The Kona comes in three equipment levels; Active, Active with Safety Pack, Elite and Highlander. Each has a choice of the 2.0-litre engine and front-wheel-drive powertrain, or the more costly 1.6-litre turbo all-wheel-drive.
The least costly Active specification includes 16-inch wheels, cloth seat trim, leather appointed steering wheel and gear knob, and the features available in all Konas.
Paying around $1500 more for an Active with Safety Pack brings these features along with Hyundai SmartSense driver assistance technology. SmartSense's key feature is Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), which provides visual and audible warnings if detects a potential collision with a car or pedestrian and automatically stops the vehicle if the driver doesn’t respond in time. Other active safety features
include: blind spot collision warning; rear cross traffic alert; lane keeping assist; driver attention warning, which detects erratic driving behaviour.
The Elite comes with Hyundai SmartSense as standard and gains you leather on the seats (there is a mix of real and fake leather).
Dual-zone climate control allows you to set different temperatures for each side of the cabin.
Wheel diameter grows an inch to 17 inches, and the correspondingly lower profile tyres look sportier and sharpen the steering slightly. You also get keyless entry and push-button start, front fog lights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, a luggage net and power folding, heated side mirrors.
The Elite also differs externally with carbon grey side skirts and wheel arches, and a rear metallic skid plate.
Going for a Kona Highlander brings high beam assist, which automatically dims when sensing vehicles ahead, to the Hyundai SmartSense package.
The Highlander also gains power adjustment for the front seats, heating and ventilation to both front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a head-up display that lets you see your speed and other driving information on the windscreen.
Other extras include longer lasting LED headlights, front indicators and tail lights, auto-dimming mirror, a wireless charging pad for your phone and sportier 18-inch wheels.