The highly-anticipated second-generation version of the Hyundai Kona has now arrived in
Australia with a larger and chunkier body adding extra cabin space, together with
upgraded safety, security and convenience features.

The addition of a hybrid variant gives MY2024 Kona the widest range of powertrains in its
small SUV segment: 2.0-litre naturally naturally-aspirated or 1.6-litre turbo petrol engines,
1.6-litre petrol/ electric hybrid (HEV) and fully electric (EV) with standard or extended

The petrol variants are available now with the hybrid and EVs to arrive later in the year. All
will have the option of Hyundai’s sporty N Line pack.

The design of the new Kona has a distinct EV focus with thin seamless LED light bars that
spans the entire width of the vehicle at both the front and the rear. It’s looks brilliant and is
sure to attract plenty of attention.

Other styling features include bold sculpted wheel arch cladding that incorporates the
headlights and tail lights. The style does vary depending on the powertrain.

The sporty N Line package N Line adds optional black side mirrors and roof, wing-type
spoiler, more aggressive front and rear designs with wing-shaped bumper to emphasise a
lower stance, distinctive 19-inch alloys, twin muffler and silver side skirt.

Specifically, new Kona is 175mm longer, 25mm wider and 20mm taller, with a 60mm
longer wheelbase than the outgoing first-gen model.

The outputs from the two petrol variants are unchanged at 110 kW and 180 Nm from the
2.0-litre and 146 kW / 265 Nm from the 1.6-litre turbo. The new hybrid will have a
combined 104 kW and 265 Nm.

Interior upgrades include dual 12.3-inch panoramic display screens, a Digital Key 2 Touch,
full Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC).

Safety features include seven airbags including one in the front centre side to minimise
injuries between the front occupants.

Hyundai’s SmartSense safety package includes Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision-
avoidance Assist, Forward Attention Warning, Blind Spot View Monitor and Collision-
Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit
Assist, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Parking Collision-Avoidance,

When parking, a Surround View Monitor (SVM) displays the vehicle from various
viewpoints for safe and easy parking. Parking is further helped by front, rear and side
parking sensors, Parking Distance Warning, and Remote Smart Parking Assist.

Kona Electric will have an estimated 490km (WLTP) range.

Extra features will include EV-specific design elements, including frunk storage, active air
flaps, interior and exterior Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) outlets, together with Head-up Display
(HUD), i-PEDAL driving mode, Smart Regenerative Braking, electronic-Active Sound
Design (e-ASD) and an Eco Package.

We’ll provide additional details, including pricing, of the Kona EV closer to its arrival in Q4

Kona 2.0 MPi: $32,000
Kona 2.0 MPi N Line: $36,000
Kona 2.0 MPi Premium: $39,500
Kona 2.0 MPi Premium N Line: $42,500
Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid: $36,000
Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid N Line: $40,000
Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium: $43,500
Kona 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium N Line: $46,500
Kona 1.6 T-GDi AWD: $40,000
Kona 1.6 T-GDi Premium AWD: $46,500
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your
local Hyundai dealer for drive-away prices.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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