Hyundai Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE Connect 5dr DCT Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £23,955What Car? Target Price£22,798
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.

Stick to entry-level SE Connect trim because, as well as keeping the price down, you relatively small alloy wheels to stop the ride from becoming too uncomfortable. You also get air-conditioning (climate control with the Hybrid), dusk-sensing headlights and cruise control, as well rear parking sensors and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system.

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. 


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

374

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

112

g/km

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