Kona Highlander front

Hyundai Kona Pricing and Specifications Announced


Hyundai Kona to be available in three trim levels, with prices starting from $27,000 drive away 

Hyundai’s new urban warrior, and Toyota C-HR rival, the Hyundai Kona SUV, has gone on sale, with the prices kicking off at $27,000 drive away.

Four trim levels are available: the base Active, Active Safety Pack, the mid-spec Elite and the flagship Highlander.

The highlights in the Active include: six airbags, a 7” multimedia screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reversing camera, tyre pressure monitoring and rear parking sensors.

Step up to the Kona Active Safety Pack and you get blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and autonomous emergency braking as well as powered and heated mirrors.

The Kona Elite gets all of the above but adds leather, climate control, push button start, 17” inch wheels and carbon grey exterior highlights.

The Kona Highlander completes the range with heads up display, heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, a front parking assist system and LED lights front and back.

All models are equipped with Hyundai Autolink, which allows drivers to monitor the status of their car from a comprehensive app on their phone. If the app detects an issue, it can even dial Hyundai Customer Care.

Hyundai has made no secret that the Kona is aimed at hip, young, inner urban buyers. If they opt for an Elite they have bright red or yellow interior highlights, which include the seatbelts, stitching and gearshift boot.

On some models are available with contrasting body and roof paint schemes for even great customisation.

Two drivetrains will be available across the range – choice, again – there’s a 2.0 litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that develops 110kW at 6,200rpm and 180Nm at 4,500rpm and is mated to a conventional six-speed automatic that sends power to the front wheels. Average fuel consumption for the 2.0 litre models is 7.2 litres per 100 kilometres.

The other drivetrain choice on offer – which sounds considerably tastier– is Hyundai’s tried and tested 1.6 litre turbo four-cylinder that produces 130kW at 5,500rpm and 265Nm of torque from between 1,500rpm and 4,500rpm. The turbo engine is mated to Hyundai’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that delivers grunt to all four wheels. The official combined fuel consumption figures for the turbo version is 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres.

As per all new Hyundai models, the suspension has been tuned by Hyundai’s local tuning arm, so the Hyundai Kona should soak up Aussie city streets without any dramas.

The Hyundai Kona range is on sale now.

 Hyundai Kona Pricing

Engine Drivetrain Active Active with Safety Pack Elite Highlander
2.0 MPi Petrol 6 speed automatic


$24,500 $26,000 $28,500 $33,000
1.6 T-GDi Petrol 7 speed DCT


$28,000 $29,500 $32,000 $36,000
Option Pricing Active Active with Safety Pack Elite Highlander
Premium paint $595 $595 $595 $595
Two tone roof $295 $295


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