The Hyundai Kona is a five-door, five-seat small SUV debuting on the brand's fresh small SUV platform.
Still in its first generation and awaiting a facelift in 2021, the HyundaiKona debuted in Australia in 2018 and is also known as the Kauai and Encino overseas.
It's priced above the Hyundai Venue SUV at just over $24,000 and sits below the larger Tucson and Santa Fe offerings, which places it against cars like the Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V.
The Hyundai Kona offers two choices of engine, each with a unique transmission and drivetrain. The 2.0-litre non-turbocharged petrol is offered with an automatic and drives only the front wheels, while the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol is all-wheel drive and uses a more efficient dual-clutch transmission.
Specification and equipment varies among a number of model grades including Go, Active, Elite and Highlander, while the full-electric Kona is offered only in the Elite and Highlander trim given it's the range topping model.
Safety wise, the Kona comes with camera-based Forward Collision Assist as standard on base Go trim, as well as Lane Keep Assist. There's also a rear-view camera that activates a single reverse light. A step up to the Elite trim buys you options like Blind Spot Collision warning, a Smart Key, premium audio and leather seats.
What fuel does a Hyundai Kona use?
The Hyundai Kona 2.0-litre and 1.6-litre engine exclusively run on petrol, suitable for a minimum of 91 RON. They also are rated to suit E10.
How is the electric Hyundai Kona different to the petrol models?
The electric Hyundai Kona is significantly more expensive than the petrol models, while its single electric motor driving the front wheels also more produces more torque than the petrol variants.