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Hyundai Kona review

£17,240 - £40,895
Published: 18 Mar 2021


What should I be paying?

Thanks to inflation and electrification, the Kona range no longer starts below the £20,000 mark. The base spec SE Connect mild-hybrid with the smallest 17-inch wheels comes with a very respectable amount of equipment and now begins at £21,060 in the UK.

If we’re sticking with the standard Kona, N Line trim is next up with its sporting touches and a starting price of £23,590. As previously mentioned, that brings the larger 10.25-inch infotainment screen – although if you’re a regular Apple CarPlay user it’s worth noting that only two-thirds of the larger screen is used when your phone is connected and Hyundai hasn’t thought to programme in any shortcuts or useful links along the side. Shame.

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The next step up the Kona ladder is Premium trim at £23,660. That includes heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and front parking sensors, whereas top spec ‘Ultimate’ Konas (£25,960) also get heated rear seats, LED headlights and a sunroof as standard. Not bad, right?

Kona Hybrid prices begin at £23,750 for the 16-inch wheeled SE Connect and then head up to £26,550 for the Premium and a slightly worrying looking £29,050 for the Ultimate. There’s no Hybrid N Line, for the one person that might have been wondering.

As ever, all Konas get plenty of active safety features and all will come with Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty and a roadside assistance package.

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