Spied: 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift in Malaysia - better equipped to fight the X50?

Sanjay · Mar 1, 2021 04:17 PM

A little over four months since its introduction in Malaysia, it seems that the 2021 Hyundai Kona facelift will soon be upon us! There's rows of them, and this sole image was contributed by WapCar.my reader William, shot in an unnamed location.

A closer look at the facelifted Kona

The Kona facelift brings upon a host of changes compared to the pre-facelift that was initially launched here. In addition to a more rotund look, the facelifted Kona also has a retouched interior with added features.

Also read: New facelifted Hyundai Kona vs pre-facelift, what's the difference?

Currently, three different variants of the pre-facelift Kona are offered, with prices starting from RM 115,888. 

The pre-facelift Kona, currently on sale here

In terms of powertrain, here's what the current-gen Kona runs on:

Hyundai Kona powertrain

2.0 Standard 

2.0 Active

2.0-litre, naturally-aspirated four cylinder

149 PS / 179 Nm

6-speed automatic transmission

1.6 Turbo

1.6-litre, turbocharged four cylinder

177 PS / 265 Nm

7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

Also read: Review: 2020 Hyundai Kona - the Korean alternative to the Proton X50

Pre-facelift Kona pictured

In Malaysia, the Kona squares up against the Proton X50, Honda HR-V, and Mazda CX-3.


Up to 20% higher than average trade-in price

2021 Hyundai Kona 2.0 Standard


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