The Hyundai Kona will make its global premiere in the coming months, and to build up some hype, the Korean carmaker has released another teaser of its upcoming compact SUV. As a brief refresher, the Kona sits below the Tucson and Santa Fe in Hyundai’s SUV line-up, competing against the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR.

Back to the teaser, where we get to see bits of the Kona’s front end, starting with the brand’s six-point “Cascading Grille.” The lighting setup adopted by the compact SUV is similar to that seen on the Citroen C3 and Nissan Juke, whereby the LED main headlights are positioned below the LED daytime running lights.

Also visible is the Kona’s bonnet, which sports aggressive creases on them, further highlighting the SUV’s different and bolder styling. As Hyundai describes it: “The bold front and rear are emphasised by the car’s wide stance and its voluminous, aggressive body styling.”

Spyshots reveal a curvy side profile and a rakish rear windscreen, but wrappings on the prototype vehicle mask the “aggressive body styling” that Hyundai points out in its release. Also stated is the Kona’s elevated seating position, which provides “better visibility for drivers and increases driving comfort.”

The Kona will likely be built on the same platform used by the Creta, and receive Hyundai’s range of T-GDi and CRDi engines. Two-wheel drive will come as standard, with four-wheel drive available as a cost option.

The Kona represents another step for Hyundai to become the leading Asian automotive brand in Europe by 2021, which involves launching 30 new models and derivatives.

GALLERY: 2018 Hyundai Kona spyshots