Hyundai’s first U.S. B-Segment CUV is close at hand. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 3, 2017 2018 Hyundai KONA – Pricing, Specs, overall detail, and EPA TBA. Hyundai revealed a few details on its all-new upcoming compact CUV called KONA. From the release, the KONA name continues Hyundai’s tradition of naming crossovers after desirable adventure travel destinations – notably the Santa Fe and Tucson. The KONA was named after the coastal region in Hawaii where the adventurous island states spirit is alive and well. The KONA was designed to deliver best-in-class interior volume while offering customers a yet to be fully divulged unique interior and exterior design. My hopes on the drivetrain are that the heavily atkinsonized, 40 percent TD efficient, 104 hp and 109 lb.-ft. of torque, 1.6L I4 mated to the 6-speed DCT from the Ioniq – minus the hybrid hardware - or the 128 hp and 156 lb-ft. of torque 1.4L mated to the 7-speed DCT from the Elantra ECO are/will be offered. The KONA teaser image below reveals the fluidic sculpture 2.5 cascading grille, new twin LED headlamps, and LED DRLs on top of the headlights similar to the Tucson look good. 2018 Hyundai Kona The All-New KONA is also said to provide better visibility for drivers with a sport driving dynamic tune. Additional detail about the 2018 Hyundai KONA will be released shortly with availability scheduled for later this summer.