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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
10

How do you charge an electric car at home?

Electric cars and all of their many acronyms have been buzzwords for some time now, but for the vast majority who don’t own or have never driven one, they remain a somewhat mystifying modern marvel. Sure, price and misconceptions around electric vehicle range figures are definitely affecting electric vehicle (EV) popularity, but for many buyers it’s more that the logistics of charging them are one big question mark...

Hyundai VelosterRaptor N 'Type R killer' and Kona concepts revealed

Hyundai has unveiled two further concepts it will have on display at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas later this month: the VelosterRaptor N and Kona Ultimate. VelosterRaptor N concept Created in conjunction with Bisimoto Engineering, the VelosterRaptor N concept builds on the Veloster N, which isn't sold Down Under...

Why don't Australians buy more EVs?

Driving range, price, and limited knowledge of the available choices are three major impediments to improving battery-electric vehicle (EV) take-up in Australia. That’s the quick and unsurprising summary of a market survey from analytics firm Nielsen, called Caught in the Slow Lane, Australian Adoption of Electric Vehicles...

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2021 Hyundai Kona N spied

Photographers have snapped the first images of a development prototype for the upcoming Hyundai Kona N at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Here we can see a base Kona body atop what looks like some of the mechanical running gear of the i30 N hot hatch – namely the wheels, brakes and exhaust system poking out from the crossover's skin...

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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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...