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Hyundai Kona review

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It’s fair to say What Car? is looking more like What Small SUV? of late. The British public can't get enough of them and car manufacturers are only too happy to jack up the traditional hatchback in search of sales.

The Hyundai Kona fits the brief perfectly. Although it doesn’t look like one, it’s best to think of it as a raised i20, Hyundai’s small car. That makes it very much a small SUV and a rival to models such as the Kia StonicSeat Arona and Citroën C3 Aircross.

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The cheapest version is powered by a 118bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine and has a six-speed manual gearbox, but there's also a 175bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol with a seven-speed auto ’box and four-wheel drive. In terms of diesel, a 1.6-litre unit is available with 113bhp or 134bhp.

So has Hyundai done enough with the Kona to lead the small SUV charge? And which engine and trim makes the most sense? Read our full review to find out.

Be sure to check out our latest deals if you decide to buy a Kona – you might be surprised by how much you can save.

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Trims
There are 6 trims available for the Kona hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
S
Entry-level S trim gets you 16in alloy wheels, air-con, cruise control, electric front...
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SE
SE trim gets an impressive 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, as well as 17in alloy...
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Premium
Mid-spec Premium gets you 18in alloys, climate control, keyless entry and start, as wel...
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Premium SE
Premium SE adds extra safety kit, such as blindspot detection and rear cross-traffic al...
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Premium GT
Premium GT is only available with the range-topping 1.6 petrol engine and gets a safety...
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