Hyundai Kona 100kW Premium 39kWh 5dr Auto [10.5kW Charger] Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £35,000What Car? Target Price£34,313
Review

With decent performance, palatable running costs and an easy-to-use infotainment system, the Kona range has much in its favour. However, while the Kona Electric impresses with its hot-hatch acceleration and competitive range between charges, the petrol-engined models are shown up by the hybrid’s lower running costs. Rival small SUVs have more interior space, too, so the Kona struggles to stand out in its class.

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Mid-spec Premium gets you 18in alloys, climate control, keyless entry and start, as well as wireless smartphone charging, but it’s a fairly big jump in price from SE.

This 39 kWh battery is only available on the all-electric Kona EV. It produces 134bhp and sees the entry-level Kona EV accelerate from 0-62mph in an entirely respectable 9.7 seconds. A claimed range of 180 miles should also be enough for most drivers, but if you plan on owning a Kona EV as your only car, we would recommend stepping up to the larger 64kWh with its impressive 278 mile range.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.7 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

332

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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