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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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FUEL ECONOMY 6.7/100km
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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has launched its second EV, the Kona Electric, which sits above the Ioniq and gives the company ammunition to become the local leader in semi-affordable, pluggable vehicles. The Kona Electric wears a starting sticker price of $59,990 before on-road costs in Elite spec level: $10,000 pricier than the Nissan Leaf and $15,000 more than a base Ioniq...

Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition on sale from $39,990

Hyundai Australia has announced pricing and specification for the limited-run Kona Iron Man Edition "arriving in showrooms soon" priced from $39,990 before on-road costs. Based on the flagship all-wheel drive Highlander, the Kona Iron Man Edition picks up a swag of bespoke features inspired by the Marvel superhero, loosely based on the concept vehicle shown at the Kona's debut a couple of years ago...

Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition confirmed for Australia, here Q1 2019

Hyundai Australia has confirmed the Kona Iron Man Edition will be headed to local showrooms in the coming months, following its initial reveal at Comic-con last July. Just like the model detailed for the UK last month, Australian-delivered Iron Man Editions will feature matte grey exterior paint with Iron Man red exterior accents and contrasting roof, unique bumpers and 18-inch alloy wheels, along with Iron Man emblems and badging scattered around the exterior...

2019 Hyundai Kona hybrid spied inside and out

The Hyundai Kona crossover is available with both traditional internal combustion engines, and a fully electric drivetrain, so it makes sense an in-between version is also in the works. According to the photographers from our spy agency, the prototype seen here was filled up at a petrol station, but drove away in electric-only mode...

2018 Hyundai Kona recalled

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall for turbocharged versions of the 2018 Kona crossover over concerns vehicles could experience compromised brake performance. The Korean brand reports a manufacturing issue may have caused the front brake tube to have been fitted incorrectly, which could come into contact with the exhaust system...

Hyundai Kona EV, Kia e-Niro range downgraded

The long-range Hyundai Kona EV has had its range downgraded on the WLTP test cycle, after the company discovered its external test agency hadn't followed the correct test procedure. Kia last week downgraded the range of its e-Niro for the same reason. The re-rating means the 39kWh Kona is rated for 289km instead of 300km, while the 64kWh model is officially good for 449km rather than the 470km initially promised...

Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Kona Electric top real-world range tests

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric have begun rolling out across the company's export markets, and new tests from the UK have seen the Korean EVs perform strongly in terms of real-world range. Britain's What Car? recently announced the results of its 'Real Range' tests for electric cars currently available in the UK, complementing the firm's existing 'True MPG' tests for combustion-powered vehicles...

Electric vehicles: Jaguar, Audi, Hyundai call for greater incentives, infrastructure support

A trio of car manufacturers have put the call out for better buyer incentives on electric vehicles Down Under, citing nations like Norway as a guide for encouraging the technology's rollout. Jaguar, Audi and Hyundai all suggested perks for buyers of electric vehicles – things like free registration, lower tolls or priority lanes on busy roads, along with the oft-requested tax breaks – would encourage battery-electric uptake locally, where market share is currently around 0...

Hyundai scoops three IDEA design awards

Hyundai has won three silver International Design Excellence Awards, with the Kona, Nexo and Santa Fe all recognised for their design. The awards, run by the Industrial Design Society of America, recognises quality design across 20 categories – along with automotive and transport, there are awards for technology, innovation and social responsibility...

Hyundai Kona Electric to be priced below $60,000

The Hyundai Kona Electric will launch in Australia early next year, and the Korean brand has declared that while it won't be a price leader, the brand has very strong targets. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the updated Tucson, Hyundai Australia product planning manager, Andrew Tuitahi, said that the company is working hard to get the pricing right...

CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...