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Pricing and spec: Hyundai Kona hybrids and new N Line trim

All 2021 Kona models will feature hybrid technology, with emissions on the mild hybrid range starting from 135g/km – CO2 values on full hybrid models are expected to be published soon.   

The 2021 Kona range starts from £21,060 on-the-road for the Kona SE Connect 1.0 T-GDi 48-volt MHEV. The new N Line specification is available from £23,590 on-the-road.

The Kona is equipped with Hyundai’s 1.0-litre T-GDi Smartstream petrol engine with 48-volt mild hybrid technology and six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT).

Hybrid versions of the Kona are equipped with a Kappa 1.6-litre GDI petrol four-cylinder engine and an electric motor linked to a 1.56 kWh lithium ion polymer battery pack. Transmission is via a six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (6DCT).

First seen in the new i30 and the all-new i20, the iMT’s clutch operates electronically, decoupling the engine from the transmission after the driver releases the accelerator, saving fuel by switching off the engine and activating ‘coasting’ mode.

The engine restarts in the same gear as soon as the driver presses either the brake or the accelerator pedals, thanks to the power provided by the mild hybrid starter generator.

The Kona range starts with the SE Connect, priced from £21,060 on-the-road and comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door mirrors, LED daytime running lights, roof rails and rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light.

All models in the new Kona range are equipped with a range of new or enhanced safety and driving assist features.

The new Kona N Line trim starts at £23,590 (on-the-road) and features front- and rear-end styling and 18-inch alloy diamond-cut wheels.

In contrast to other Kona models, the entire front bumper and the wheel-arch claddings are in body colour. Instead of a rugged front skid plate there is an N-style aerodynamic lip with corner fins.

At the rear there are LED lights, and a large central aerodynamic diffusor in a contrast colour. For the cabin, the new N Line Kona has red stitching, metal pedals, and N logos on the gear shift and on the seats.

Compared to the entry-level SE Connect, in place of air conditioning there is climate control and an automatic dimming rear-view mirror, automatic windscreen wipers, USB ports for rear-seat occupants, rear parking sensors, interior ambient lighting and electronic folding mirrors.

The centre console display increases from 8-inch to 10.25-inch and incorporates Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with Mapcare and Live Services. 

Also added is Hyundai’s Bluelink (free-of-charge for the first five years) – a smartphone app-based connected car service that enables drivers to carry out a number of different functions whilst away from their vehicle, including remote central locking activation and vehicle parked location information.

The sound system is also upgraded to Krell Premium Audio with eight speakers, external amplifier and subwoofer.

The enhanced Kona range goes on sale in the UK from January 18, 2021.



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