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2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition Released

Hyundai just unveiled the 2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition, which will be a limited production model. Detailed below are all the upgrades that come with the Night Edition.


2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition

The Hyundai Kona is an excellent everyday car and truly surprised me when I first reviewed the 2020 Hyundai Kona. The refinement and comfort of the Hyundai Kona truly hit above its weight class, and pricing is always on point with Hyundai.

So what does the 2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition have to add to the already excellent Kona? As the name suggests, this is just an appearance package for the 1.6l Turbo model with the DCT seven-speed transmission.

What Do You Get With The Night Edition?

You get the usual LED headlights and taillights that most top of the line trim vehicles would get. Everyone’s favorite gloss black outside trim gets paired with gloss black interior trim, hope you like cleaning interiors. The pedals will be finished in a sport aluminum finish. To garnish, the 2021 Kona Night Edition will come with new shoes, Rays 18” gloss black alloy wheels.

2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition Front

You will get three exterior color choices with the Night Edition; Galactic Gray, Ultra Black, and Chalk White. The new 2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition is expected to hit showrooms in September 2020. Let me know in the comments if this is a vehicle you would consider buying when it drops.

2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition InteriorThoughts On The New Kona Night Edition

The new Night Edition is currently only available in the 1.6l Turbo model with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The model I tested and recommended is the standard 2.0l four-cylinder with Hyundai’s excellent chain-driven CVT transmission. I love the Turbo motor; however, the DCT transmission is not the smoothest I have experienced. I tried this set up in the Kia Soul Turbo, but maybe Hyundai programmed its transmission differently, but I doubt it.

Pricing has not been released for the Night Edition, but we know that the current Limited and Ultimate trim Kona’s start at $26,100 and $27,950. It is safe to assume the Night Edition will cost more than this, especially since it can only be had in the 1.6l Turbo model, and the Limited is the cheapest you can get that motor.

2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition Rear2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition Conclusion

The Kona is a great vehicle, and I genuinely do like the Night Edition looks. Still, to me, Hyundai is most desirable in its entry to mid-level trims because Hyundai is a value brand making cars that hit above its class. For that reason, I could not see myself going for the Night Edition since the standard engine with the CVT is my drivetrain choice.

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Kevin Meyn is an automotive journalist for Torque News concentrating on Hyundai content. Kevin is the founder of Exhaust Sports Auto Youtube channel, where he does professional car reviews on new and used vehicles. Through the use of various resources and extended Automotive expertise, Kevin documents the latest in automotive news revolving around Hyundai. Kevin graduated from NC State University studying Supply Chain Management but has had a passion for cars since he was a child. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram @exhaustsports.


B. Elite (not verified)    December 30, 2020 - 12:23PM

My local dealership has them in stock. I’m usually a fan of black, but the ultra black with the black accents is too much. Usually not a fan of white, but the chalk white with black accents is nice. The galactic gray is nice too, but I wish they went with a darker gray. I’m negotiating right now to buy the galactic gray night edition with AWD. It’s not perfect, but I do really like it and look forward to driving it home this afternoon!