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2018 (18) Hyundai KONA 1.0T GDi Blue Drive Premium 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" touch screenBluetooth system
Cruise control + speed limiterDigital clock
Digital instrument clusterDriver alert system
Lane keep assistNavigation system
Parking system with rear camera and guidance systemPAS
Rear parking sensorSmartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Smartphone wireless charging plateWindscreen washer level indicator

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioKrell premium audio system with 8 speakers and subwoofer
RDS radio with MP3 playerSteering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlightsAutomatic windscreen wiper control
Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surroundDoor mirror integrated indicators
Electric front/rear windows with drivers one touch/anti-trapElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front fog lightsLED brake lights
LED daytime running lightsPrivacy glass
Rear spoilerRoof rails
Silver skid platesSolar glass with windscreen shade band
Towbar preparation 

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket in centre console60/40 split folding rear seat
Centre interior lightClimate control air conditioning
Cloth upholsteryDoor scuff plate
Driver and passenger front seat pocketsDriver's electric adjustable lumbar support
Driver's seat height adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Front interior lightFront/rear adjustable head restraints
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Leather steering wheel and gear knobLuggage compartment lighting
Luggage compartment undertrayLuggage hooks
Luggage netMetal paint door handles
Parcel shelfRear centre console with air vents
Sunglasses holder 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS
Childproof rear door locksCurtain airbags
Downhill Assist Control (DAC)Driver/Front Passenger airbags
EBD + Brake AssistElectronic stability control
Fasten seatbelt reminderFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm/immobiliserDeadlocks
Folding keyKeyless entry and start
Locking wheel nutsRemote central locking

Wheels

18" alloy wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)125Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC998Compression Ratio10.1:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)44.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power120
Coin DescriptionGDi Blue DriveCoin SeriesPremium
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0710E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %62
NCAP Safety Assist %60Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12Engine Power - BHP120
Engine Power - KW88Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT127
Engine Torque - MKG17.5Engine Torque - NM172
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed112

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/45 R18Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1565Length4165
Wheelbase2600Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2070 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1775
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1116Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)334
Max. Loading Weight542Max. Roof Load80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600
Minimum Kerbweight1233No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Hyundai Kona

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

'You drive it. You define it.' That's how Hyundai wants us to view this car, their small Kona SUV. If you like cars of this kind, you're probably going to like this one because it ticks all the usual boxes in terms of style and fashionability. How will it fare on the used market in its standard forms though? Here, we're going to look at the 2017-2020-era pre-facelift versions of the mainstream combustion-engined first generation models and try and find out.

History

Unlike most of its rivals, Hyundai didn't just base this Kona on the platform of an existing supermini at this model's original launch in 2017. Mindful of the fact that this chassis would also need to undergird a full-electric version (launched in 2018), more bespoke underpinnings were developed, initially for a range which offered customers a choice of 1.0-litre and 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engines (the latter with 4WD) and a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. The diesel was quickly dropped, replaced by a 1.6-litre full-Hybrid petrol model. The conventional 1.6-litre petrol variant with its 4WD option didn't last long either. Which explains why if you want a combustion-powered version of this pre-facelift 2017-2020-era Kona, it'll almost certainly have either a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine (by far the most likely) or a 1.6-litre full-Hybrid petrol unit. And it's virtually certain to have front wheel drive. The full-battery Kona Electric model was launched in 2018, with a choice of 39kWh or 64kWh battery packs. The entire Kona range was completely updated in late 2020, but it's the pre-facelift models we look at here.

