Hyundai Kona (2017–)

Model History

June 2017

Hyundai launches Kona

The Kona offers the choice between two turbocharged, small-displacement petrol engines. A 1.0-litre T-GDI with a 6-speed manual transmission and 120PS as standard and a high-power 1.6-litre T-GDI with 177PS with and Hyundai’s self-developed 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and four-wheel drive.

In the summer of 2018, Hyundai will be launching its next generation of efficient 1.6-litre diesel powertrains for the Kona, also available with 6-Speed MT or Hyundai’s efficient, direct-responding 7DCT with optional four wheel drive.

For the first time in a Hyundai, the Kona's new head-up display projects relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight. An optional eight-inch infotainment system integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features, supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system comes with a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services, offering updated information in real time: weather, traffic, speed cameras and online searches for points of interest.

Another Hyundai first in the Kona is Display Audio. Passengers have the option of switching their smartphone’s content on to the system’s seven-inch display via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With this function they can use the phone's built-in navigation capabilities, make phone calls, dictate messages or listen to their favourite music. The system provides entry-level customers with more accessible connectivity.

An optional wireless inductive charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones allows passengers to charge their smartphones conveniently on the move.

With its wide (1800 mm) and low stance (1550 mm), the KONA has 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels (tyre size: 235/45R18). The Kona is also available with 17-inch alloy wheels (tyre size: 215/55R17) as well as 16-inch (tyre size: 205/60R16) alloy and steel wheel.

This low and wide stance is further supported by its length of 4,165 mm and a wheelbase of 2,600 millimetres.

Ten exterior colours can be combined with two roof designs for a total of twenty colour combinations. The roof and exterior mirrors are available in Phantom Black or Dark Knight (dark grey). The exterior colours available for the Kona are Phantom Black, Chalk White, Lake Silver, Dark Knight, Pulse Red, Tangerine Comet, Acid Yellow, Blue Lagoon, Ceramic Blue and Velvet Dune (light grey).

Inside, the optional heated steering wheel provides warmth and comfort even in the coldest weather, while a smart key and push-button ignition allows the driver to turn the vehicle on and off with the simple touch of a button. The Kona'ss power seats have an 8-way electric adjustment and 2-way lumbar support system, which provides optimised seating positions for passengers of diverse physiques. The front seats moreover feature a 3-step ventilation system for a convenient ride in hot weather conditions.

Storage trays and 1.5 litre bottle holders in the doors have been integrated for maximum convenience. The Kona offers good front-seat legroom, with 1,054 mm and 880 mm for passengers in the rear. Luggage space totals 361 litres and foldable rear seats (60:40 split) allow passengers to load extra-sized cargo that would normally not fit in the rear cargo space. With the seats folded flat, the KonaA offers 1143 litres of space

1.0 T-GDI

Type

Kappa 1.0 T-GDI, 12-valve MLA, DOHC, three cylinder in-line

Capacity

998 cc

Bore x stroke

71 x 84.0 mm

Compression ratio

10.0

Power

120 PS (88 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

172 Nm @ 1,500~4,000 rpm

Maximum speed (km/h)

181 km/h

0-100 km/h (seconds)

12.0

CO 2 combined (g/km)*

119 (target value)

Fuel Consumption combined (l/100km)*

5.3 (target value)

1.6 T-GDI

Type

Gamma 1.6 T-GDI, 16-valve MLA, DOHC, four cylinder in-line

Capacity

1,591 cc

Bore x stroke

77 x 85.44 mm

Compression ratio

10.0

Power

177 PS (130 kW) @ 5,500 rpm

Torque

265 Nm @ 1,500~4,500 rpm

Maximum speed (km/h)

205 km/h

0-100 km/h (seconds)

7.9

CO 2 combined (g/km)*

169 (target value)

Fuel Consumption combined (l/100km)*

7.3 (target value)

Dimensions (mm)

Exterior

Overall length

4,165

Overall width

1,800

Overall height

1,550
1,565 (with roof rack)

Wheelbase

2,600

Front overhang

845

Rear overhang

720

Ground clearance

170

October 2017

Hyundai Kona prices announced

S trim level also features air conditioning with rear air vents in the centre console, automatic headlamps with LED positioning lamps and LED daytime running lamps. Convenience features on S trim includes standard cruise control with speed limiter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and electric front and rear windows. DAB and Bluetooth connectivity features as standard throughout the Kona range, with the S featuring a 5-inch LCD centre console display, 6 speakers, USB and AUX connections and steering wheel controls for audio, telephone and cruise control operation. A drivers supervision instrument cluster with 3.5-inch LCD multifunction screen rounds off the S trim level.

