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2021 Hyundai Kona Night Edition launches in the US, Australia to 'study' its performance

Hyundai has released a blacked-out 'Night Edition' of its popular Kona crossover SUV in the United States, with the brand's Australian arm revealing it's considering similar special editions locally. The limited-run model lands in US showrooms from September 2020 and brings mostly aesthetic updates, with Hyundai jumping on the bandwagon of manufacturers offering top-selling models with sportier, all-black trim packs...

Hyundai Kona electric car clocks up 100,000 sales globally

The Hyundai Kona electric compact SUV has passed 100,000 sales globally, two years after it arrived in showrooms. The pure-electric car clocked up exactly 103,719 sales as of June 30, 2020 – as is on its way to the first 1000 deliveries in Australia – according to figures supplied by Hyundai...

2020 Hyundai Kona price and specs: small SUV gets a price bump

Hyundai's small SUV, the Kona, has had a price rise, with all variants except the entry-level Go seeing a bump of around $260-$650 each. "There was a 1 per cent increase across the range – excluding Kona Go," a Hyundai spokesperson confirmed to CarAdvice. There were no specification changes in line with the price hike...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Hyundai Kona N due in July with 2.0-litre turbo, all-wheel drive - report

Hyundai’s first performance SUV – the Kona N – may not be as far away as originally anticipated, according to a new report. Online publication The Korean Car Blog claims the sporty version of the compact Kona SUV will make its Korean debut in July, powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as Australia’s i30 N...

CarAdvice Podcast: CX-30 v Kona, and Honda rules out leaving Oz

On the podcast this week is Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor. Also, Toyota's hybrid cars are breaking Australian sales records, pricing revealed for the Mazda MX-30, and the 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been teased...

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...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

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...

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...