Ready for an all-new Hyundai Crossover? Here's Your Preview of the 2018 Kona

As the demand for compact, midsize and full-size SUVs continues to grow, so too does the range of SUVs being offered to the market. Hyundai, for instance, has been planning to revamp its lineup of utility-vehicles by the year 2020 — included in that lineup will be the all-new 2018 Hyundai Kona.

As you can see from the Instagram post above, the Hyundai Kona boasts a distinctive look that’s true to the compact crossover market. We see the latest from the Hyundai SUV lineup appealing to two types of customers: ones that lead an active, outdoor-oriented lifestyle or ones that reside in an urban setting, like the greater Twin Cities region.

As such, the Hyundai Kona will likely become a rival of the Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V. With its advanced look, bold design and savvy features, the Hyundai Kona looks more than prepared to handle a little healthy competition.

If you're wondering what you can expect from the Hyundai Kona, we have a few details. As you may have noted from the Instagram post, the design is bold and advanced with LED lighting. The Kona's bold exterior design continues on the interior with premium materials, available tech-savvy features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, as well as advanced safety tech such as lane-departure warning and the like.

Aside from its appearance, we've learned that the Hyundai Kona will come equipped with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine, which will deliver 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The Kona is also poised to offer an optional powertrain: a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four, which boasts 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.

While we're still awaiting official details, the Hyundai Kona is poised for an early 2018 release. For now, we invite our St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Brooklyn Park, White Bear Lake and Roseville to browse our new Hyundai inventory to see what we currently have available at our showroom.

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