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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...

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Hyundai Kona Electric to be priced below $60,000
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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...


Poll: 2018 Toyota C-HR pips Kona in a photo finish
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Poll: 2018 Toyota C-HR pips Kona in a photo finish

Toyota's edgy C-HR crossover has beaten the Hyundai Kona by the barest of margins in our latest poll, winning 50.3 per cent of the 1200 votes recorded. If this was politics, the Hyundai would be demanding a re-count... Both the C-HR and Kona are fighting in the same segment, with angular styling and plenty of bright colours available to help style-focused buyers stand out...


Poll: 2018 Toyota HiLux facelift is on the money
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Poll: 2018 Toyota HiLux facelift is on the money

The fresh-faced 2018 Toyota HiLux SR and SR5 represent an improvement over the cars they replace, according to our latest Facebook poll. A handy 59 per cent of respondents favoured the new look, which has been inspired by the Rogue and Rugged special editions launched earlier this year. Along with its fresh face, the HiLux has gained a manual DPF regeneration switch for the second half of the year...


Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric, Veloster launch dates detailed
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Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric, Veloster launch dates detailed

Hyundai Australia has detailed its model rollout over for the coming months, including launch times for the new Ioniq, Veloster and Kona Electric. Kicking off proceedings will be the three-strong Ioniq family (top), set to go on sale in hybrid, plug-in and electric guises from October. Power in the Ioniq Hybrid comes from a 77kW/147Nm 1...


2019 Hyundai Kona pricing and specs
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2019 Hyundai Kona pricing and specs

Hyundai Australia has announced details of the updated 2019 Kona line-up, headlined by the addition of a cheaper new base grade, enhanced infotainment and price hikes of up to $3000 across the carryover range. For the first time in Australia, the Kona is available with an 8...


Hyundai Kona Ironman production car revealed for Comic-Con
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Hyundai Kona Ironman production car revealed for Comic-Con

Iron Man might drive an Audi R8, but that hasn't stopped Hyundai from trying to cash in on Tony Stark's popularity, revealing the production Kona Iron Man ahead of Comic-Con in San Diego. The new Kona Iron Man has a unique front-lighting signature, with a unique daytime-running light setup designed to match the face mask and eye shape of, you guessed it, Iron Man...


Small SUVs the fastest growing segment in 2018
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Small SUVs the fastest growing segment in 2018

Small SUV sales have bounced back after a quiet 2017. This segment of jacked-up hatchbacks was the fastest-growing across the market to the end of June, up 30.4 per cent. Small SUVs own 11.9 per cent market share, equating to 72,269 sales across 24 brands competing for audience attention and money...


Hyundai Kona adds diesel option in Europe, not for Oz
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Hyundai Kona adds diesel option in Europe, not for Oz

Hyundai Motor Europe has expanded its powertrain offerings for the Kona small SUV, bringing a new diesel option, along with a front-wheel drive variant for the existing 1.6-litre turbo petrol. The diesel comes from Hyundai's new Smart Stream engine family, claiming to offer "improved real-life fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions"...


2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander review
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2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander review

A compact SUV or a sports SUV? It's hard to tell with the impressive Kona, but its finest features could also be the thorn in its side.


Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles
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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
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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...


EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE
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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
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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...


2018 Hyundai Kona Electric revealed
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2018 Hyundai Kona Electric 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
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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...


2018 Hyundai Kona Active review
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2018 Hyundai Kona Active review

While the base Hyundai Kona is a competitive offering in the small SUV segment, you can't help but draw comparisons to the related i30 hatch.


2018 Hyundai Kona Active v Nissan Qashqai ST
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2018 Hyundai Kona Active v Nissan Qashqai ST

People are drawn to small crossovers for various reasons. Some want extra height and practicality compared to a regular hatchback, while others are drawn to the distinctive design and point of difference. The 'funky' Hyundai Kona from Korea, and the practical UK-made Nissan Qashqai, may nominally be rivals, but they go about the business of being small SUVs quite differently...


MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating
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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'...


Hyundai Australia interested in more electric vehicles, potential for Kona EV
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Hyundai Australia interested in more electric vehicles, potential for Kona EV

Hyundai Australia says it would be interested in taking on additional electric vehicles if and when they become available, with the Ioniq EV showing strong demand from the market. With pictures of the brand’s small SUV being tested in electric form, likely to be known as Kona EV, it’s apparent the South Korean brand is actively working on additional electric vehicles...