Model

Fuel Type

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

Recommended On The Road Price

P11D Value

S 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual

Petrol

117

£16,195.00

£15,980.00

SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual

Petrol

125

£17,495.00

£17,280.00

Premium 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual

Petrol

125

£18,795.00

£18,580.00

Premium SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual

Petrol

125

£21,195.00

£20,980.00

Premium GT 1.6 T-GDi 177PS 7 speed DCT 4WD

Petrol

153

£24,995.00

£24,440.00

July 2018

Kona diesel goes on sale

The newly developed 1.6 CRDi engine comes as the 115PS 6 speed manual 2WD or 136PS 7 speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) 2WD.

Prices will start from £19,750 for the KONA SE 1.6 CRDi 115PS 6 speed manual, with external features including 17-inch alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, door handles and wing mirrors, as well as rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light.

Model

Fuel Type

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

VED Band

Recommended On The Road Price

SE 1.6 CRDi 115ps

Diesel

111

G

£19,750.00

SE 1.6 CRDi 136ps 7DCT

Diesel

114

G

£21,050.00

Premium 1.6 CRDi 115ps

Diesel

112

G

£21,050.00

Premium 1.6 CRDi 136ps 7DCT

Diesel

114

G

£22,350.00

Premium SE 1.6 CRDi 115ps

Diesel

112

G

£23,450.00

Premium SE 1.6 CRDi 136ps 7DCT

Diesel

114

G

£24,750.00

January 2019

Kona Iron Man edition launched

Priced from £27,995 and designed in collaboration with Marvel, the Kona Iron Man features matte grey and “red armour” exterior paintwork, bespoke Iron-grip dual-tone 18” alloy wheels and Iron Man emblems on the front wings and puddle lamps. The bonnet has been redesigned for the Kona Iron Man Edition, featuring a red bonnet bezel with Marvel logo.

The Iron Man theme continues on the inside. The leather seats feature red stitching and piping and the heated and ventilated front seats are embossed with the STARK Industries logo and Iron Man image on the backrests. Upon start up, the standard KRELL Premium audio system and supervision instrument cluster both display the Iron Man eyes during system check. The instrument cluster and tachometer also feature the STARK Industries Arc Reactor as the background graphics, as does the leather wrapped and red stitched gear lever. The Iron Man theme is rounded off by a dashboard signature from Tony Stark.

June 2019

Hyundai Kona self-charging hybrid announced (like KIA Niro):

Technical specifications

Engine

Type

KAPPA 1.6 ATKINSON GDI

Displacement

1,580 cc

Bore x stroke

72 X 97 mm

Compression ratio

13.0

Power

105 PS @ 5,700 rpm

Torque

147 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

Electric Motor

Type

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Maximum Power (kW/PS)

32 kW / 43.5 PS

Maximum Torque (Nm)

170 Nm

Battery

Type

Lithium-Ion Polymer

Capacity (kWh)

1.56 kWh

Power Output (kW)

42 kW

Voltage (V)

240 V

Performance

Maximum speed

100mph

0-to-60mph acceleration (seconds)

11.0 (16’’ wheels) / 11.4 (18’’ wheels)

Fuel consumption combined (mpg)

72.43 (16”) / 65.69 (18”)

CO 2 combined (g/km)

90 (16”) / 99 (18”)

Transmission

Automatic

6-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

Gear ratios

KAPPA 1.6 ATKINSON GDI / 6 DCT

1 st

3.867

2 nd

2.217

3 rd

1.371

4 th

0.930

5 th

0.956

6 th

0.767

Reverse

5.351

Final drive

4.188 / 3.045 (1ST-4TH / 5TH - Reverse)

Suspension and damping

Front

Macpherson Strut Type with Gas shock absorbers

Rear

Multi-link Type with gas shock absorbers

Steering

Type

Rack & Pinion

Gearing

2.5 turns lock-to-lock

Turning radius

5.3 metres (minimum)

Overall Steering Gear Ratio

13.4


Brakes (all models)

Front (Diameter)

305 mm

Rear (Diameter)

