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Hyundai Kona

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The Hyundai Kona is a small SUV/crossover that was launched in 2017, and shares its platform with the Kia Stonic. An updated version is due to arrive in UK showrooms in early 2021.

The Kona is currently available with a choice of petrol and hybrid power, with the diesel models being dropped in 2019. Hyundai also sells the Kona Electric, which we have covered in a separate report as it is substantially different from this regular model.

The Hyundai Kona has received mostly average to good reviews from the UK motoring media, with very consistent scores from different sources. It has received praise for its value for money and decent specification, but criticism for its driving dynamics and overall quality compared to rivals.

Key specifications

Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, hybrid
Price: From £17,305 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2017
Last updated: Winter 2020/21
Replacement due: TBA

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MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2017

87%

ADULT OCCUPANT

85%

CHILD OCCUPANT

62%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

60%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Hyundai Kona has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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