The new Hyundai Kona is our Car of the Year and to give it even more street appeal, Hyundai has created the Jayde Concept – a lowered Kona decked out in a vibrant colourway with a redesigned interior.
On show at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week, the Hyundai Kona Jayde Concept is covered in a ‘Robin’s egg blue’ wrap (so not jade green as you’d presume), gets a front lip spoiler, metallic side skirts and a rear spoiler. The wheel arches and window trim are finished in black. The Jayde Concept also gets a set of lowering springs that reduce the ride height by 50mm and it sits on custom 20-inch wheels with wide Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres.
Not to be outdone by Honda’s recent Sustaina-C concept unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show week, the Jayde Concept also features a colour-coordinated all-electric bike designed as a “last-mile solution”. Adding to the bold exterior look is a roof box finished in gloss black.
Hyundai hasn’t said what powertrain the Jayde Concept uses, but the bodywork is the same as the Kona Hybrid’s rather than the all-electric version. Most likely housed under the bonnet is a 1.6-litre engine with 139bhp and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The exterior isn’t the only eye-catching part of the Jayde Concept. The interior features some Recaro bucket seats with a unique plaid pattern on the centre sections which Hyundai says is designed to match the exterior colour scheme. There’s also a suite of Hyundai accessories with a cargo tray, plush floor matts, doorstep plates and a portable charger.
There’s no word from Hyundai on whether the Jayde Concept could preview a road-going trim level but we highly doubt it.
Now check out our full in-depth review of the Hyundai Kona here…