Hyundai Kona

 hyundai kona

KONA HATCHBACK - 1.0T GDi Blue Drive S 5dr



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£16,496 

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Hyundai's Kona has set its sights on small supermini-based SUVs in the Juke and Captur segment and now offers enticing hybrid and all-electric options. Jonathan Crouch reports


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
KONA HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi Blue Drive S 5dr
PETROL
£16,496.00
KONA HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITIONS
1.0T GDi Play Edition 5dr
PETROL
£17,546.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi Blue Drive SE 5dr
PETROL
£17,796.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi Blue Drive Premium 5dr
PETROL
£19,096.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi Blue Drive Premium SE 5dr
PETROL
£21,496.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 5dr DCT
HYBRID
£21,756.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 5dr DCT [Smart Sense Pack]
HYBRID
£22,306.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium 5dr DCT
HYBRID
£23,536.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium 5dr DCT [Smart Sense Pack]
HYBRID
£24,486.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.6T GDi Blue Drive Premium GT 5dr 4WD DCT
PETROL
£25,461.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium SE 5dr DCT
HYBRID
£26,436.00
KONA HATCHBACK
1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium SE 5dr DCT [Smart Sense Pk]
HYBRID
£26,836.00

Ten Second Review

Hyundai fills a conspicuous gap in its model range with this Kona, a little SUV aimed at the many supermini-based models now populating the smaller part of the quickly-growing Crossover segment. It's more extrovertly styled than you might expect a Hyundai to be and ticks all the right boxes in terms of efficiency, safety and media connectivity.

Background

There are advantages to turning up late to any party. The 'event' in question in this case is the quickly growing market for small supermini-based SUVs, a segment that manufacturers like Nissan and Renault have been enjoying vast sales in for most of the last decade. Other volume brands were left on the back foot and it's taken them some time to catch up. That's changing now and the model we're going to look at here, Hyundai's Kona, is just one of a whole series of models seeking to make inroads in this potentially profitable segment. This contender was originally launched in the Autumn of 2017 in petrol form but more recently, hybrid variants and an all-electric version have been added to the range. It all creates a pretty complete small SUV. Let's find out why.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
117
CO2 (g/km)
124
CO2 (g/km)
124
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
147
Engine and Drive Train
Engine Code
K2
Cylinders
3
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
12
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
71
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
84
CC
998
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
47.1
EC Urban (mpg)
42.8
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
60.1
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
57.6
EC Combined (mpg)
54.3
EC Combined (mpg)
50.4
WLTP - MPG - Low
37.7
WLTP - MPG - Low
39.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium
46.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium
47.9
WLTP - MPG - High
50.4
WLTP - MPG - High
52.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
40.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
42.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb
44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb
45.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
6.2
General
Generation Mark
1
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
9E
Coin Series
S
Coin Description
GDi Blue Drive
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
5
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
5
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Service Interval Mileage
10000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Timing Belt Interval Mileage
160000
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
120
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
85
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
62
NCAP Safety Assist %
60
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
120
Badge Engine CC
1.0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Safety Concerns?
False
Performance
Engine Power - KW
88
Engine Power - RPM
6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
127
Engine Torque - NM
172
Engine Torque - RPM
1500
Engine Power - BHP
120
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
12
Top Speed
112
Engine Torque - MKG
17.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Rear
205/60 R16
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Front
205/60 R16
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase
2600
Length
4165
Width
1800
Width (including mirrors)
2070
Height
1550
Weight and Capacities
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
361
No. of Seats
5
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
50
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
600
Max. Loading Weight
542
Max. Loading Weight
552
Minimum Kerbweight
1233
Minimum Kerbweight
1223
Gross Vehicle Weight
1775
Max. Roof Load
80
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1143
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.6
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Driving Experience

Kona buyers get a choice between two petrol engines. The entry-level 1.0-litre T-GDI three-cylinder turbo is borrowed from the i30 and puts out 120PS and 175Nm of torque. It's manual only, using a six-speed box, and drives through its front wheels only. The other unit on offer is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder variant with 175PS, available only with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto box and the only derivative in the Kona line-up offered with 4WD. This top petrol model can make 62mph from rest in just 7.9 seconds on the way to 127mph flat out. For the 1.0 T-GDI, the figures are 12.0s and 112mph. There are 2WD-only petrol hybrid alternatives too, using a 1.6-litre petrol unit with a 105PS power output, electrified assistance and a 7-speed dual clutch auto transmission. There's also an all-electric version, available in either a base 39kWh/135PS form or an uprated 64kWh/204PS guise. Hyundai claims a driving range of up to 300 miles. Small Crossovers in this class need to be able to offer fun, agile handling, something Hyundai says is delivered in the Kona thanks in large part to an advanced multilink rear suspension system - though this is only fitted to higher-output models. Lesser-powered versions get the kind of cheaper torsion beam rear set-up that features on less advanced rivals. There's also an 'Advanced Traction Cornering Control' package to improve traction and damping in bends.

Design and Build

Aware that it was late launching a model into the smallest sector of the SUV segment, Hyundai felt the need to make a bold statement with the design of this car. Hence the aggressive body styling with its two-tone roof, unusual twin headlamps and distinctive 'Cascading' front grille. Short rear overhangs and a low roofline add to the purposeful silhouette, plus contrasting exterior accents and standard-fit roof bars inject a bit of all-important SUV flavour. Inside, there's a cabin you can colour co-ordinate in a choice of different shades and lots of the switchgear is borrowed from the company's i30 family hatch. Plusher models get a floating 8-inch screen at the top of the dash. Lesser models get a 7-inch set-up. Either way, the infotainment package is compatible with the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' systems. A head-up display is being offered for the first time in a Hyundai and audiophiles can opt for a thumping Krell stereo system. As for practicalities, well the Kona is a little longer than a rival Nissan Juke, something that really tells in terms of back seat space. Plus there's a 361-litre boot that you can extend in size to 1,143-litres when the 60:40 split-folding rear backrest is flattened.
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