Hyundai Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium 5dr DCT Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £26,755What Car? Target Price£24,888
Review

The hybrid version has low CO2 emissions on its side, but otherwise the Kona is outclassed by the many other small SUVs available to choose from at this price. The Ford Puma is more fun, the T-Roc more comfortable and the Skoda Kamiq more practical.

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Adds plenty of kit to that you get with entry-level SE Connect trim, including bigger alloys and a larger 10.3in touchscreen infotainment systems. The price jump is too big for us to recommend Premium trim, though.

Powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine paired with an electric motor, which together pump out up to 139bhp. The boost from the electric motor is available from a standstill, giving nippy acceleration away from the mark, and you can actually drive on electric power alone at low speeds for very short distances. 


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

374

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

114

g/km

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