Buyer’s Guide to the Hyundai KONA

Buyer’s Guide to the Hyundai KONA

We take a look at the funky South Korean crossover and see what is on offer with the model.

The crossover market is one of the most crammed at the moment, and Hyundai’s KONA sits in the compact end of the segment.

Introduced in 2017, customers are able to choose from conventionally-powered options, as well as an all-electric version that was introduced last year.

But what else does the model have to offer? We take a look…

Hyundai Kona

What power options are available?

Hyundai provides three power units with the standard KONA – two petrol and one diesel engine. The entry-level 1.0-litre turbo petrol develops 118bhp and 172Nm of torque, offering a 0-60mph time of 11.8 seconds and fuel economy of a claimed 51.4mpg. On the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol unit, drivers can access 174bhp and 265Nm of torque to get from 0-60mph in 7.7 seconds – with it paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard. The 1.6-litre diesel comes in two states of tune – 113bhp and 134bhp – with the latter solely paired with a seven-speed automatic.

On KONA Electric models, Hyundai offers a choice two battery packs – 39kWh and 64kWh. The former only allows for up to 180 miles and is teamed to a 134bhp motor, while the larger 64kWh pack is paired to a 201bhp motor that can deliver 279 miles on a single charge.

What specifications are there?

Hyundai offers the KONA in five trim levels – S, SE, Premium, Premium SE and Premium GT – with standard features including 16-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers and mirrors, air conditioning, LED daytime running lights, cruise control with speed limiter, a five-inch infotainment touchscreen with Bluetooth, DAB radio, a multifunction steering wheel and multiple safety assists.

Further up the trim levels, the KONA can be fitted with leather seat facings, larger touchscreen displays larger alloy wheels, LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, parking sensors, rear camera, a head-up display, smartphone connectivity and a wireless charging pad.

Hyundai Kona

How much does the KONA cost?

Pricing for the entry-level KONA starts from £17,100, which gets you the S model with the 1.0-litre 118bhp petrol engine. For the top-end Premium GT that comes with all the trimmings, prices start from £25,645.

In terms of the electric model, prices start from £27,250 including the government’s plug-in incentive – with the top-spec Premium SE version starting from £35,145.

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