2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6 CRDi 115 verdict

As if petrol and electric versions of the Hyundai Kona weren't enough, there's...

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Doug Revolta
03 July 2017

2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6 CRDi 115 verdict

At £2000 cheaper than the diesel, we'd still opt for the 1.0-litre petrol engine as our pick of the range within the Kona line-up. You'd need to travel an awful lot of miles to make up the premium the diesel commands.

However, if you must have diesel power in your small SUV, the unit offered in the Kona is good but doesn’t make up for the car’s other shortfalls in practicality and ride comfort compared with its rivals. So, we would still recommend the diesel versions of the Arona and Stonic instead.

Price-wise, the diesel Kona undercuts the Arona but is more expensive than the Stonic. CO2 emissions and claimed fuel economy are very close among the trio, with the Arona marginally offering the best set of numbers. Given that the Arona is our small SUV of the year, its diesel variant is the best of its kind.

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Hyundai Kona 1.6 CRDi 115 SE

Price £19,750 Engine 4cyl, 1598cc, diesel Power 113bhp at 4000rpm Torque 207lb ft at 1500-2750rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 10.7sec Top speed 114mph Official economy 47.1mpg CO2, tax band 111g/km, 27%