Hyundai Kona 2.0 TGDi N 5dr DCT Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£35,395
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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The Kona N comes as standard with 19in alloy wheels, electronically controlled bucket seats, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, heated door mirrors, heated steering wheel, keyless entry, 10.3in digital driver display, 10.3in touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, built-in sat nav and wireless phone-charging.

The Kona N’s 2.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine creates 276bhp and plenty of shove. Hyundai says that takes it from 0-62mph in just 5.5seconds and it certainly feels like it. It’s not quite as responsive as the Puma ST’s engine low down, with a moment of lag (while the turbocharger starts to spin up) when you put your foot down, but feels faster when it comes alive. By 3,000rpm it is really pushing you into your seat.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

32.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

361

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

194

g/km

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