Hyundai Kona 150kW Premium 64kWh 5dr Auto [10.5kW Charger] Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Hyundai Kona 2019 RHD front cornering
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RRP £39,150What Car? Target Price£38,380
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 64kWh electric motor is only available on the all-electric Kona EV. With 201bhp the 64kWh Kona EV can accelerate from 0-62mph in a hot hatch rivalling 7.6 seconds. However, when it comes to electric cars, performance isn’t just about how quickly you can speed up; it’s about how far you can get between charges. In our Real Range tests, the Kona Electric managed 259 miles, which is roughly on a par with the Kia e-Niro (our 2019 Car of the Year) and a lot farther than the Leaf or e-208 can manage. Impressive.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

332

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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