Hyundai has unveiled its Nissan Juke-rivalling Kona SUV ahead of its arrival later this year.

Sharing its platform with the recently-teased Kia Stonic SUV, the Kona will sit below the Santa Fe and Tucson in the company’s SUV line-up.

Hyundai’s new model is named after the Kona district on Hawaii. Hyundai claims the island’s projected lifestyle and image matches the car’s character.

From launch, two petrol engines will be available – a 118hp 1.0-litre unit and a more powerful 174hp 1.6-litre motor.

The former engine is expected to emit 119g/km of CO2, placing it in the 22% 2017/18 benefit-in-kind tax bracket, while the latter is expected to emit 169g/km of CO2.

A 1.6-litre diesel unit is due to arrive next summer, though no other information is available at this stage regarding its output.

Hyundai claims the Kona’s design makes it “expressive and powerful” with a front dominated by the large grille and large LED daytime running lights.

Inside, it features a head-up display and an 8in touchscreen media system, while the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity devices will be supported.

Standard safety kit, meanwhile, includes an autonomous emergency braking system, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist and driver attention alert.

“The Kona is not just another car among Hyundai’s established SUV range ? it is an important milestone of our journey to become Asian automotive brand number one in Europe by 2021,” said Thomas Schmid, chief operating officer at Hyundai. “With its true SUV genes, a progressive design and premium features, the Kona reflects the lifestyle of modern customers, enhancing the brand’s appeal and attracting new customers.”