Hyundai has introduced an eye-catching in-house creation, the Jayde Concept, based on the already acclaimed Hyundai Kona. This concept, on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, takes the Kona to a whole new level with exterior and interior enhancements.
The Hyundai Kona Jayde Concept grabs attention with its ‘Robin’s egg blue’ wrap (not jade green as the name might suggest). It’s been given a front lip spoiler, metallic side skirts, and a rear spoiler for added flair. The wheel arches and window trim are finished in black to create a striking contrast. To complement its sporty appearance, the Jayde Concept is equipped with lowering springs that bring the ride height down by 50mm. It sits on custom 20-inch wheels, wrapped in wide Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires.
In a nod to eco-friendliness and urban mobility, the Jayde Concept also includes a color-coordinated all-electric bike, designed as a “last-mile solution.” Further enhancing its exterior aesthetics is a gloss black roof box.
While Hyundai hasn’t disclosed the specific powertrain for the Jayde Concept, it’s likely to be similar to the Kona Hybrid rather than the all-electric version. Under the hood, you might find a 1.6-liter engine producing around 100kW, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The interior of the Jayde Concept is just as attention-grabbing, featuring Recaro bucket seats with a unique plaid pattern on the center sections to match the exterior color scheme. The concept also boasts a range of Hyundai accessories, including a cargo tray, plush floor mats, doorstep plates, and a portable charger.
As for the possibility of the Jayde Concept inspiring a production trim level, Hyundai hasn’t made any official announcements, but it’s likely more of a design showcase than a precursor to a road-ready model.