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Hyundai Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid Ultimate 5dr DCT Hybrid Hatchback

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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Electric front/rear windows with drivers one touch/anti-trap, Electronic stability control, Wireless phone charging pad, Driver attention warning, Phone connection with apple carPlay and android auto, Auto dimming rear view mirror...

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MPG

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Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

A little surprisingly, there aren't many full-hybrid small SUV crossovers on the market - just conventional models, mild hybrids and full-electric contenders. But Hyundai has noted the success that Toyota's C-HR has had in providing a full-hybrid option in this segment and in response, has used the engineering first seen in the Kia Niro to bring us this Kona Hybrid model, now lightly revised.

Background

The Kona small SUV, named after the island of Hawaii's Kona district, has proved to be one of Hyundai's strongest-selling models. It was first launched in 2017 with a range of petrol and diesel engines, then a full-electric battery-powered EV version joined the range in 2018. A year later, the CRDi diesel powerplants in the line-up were replaced by the far more eco-conscious variant we're going to look at here, the Kona Hybrid, a petrol/electric derivative using much of the engineering already seen in the company's frugally-focused IONIQ model. This Kona Hybrid was then lightly facelifted in late 2020 to create the car we're going to look at in this report. We ought to clarify the terminology here. 'Hybrid' is a word bandied about quite a bit these days, but very often at present, it designates 'mild hybrid' technology, the sort of thing you get in a lesser 1.0-litre Kona - and elsewhere in this class for instance in a Ford Puma, which sees a normal combustion engine only very marginally electrified by a tiny battery positioned under the rear seat. Full-Hybrid engines are very different and, unlike mild hybrids, can switch to full-electrification in city motoring. Toyota's C-HR and Kia's Niro are the only other brands currently offering such a thing in the small SUV segment.

Driving Experience

The Kona Hybrid takes its drivetrain from the proven IONIQ Hybrid, using a Kappa 1.6 GDi Atkinson Cycle combustion engine working with a 1.56kWh battery and a 32kW motor to deliver a maximum hybrid system power of 141PS and 265Nm to the front wheels, via a 6 speed dual clutch transmission. That torque output isn't quite as much as was generated by the diesel version being replaced here, but it's not too far off. This model's little electric motor draws its energy from a lithium-ion polymer battery, but it's only 1.56kWh in size, so definitely not of the plug-in variety. As for performance, well 62mph from rest takes 11.6s en route to a 115mph maximum. This mildly electrified Kona model takes its more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension from the top variant in the petrol Kona range, the 1.6-litre 'Premium GT' derivative. And it can offer a towing capacity of up to 1300kg. On the move, you notice a somewhat rough, coarse note to the GDI petrol engine under harsh acceleration - it's one of Hyundai's older units. But lift off and refinement reigns supreme, perfectly complementing the light but accurate 'Motor Driven Power Steering' system that makes the car so easy to precisely place on the road, whether you're in town or threading your way at speed through corners on the open road. To improve traction and damping through those bends, there's also an 'Advanced Traction Cornering Control' package. Plus there's a 'Sport' mode to sharpen throttle response and give the steering a little more weight.

Design and Build

It's difficult to distinguish a Kona Hybrid from a conventional petrol model, but brand loyalists will perhaps note 16 or 17-inch wheels of a design bespoke to the hybrid model and the special 'Blue Drive' badging used on the wings and tailgate. Otherwise, the exterior looks are as with any other ordinary Kona SUV, so you get the useful package of exterior updates recently applied to this facelifted model. The Kona was always quite a bold looking small SUV: well, it's even bolder now, the facelift update package adding protective cladding panels at the front, while enhanced upper daytime running lights now flank fluted inlets at the front of the bonnet. Updated alloy wheel designs feature and at the rear, the re-styled tail lights feature horizontally-stretched graphics, plus there's a smarter bumper too. As before, short rear overhangs and a low roofline add to the purposeful silhouette, plus contrasting exterior accents and standard-fit roof bars inject a bit of all-important SUV flavour. In its dimensions, this updated Kona is 40mm longer than the previous version, giving it a more sleek and dynamic look to balance out its wide, strong visual stance. Inside, the cabin gains a revised centre console and there's a higher quality feel thanks to the addition of fresh colours and materials, plus careful use of ambient lighting. An electronic handbrake switch is now standardised. The centre-dash infotainment screen is now much bigger - 10.25-inches in size - and can now be ordered optionally in AVN form with a split-screen function and multiple Bluetooth connections, plus the brand's latest suite of 'Bluelink' telematics - and there are extra voice recognition features too. Either way, the infotainment package is of course compatible with the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' systems. As for practicalities, well there's space for a couple of adults in the rear to sit reasonably comfortably. Plus there's a 374-litre boot that you can extend in size to 1,156-litres when the 60:40 split-folding rear backrest is flattened.

