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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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Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles

The Lexus LC500, Volvo XC40, and Hyundai Kona have won prizes in the Automotive and Transport category of the Good Design Awards. Sitting atop the tree in exterior design was the LC500, which won the first-ever Best Exterior Design Award for Automotive and Transport, after being described as a "stunning vehicle in every regard" by the judging panel...

Hyundai Kona N under development, yet to be approved - UPDATE

Albert Biermann, head of Hyundai's N performance sub-brand, has confirmed his engineers are working on a Hyundai Kona N prototype. Bierman informed AutoExpress, “I’ve told them to build the car and we’ll see what happens with getting it approved". The former BMW engineer noted the Kona N will have the same front-wheel drive drivetrain as the i30 N hot hatch, including its 2...

2018 Ward's 10 Best Interiors List announced

Forty new or significantly upgraded interiors were nominated and tested for the 2018Ward's Auto best interior list, with American vehicles taking three spots, two hailing from Europe, and five from Asia. Again a sizeable proportion of the winners are luxury models, but mainstream vehicles were represented by the Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Equinox, and Toyota Camry...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

Hyundai Kona Electric coming late 2018/early 2019, long-range the priority - UPDATE

UPDATE: News story now updated with preview video from the 2018 New York motor show. Hyundai Australia says the hotly-anticipated Kona Electric should be touching down locally late this year, or early in 2019. According to the company, our compact electric SUV will be sourced from Korea when it arrives...

The week's top news stories: March 4

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...

CarAdvice podcast 92: Live from Waverley Nissan!

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Mike Stevens are live from Waverley Nissan for our first local outside broadcast! In car news, a sweep of German models get a 5-star ANCAP rating, the 2019 Toyota Corolla has been confirmed for Geneva, Mazda 3 pricing and specs have been announced, and we cover the compulsory Takata recall...

2018 Hyundai Kona EV revealed

Hyundai has unveiled its pure-electric Kona EV overnight, with up to 150kW of power and a 470km range. The battery-powered compact SUV will be offered in two trim levels: short- and long-range. In short-range guise, the car is powered by a 99kW/395Nm electric motor, good for a 9.3 second sprint to 100km/h and 167km/h flat out. It draws on a 39...

Hyundai Kona Electric will join Ioniq EV in Australia, within a year

Hyundai is poised to offer not one, but two battery electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia before the end of 2018: the (already confirmed) Ioniq hatchback and the recently announced Kona Electric. While the company won’t yet go on record regarding the Kona crossover EV’s Australian future bar the vague line “under review”, sources inside HMCA tell us it’s actually a lock, with an ideal launch time in the fourth quarter of the year priced somewhere around the $50k mark...

CarAdvice podcast 84: Your suggestions for our 2018 makeover!

For the last episode of the year, Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and Mike Costello. Topics covered in car news this week include the reveal of the Tesla-rivalling NIO ES8 SUV. Also unveiled were the Jeep Cherokee facelift, Honda Insight in Prototype form, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500...

MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10.46 out of 16 for the frontal-offset test, which saw insufficient inflation of the passenger's airbag, causing the dummy to 'bottom out'...