What You Get

A car of this kind has to evoke a reaction from you: that's part of the point of it. The Kona should do that, with its muscular toning, sensuous surfaces and high-contrast fender cladding. It all combines to make this little SUV seem a little more serious in its intent than some of its rivals - which actually isn't far from the truth. Most competitors in this segment are merely stylised versions of the existing superminis they're based upon. The Kona in contrast, is one of the few contenders in the class boasting its own purpose-built SUV platform - which is why it's one of the only ones that can be engineered to offer the option of all-electric power. At the wheel, the driving position isn't especially commanding but the cabin feels of decent quality. On plusher models with leather trim, it could be colour-personalised too, with highlights surrounding the gearshift, the starter button and the air vents, plus the chosen colour is also replicated into the seat stitching - and rather unusually, onto the seatbelts too. Infotainment is also well taken care of, most variants getting an 8-inch 'Display Audio' centre-dash colour touchscreen, your interface for controlling satellite navigation, the DAB audio set-up and a package of 'TomTom LIVE' media connectivity services. You can also connect in your handset using the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone mirroring systems. And in the rear? Well it's in this part of the car that you're likely to be most keenly reminded that you've bought an SUV based on a supermini-sized chassis, rather than that of a family hatchback. As it turns out, it's not too bad in the back for the carriage of two folk, providing they're not especially lanky of leg. If they are, then compromises will be need to made by the front seat occupants in order to be able to accommodate them. Let's finish with a few words on boot space. The tailgate is light to lift and reveals a 361-litre luggage area. Push forward the 60/40 split-folding rear seat and you'll reveal a relatively flat loading floor with as much as 1,143-litres of total fresh air if you load to the roof.

What to Look For

Generally, most Kona customers seemed very happy with their cars. However, in our ownership survey, we came across a number of issues. One owner advised potential future buyers to always take a test drive at night to check the headlights. The non-LED ones are dim and yellow. Also, moisture can accumulate in the non-LED headlights, plus in the daytime running lights, the fog lamps and the rear combination lamps. Another owner reported that when driving at over 40mph, the vehicle wandered to the left and right without driver input. Another owner had an issue with faulty vehicle speed control with an auto model - the vehicle inexplicably lurched forward when parking and the airbag activated. Other owners reported rubbing and grating noises from behind the wheel; look out for those on your test drive. A gear in the steering system may be the cause. There have also been reported issues with the blind spot collision warning system cutting down, the BlueLink media set-up not working correctly, the cruise control not operating properly and the forward collision warning system disabling itself during use. Otherwise, it's just the usual things for an SUV of this type. Check all the media tech on your test drive - and the workings of the navigation system to see if it's been kept up to date. Check the touchscreens and Bluetooth connectivity. Check the lupholstery for cuts and stains. And inspect the alloy wheels for kerbing damage. Check all the electrical functions too. And insist on a fully stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Kona 1.0 T-GDi - Ex Vat) Front brake pads sit in the £38-£100 bracket; rear pad sets are around £50. Front brake discs sit in the £177-£228 bracket; rear discs are around £141. A pollen filter is around £9-£14. A thermostat is around £27. A wiper blade is in the £11-£50 bracket. An oil filter is around £3-£8.

On the Road

On the move, it's probable that likely buyers will approve of the attributes that Hyundai has prioritised here - refinement, ease of use and the way the company's light but accurate 'Motor Driven Power Steering' system makes the car so easy to precisely place on the road, whether you're in town or threading your way at speed through corners on the open road. Engine-wise, most buyers choose this car with Hyundai's well-regarded 120PS 1.0-litre T-GDi turbo petrol powerplant, a relatively frugal unit capable of 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and 125g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures). Like the mainstream alternative 115PS 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, this powerplant comes only with 6-speed manual transmission and 2WD. As an alternative, Hyundai offers a couple of higher-powered petrol and diesel variants that can be had only with a DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and an on-demand 4WD system. Choose between a 136PS version of the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. Or a 177PS 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol unit. Going for the 4WD set-up not only gets you an on-demand traction set-up that'll provide extra off road grip. It also means your Kona will come fitted with more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension, with improves the slightly firm ride that characterises lesser variants on poorer surfaces. The final derivative in the range is an all-electric version that offers something new in his segment, powered by a 64kWh battery that claims to be able to deliver a fossil fuel-free driving range of over 210 miles.

Overall

Until the arrival of this Kona, cars of this kind had been all about style over substance. Which was fair enough, given that to be what most buyers in the SUV 'B'-segment wanted. We'd been waiting for one though, with a depth of design that might enable a model of this sort to do a bit more - and Hyundai couldn't resist the opportunity to provide it. So does this car have what it takes to stand out on the used market? Well most agree that it's been styled to do so - which in this segment is half the battle. It's also reliable, well built and well-equipped. You might feel that it's difficult to ask more of a used B-segment SUV than that; and we'd struggle to disagree.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£315.45
Deposit£249
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate5%
Cash price£14,998
Credit amount£14,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6817.50
Total amount payable£18,108.25
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge3.6p per mile
Representative APR9.9%
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Glasgow Alexandra Parade Hyundai

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