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The Hyundai Kona has been fully revealed via two shadowy images, which we’ve brightened up to uncover more. These are the first official images that show the upcoming B-segment SUV in full – previous video previews show the car partially, but we’ve also seen the undisguised Kona via spyshots.

The front and rear three quarter images show off the shape and lines of the compact SUV, as well as the funky details. The Kona’s bold face reminds us of the Citroen C4 Cactus, with slit-like LED daytime running lights sitting separately above the low-mounted main beams. These flank the new corporate Cascading Grille that made its debut on the new i30.

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The sides are characterised by strong haunches and chunky protective wheel arch trim that extend to wrap around the headlights and the rear indicator and reverse light module which, like the headlights, are mounted low down the rear bumper below the slim tail lights in. A cut in the D-pillar provides a floating roof look, further emphasised by the contrasting roof colour.

Hyundai did not release an interior pic, but an earlier spyshot gives us glimpse of the dashboard, which has a simple horizontal design with a three-spoke steering wheel, twin analogue dials, pill-shaped centre air vents and a touchscreen sitting atop the centre stack.

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The Korean carmaker says that the Kona will feature the company’s first head-up display which projects key driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight. The eight-inch projected image with a class-leading luminance of 10,000 candela per square metre guarantees daytime visibility and promotes safe driving.

The Kona – named after a district in Hawaii – is described by its maker as an important milestone in its journey to become the leading Asian car brand in Europe by 2021. It will make its debut this summer, which is just around the corner. What do you think of this Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR rival so far?