BUDGET PRICED HYUNDAI KONA

Hyundai_Kona-two_modelsHyundai is in the midst of launching a series of ‘Go’ models, these being vehicles with less standard gear at appreciably lower prices.

The latest Hyundai Go is the Kona. It’s no stripper, having 7.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, USB charging, reversing camera, automatic headlights and roof racks. However it runs on 16-inch steel wheels.

Kona Go is powered by the same 110 kW 2.0-litre engine driving through a six-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels. It is priced at $23,500 to which on-road charges have to be factored in.

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A 130kW 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive is optional on the Kona Go. Its recommended price is $27,000, again without on-road costs.

Safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS); and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

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As well as introducing the Kona Go, Hyundai Australia has refreshed the others in the Kona range. The 2019 Kona Active, Elite and Highlander now have an 8.0-inch screen that provide access to satellite navigation, and feature a Krell eight-speaker premium audio.

There’s a power operated glass sunroof for 2019 Kona Highlander. In an interesting move you can specify the Highlander without the sunroof and instead have a Phantom-Black two-tone roof as a no-cost option. A smart marketing move as two-tone vehicles are starting to make a comeback.

MODEL RANGE
Go petrol: $23,500 (automatic)
Go diesel: $27,000 (DCT)
Active petrol: $25,500 (automatic)
Active diesel: $29,000 (DCT)
Elite petrol: $29,500 (automatic)
Elite diesel: $33,000 (DCT)
Highlander petrol: $35,500 (automatic)
Highlander diesel: $39,000 (DCT)
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Hyundai dealer for drive-away prices.

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