Hyundai Kona 1.6T GDi Blue Drive Premium GT 5dr 4WD DCT Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £27,870What Car? Target Price£26,091
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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Premium GT is only available with the range-topping 1.6 petrol engine and gets a safety pack as standard that brings automatic emergency braking, a head-up display and full LED headlights with high-beam assist. It's too pricey to recommend, though.

If you want more performance, there's always this 175bhp 1.6-litre turbo. This version of the Kona gets four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox as standard and can crack 62mph from a standstill in less than eight seconds. It's too pricey to recommend, though.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

334

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

189

g/km

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