the Kona is a restricted manufacturing mannequin, so you do not need to wait too lengthy to behave if you’d like one. Costs for the 2021 Hyundai Kona Night time Version have but to be introduced, however we will look to the 2020 Hyundai Kona Restricted and Final trims (beginning at $27,240 and $29,090) for some steering on what to anticipate.