The Hyundai Kona is one of those vehicles that has a rather cheery disposition, thanks in part to the option of getting it in a bright green shade, among others. But the Korean carmaker wants to show off its dark side by giving us the Kona Night Edition.
Available in either Ultra Black, Galactic Grey, or Chalk White, the Night Edition features touches like gloss black accents on places such as the grille, rear hatch trim strip, and yes, the wheels. More gloss black can be found in the interior, like on the door handles, and other once-silver pieces would abound. In short, all the brightwork has been blacked out (well, expect for the logo) But you get the point.
Powering the Kona Night Edition is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor that puts out 175bhp. This is the engine offered in the US market. It is mated to a 7-speed DCT, offering a more spirited drive.
The Hyundai Kona Night Edition will only be offered in limited numbers beginning in September. As for our local market, we’re not sure if Hyundai Asia Resources Inc will even sell it here. But it does give buyers a template to make their Kona stand out.
So, how do you find the Kona’s dark side?