284 mm

Assistance

ABS+ESC STD (+FCA)

Wheel type

Tyres

16-inch alloy wheels

205 / 60R16

18-inch alloy wheels

225 / 45R18

Exterior (mm)

Overall length

4,165

Overall width

1,800

Overall height (with roof rack)

1,550 (1,565)

Wheelbase

2,600

Ground clearance

170

Front overhang

845

Rear overhang

720

Wheel tread (front) (16’’ / 18’’)

1,575 / 1,563 / 1,559

Wheel tread (rear) (16’’ / 18’’)

1,584 / 1,572 / 1,568

Interior (mm)

First row

Second row

Head room

(With/Without sunroof)

1,005 (965)

961

Leg room

1,054

880

Shoulder room

1,410

1,385

Hip room

1,355

1,326

Capacities (litres)

Fuel tank (litres)

38

Luggage (l VDA)

V211(544) / V213(361) / V214(1,1143)

Weight

Kerb weight (kg)

(in running order without driver)

1,376 ~ 1,453

Maximum Payload

427 ~ 504

Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)

1,880

August 2019

Hyundai Kona Play special edition announced

Priced from £18,355, the Kona Play builds on the SE with 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and metallic or pearl paint. It's equipped with the 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine combined with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Customers have a choice of seven colours, with no additional charge for metallic or pearl paint finishes. Colour choice includes Acid Yellow, Blue Lagoon, Chalk White, Lake Silver, Phantom Black, Pulse Red or Tangerine Comet.

August 2019

Hyundai Kona Hybrid prices announced

Hyundai has announced the pricing and specification details for the new Kona Hybrid, which is on sale from the 30th September.

The new Kona Hybrid takes its drivetrain from the Ioniq Hybrid, with the Kappa 1.6 GDi Atkinson Cycle combustion engine working with the 1.56kWh battery and 32kW motor to deliver a maximum hybrid system power of 141PS and 265Nm to the front wheels, via a 6 speed dual clutch transmission. New Kona Hybrid takes the multi-link rear suspension from the Kona Premium GT models, while owners looking for increased practicality can now combine hybrid power with a towing capacity of up to 1300kg.

From £22,495, the Kona Hybrid SE includes climate control, an electric parking brake and steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles. Exterior changes include 16” wheels of a design bespoke to the hybrid model and Blue Drive badging to the wings and tailgate. Interior changes for the hybrid model include white accents around the air vents and gear lever surround, as well as accompanying white stitching to the seats. Kona Hybrid SE also features a number of key items found in the non-hybrid model including the 7” touchscreen audio system with standard subscription free Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto™, rear parking sensors with camera and standard Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA). Customers will also have the option to specify the SmartSense™ 1 safety pack that includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian & cycle recognition and Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop and go function.

The Kona Hybrid Premium, from £24,295, continues with features such as the KRELL premium sound system, keyless entry with stop/start button, privacy glass, wireless charging for compatible mobile devices, automatic windscreen wipers and front fog lamps. For hybrid models, the Premium trim adds the 10.25” touch screen navigation system with Bluelink® connectivity and 18” wheels with a unique design. The SmartSense™ 2 safety pack which includes AEB, SCC with stop and go function, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) that displays the current speed limit to the driver on the instrument cluster and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is available as an option.

The top of the range Kona Hybrid Premium SE models start from £27,195 and offer LED headlamps with High Beam Assist (HBA), LED rear lamps and AEB as standard. These features are all in addition to the specification of non-hybrid Premium SE which includes leather seat trim with white stitching for hybrid models, heated, ventilated and electrically operated front seats and head up display. Standard BSD with RCTA is also available alongside AEB at Premium SE trim level, with the SmartSense™ 3 safety pack giving customer the additional option of SCC with stop and go function, LFA and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) that also displays the current speed limit to the driver on the head up display as well as instrument cluster.

Customers for Kona Hybrid have a choice of 8 colours, Galactic Grey (pearl) is a no cost option finish, with Chalk White (metallic), Tangerine Comet (pearl), Blue Lagoon (metallic pearl), Pulse Red (metallic pearl), Lake Silver (metallic pearl), Phantom Black (pearl) and Acid Yellow (metallic pearl) being a £565 option.

All Kona Hybrid models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.

What does a Hyundai Kona (2017) cost?

List Price from £18,210
Buy new from £15,575
Contract hire from £180.80 per month