The new Hyundai Kona 1.0L Turbo model is now available in the UK car market. See below for more details!
The new Hyundai The most affordable first-generation Kona costs £23,650, or dollars at current exchange rates. For the all-new model, Hyundai lists a road price of £25,725 ($ 29,410) equivalent to R$145,429.
The hybrid is also more expensive, now retailing at £30,025 ($ 37,340) versus £26,335 ($ 32,750), with R$184,642 for the former and R$161,945 for the latter. Pricing information for the all-electric variant will be announced later this year. For future reference, the new Hyundai Kona Electric is currently priced at £32,450 ($ £40,350) in this part of the world.
No fewer than 12 purely internal combustion engine variants of the new Hyundai Kona are available in the UK so far, six of which come with a manual transmission. These are joined by four hybrid variants that rock a dual-clutch gearbox instead of a continuously variable transmission, as is the case with most HEVs.
Regarding the standard items, the list starts with a 1.0-liter three-pot turbo that produces a respectable 120 ps (118 hp) and 172 Nm. Upgrading to the optional seven-speed DCT brings the peak torque rating to 200Nm, although peak torque is 500 rpm later at 2k versus 1.5k rpm.
There's no all-wheel drive option, which means you'll find a torsion bar in the back. The hybrid features a more refined multi-link configuration, which is shared with the all-electric model.
The Kona is also available with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged mill that offers the same kind of power and torque with the six-speed manual or 7-speed DCT transmission. Makes 198 feet (195 hp) and 265 Nm
Advance is what the base trim level is called, and British customers get a lot of things completely as standard. 17-inch alloys for purely internal combustion variants and 18 for hybrid variants.
And not around here! It also has front and rear skid plates, height adjustment for the front seats, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and windshield wipers, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror are just a few of these features.
Finally, the new Hyundai Kona has a cruise control for the manual, smart cruise control for the dual-clutch tranny, parking sensors for forward and reverse, keyless entry, rear view camera, two 12.3-inch screens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto practically close the deal. Not bad for the most basic specs available, right?