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The Hyundai Kona small crossover is the first truly adventurous design from the brand since the Veloster. Under the body lies a pretty competent car that'll take sales away from the Mazda CX-3 and co. Deservedly so.
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LIST PRICE From $24,500
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
FUEL ECONOMY 6.7/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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ANCAP: Hyundai Kona Electric maintains 5-star rating in audit tests

ANCAP has released the results of audit crash testing it conducted on the Hyundai Kona Electric to verify manufacturer-supplied data for the electric crossover. The Kona Electric carried over the 2017-stamped five-star safety rating from its petrol-powered equivalent when it was released earlier this year...

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Electric and hybrid cars to no longer get the silent treatment

Australian authorities are poised to introduce new regulations that would force electric and hybrid cars to emit a sound at low speeds to alert vision impaired and distracted pedestrians. During a meeting of all state and federal transport ministers in Adelaide earlier this month, it was proposed that “all electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles install an Acoustic Alerting System”, and that a regulation impact statement be ready in “early 2020”...

2020 Hyundai Kona gets safety updates

Hyundai has given its hot-selling Kona crossover some welcome safety upgrades, making most features from the old $1500 SmartSense options pack on base Go and Active grades standard, in exchange for either a $500 price bump or an infotainment downgrade. Thus, every MY20 model gets a form of autonomous emergency braking...

2020 Hyundai Kona Hybrid priced from $40,100 in the UK

Hyundai Motor UK has announced pricing and specifications for the new 2020 Kona Hybrid, with the electrified crossover to start from £22,495 ($40,109) when it hits dealers next month. The company says the new variant is a demonstration of its "commitment to lowering vehicle emissions", with the Kona Hybrid emitting just 99g/km of CO2 (claimed) while sipping 5...

2019 Hyundai Kona recalled

Hyundai Australia has extended its recall for turbocharged versions of the Kona crossover, adding 1115 MY19-plated vehicles to a brake recall first issued in January. "During assembly the vehicles may not have had the front brake tube fitted correctly," Hyundai says in the recall notice. "The tube may come in contact with the exhaust system and the braking performance could be compromised...

Electric cars cheaper to run, but high prices still a problem: Study

Electric vehicles are cheaper to run than petrol or diesel cars, but their sticker prices are still too high for buyers to properly reap the benefits, according to a new study from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ). Although electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel on a per-kilometre basis, depreciation and the steep purchase price of pure-electric vehicles mean they're still pricier to own over five years...

Ohmie Go: Car sharing service aims to drive electric adoption

A new car-sharing service for the owners of Melbourne apartments is aiming to drive electric vehicle adoption in Australia. Residents in Melbourne's EQ Tower will be able to borrow a pair of Hyundai Kona Electrics hourly, or for an entire day. Although pricing hasn't been finalised, the starting rate will be $15 per hour, with no extra charge for distance covered...

2019 Hyundai Kona Hybrid revealed, 'under review' for Australia

Hyundai has expanded its Kona range once again, slotting the 2019 Kona Hybrid between the range-topping Electric and the regular petrol and diesel line-up. Power in the hybrid comes from a 1.6-litre petrol engine making 77kW and 147Nm, mated with a permanent magnet electric motor offering 32kW and 170Nm, hooked up to a 1.56kWh lithium-ion polymer battery...

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric updates announced - UPDATE

Hyundai Motor Europe has announced a set of running changes for the Kona Electric, which are set to come online before year's end. UPDATE, 13/5/19: Hyundai Australia has indicated the updates announced for the European market are "under study" for our region...