Market and Model

There are three Kona Hybrid trim levels - 'SE Connect', 'Premium' and 'Ultimate', with pricing pitched from around £23,500 to just under £29,000. To give you some perspective, that's around £2,700 more than you'd pay for an equivalently specified Kona with the brand's more conventional milfd hybrid 1.0 T-GDi 120PS petrol engine. You can't have that conventional 1.0-litre model with an auto gearbox though. If you could, the price difference to this Hybrid variant would obviously be much narrower. Whichever Kona Hybrid derivative you go for, equipment levels are pretty generous. Even the base 'SE Connect' variant comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door mirrors, LED daytime running lights, roof rails and rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light. Inside there is manual air conditioning, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, electric windows front and rear, a 10.25-inch Driver's Digital Supervision Instrument Cluster, a USB port, automatic activation for the headlights, plus an 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio with rear-view camera and Smart Device Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All models in the Kona range are equipped with a range of enhanced safety and driving assist features for added peace of mind. For example, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA) alerts the driver if they do not react fast enough when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving. Another is Lane Following Assist (LFA), which automatically adjusts steering to assist the driver to keep in the centre of the lane. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection (FCA) is now standard. Rear Seat Alert (RSA) alerts the driver if someone or something is in the back seat when they go to exit the vehicle. In addition, all Kona models are now available with eCall, a feature which automatically alerts emergency services if the airbags are deployed or the e-Call button is pushed.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the figures. In base 'SE' form, this Kona Hybrid manages 57.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle - and 112g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. Go for the 'mid-range Premium' model with its larger 17-inch wheels and those figures fall to 56.5mpg and 114g/km. To give you some range perspective on those figures, a conventional 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol-powered mild hybrid 120PS Kona model manages 47.1mpg and 135g/km of CO2. Insurance on the Kona Hybrid is rated at group 13E - but falls to group 11E on the top 'Ultimate' model thanks to its extra camera safety kit. As for servicing, well your Kona will need a garage visit once a year or every 10,000 miles, whichever comes sooner. If you want to budget ahead for routine maintenance, there are various 'Hyundai Sense' packages that offer fixed-price servicing over two, three or five-year periods. You can pay for your plan monthly and add MoTs into the three or five year plans for an extra fee. A strong buying incentive is the five year unlimited mileage warranty that comes as standard. It's backed up by breakdown cover that last the same length of time and free annual vehicle health checks over this duration.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Dive blue
  • Solid paint
  • Leather - Black

Body Glass

  • Electric front/rear windows with drivers one touch/anti-trap
  • Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
  • Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
  • Solar glass with front door glass and windscreen shade band
  • Windscreen auto defog function
  • Rear wiper

Brakes

  • Electronic stability control
  • EBD + Brake Assist
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Downhill brake control
  • Electric parking brake
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Traction control

Communication

  • Wireless phone charging pad
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Roadside assistance

Driver Aids

  • Driver attention warning
  • Rear cross traffic collision avoidance (RCCA)
  • Leading vehicle departure alert (LVDA)
  • Safe exit warning (SEW)
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Lane keep assist
  • Front parking sensor
  • Parking system with rear camera and guidance system
  • Smart cruise control with stop and go functionality
  • Highway driver assist
  • Intelligent speed limit warning
  • Lane follow assist
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist
  • Forward collision assist with pedestrian monitoring and cycle detection
  • PAS

Driver Information

  • Phone connection with apple carPlay and android auto
  • Head up Display
  • Windscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicator
  • eCall emergency call system
  • 10.25" touchscreen centre console display satellite navigation with live services and mapcare
  • Driver supervision instrument cluster with 10.25" LCD display
  • Digital clock

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Door mirror integrated indicators
  • Power folding door mirrors

Entertainment

  • RDS and Digital DAB
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
  • Front and rear USB ports
  • Krell premium audio system with 8 speakers including external amplifier and subwoofer

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Rear skid plate - silver
  • Rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light
  • Painted anthracite body garnish
  • Electric tilt/slide glass sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Body colour bumpers

Exterior Lights

  • Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • LED rear lights
  • Positioning Lights - LED
  • Front fog lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Air conditioning climate control

Interior Features

  • 12V power outlet in front console
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear centre console with air vents
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Door scuff plate
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
  • Metal paint effect interior door handles
  • Leather upholstery
  • Luggage net
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Luggage hooks
  • Parcel shelf
  • Driver and passenger front seat pockets

Interior Lights

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Front interior light
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Centre interior light

Safety

  • Fixed 3 point for second row centre passenger seatbelt
  • Fasten seatbelt reminder
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Airbags - front, front side and curtain airbags
  • Rear seat alert
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts

Seats

  • Heated rear seats
  • Adjustable head restraints
  • Isofix rear child seat fastenings
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Driver's seat electric lumbar support
  • Driver's seat electric adjustments
  • Front passenger's seat electric adjustments
  • Vertical adjustment rear head restraints
  • Heated front seats

Security

  • Deadlocks
  • Folding key
  • Smart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button
  • Alarm/immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking

Transmission

  • 6 speed dual clutch transmission

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

  • 18" alloy wheels

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.3
  • Engine Power - BHP 141
  • Engine Power - KW 104
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5700
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 195
  • Engine Torque - NM 265
  • Engine Torque - RPM 4000
  • Top Speed 100

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