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2021 (21) Hyundai KONA 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium 5dr DCT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" touchscreen centre console display satellite navigation with live services and mapcareBluetooth connectivity
Digital clockDriver attention warning
Driver supervision instrument cluster with 10.25" LCD displayeCall emergency call system
Forward collision assist with pedestrian monitoring and cycle detectionFront parking sensor
Intelligent speed limit warningLane follow assist
Lane keep assistLeading vehicle departure alert (LVDA)
Parking system with rear camera and guidance systemPAS
Phone connection with apple carPlay and android autoRear parking sensor
Roadside assistanceSmart cruise control with stop and go functionality
Windscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicatorWireless phone charging pad


Front and rear USB portsKrell premium audio system with 8 speakers including external amplifier and subwoofer
RDS and Digital DABSteering wheel mounted audio/phone controls

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensorBody colour door mirrors and handles
Door mirror integrated indicatorsElectric front/rear windows with drivers one touch/anti-trap
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Halogen headlightsLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsPainted anthracite body garnish
Positioning Lights - LEDPower folding door mirrors
Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgateRear skid plate - silver
Rear spoiler with integrated LED brake lightRear wiper
Roof railsSolar glass with front door glass and windscreen shade band
Windscreen auto defog function 

Interior Features

12V power outlet in front console60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable head restraintsAir conditioning climate control
Ambient lightingCentre interior light
Cloth upholsteryDoor scuff plate
Driver's seat electric lumbar supportDriver's seat height adjustment
Driver/passenger front seatback pocketsDriver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Front interior lightFront passenger seat manual adjustments
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knobLuggage compartment lighting
Luggage hooksLuggage net
Metal paint effect interior door handlesParcel shelf
Rear centre console with air ventsSunglasses holder
Vertical adjustment rear head restraints 


Trailer wiring package - Kona 

Passive Safety

Airbags - front, front side and curtain airbagsAnti-lock brake system (ABS)
Childproof rear door locksDownhill brake control
EBD + Brake AssistElectric parking brake
Electronic stability controlFasten seatbelt reminder
Fixed 3 point for second row centre passenger seatbeltFront seatbelt pretensioners
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist control (HAC)
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRear seat alert
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system


Folding keyLocking wheel nuts
Remote central lockingSmart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button


18" Alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh1.56Battery TypeLithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb114

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1580Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72Cylinders - Stroke (mm)97
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium4.2WLTP - MPG - Comb56.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High46.3WLTP - MPG - High62.8
WLTP - MPG - Low61.4WLTP - MPG - Medium67.3


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power141Coin DescriptionGDi Hybrid
Coin SeriesPremiumGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 078EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years5NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %62NCAP Safety Assist %60
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)11.3Engine Power - BHP141
Engine Power - KW104Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5700Engine Torque - LBS.FT195
Engine Torque - MKG27Engine Torque - NM265
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed100

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2070 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)38Gross Vehicle Weight1880
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1156Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)374
Max. Loading Weight504Max. Roof Load80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600
Minimum Kerbweight1376No. 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


'You drive it. You define it.' That was how Hyundai wanted 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 facelifted 2021-2023-era versions of the mainstream combustion-engined first generation models and try and find out.


Small crossovers are big business. Back in 2021, this one, the Hyundai Kona, had become the brand's second best selling model and by that point, nearly a quarter of a million Konas had found European owners since this car's original launch back in 2017. For the 2021 model year, it got a substantial mid-term update, creating the version we're going to look at here. The Kona started life competing with SUVs based directly on superminis - Renault's Clio-based Captur, Nissan's Micra-based Juke and so on. Even though it sat on a platform originally intended for models in the next segment up. But by 2020, Hyundai had a proper supermini-sired SUV - the i20-based Bayon - positioned to sit below this car as the entry-point to this Korean maker's crossover line-up. So the Kona could be pushed up-market a little, to take on more expensive small SUVs - and maybe also to offer an alternative to the Korean brand's i30 family hatch. A little more sophistication was required for this car to be able to meet this remit. A huge proportion of i30s of this period were being sold with sporty spec, so this enhanced Kona got that too - a more dynamic 'N Line' level of trim and a full-fat Kona N high performance variant joined the range. A line-up which by now was all-petrol powered and all fully electric; even the entry-level versions offered a 48V mild hybrid 1.0-litre powerplant, which sat below a full dosing of the Korean manufacturer's battery technology. Customers chose between a full-Hybrid 1.6-litre combustion version. Or a full-Electric derivative (also substantially updated), with a driving range of up to 300 miles. If you knew this car in its original guise, with this facelift version you'll notice a general smartening up of the styling. And a much enhanced level of media tech inside. A new MK2 Kona design arrived in mid-2023.

What You Get

A car of this kind has to evoke a reaction from you: that's part of the point of it. And the Kona has always done that, with its muscular toning, sensuous surfaces and high-contrast fender cladding. With the initial version though, all of this was a bit, well, in-your-face - a touch unsubtle. With this updated model though, the look was far more cohesive, gym toned and confident. This is how you do a facelift. The front of cabin experience became more sophisticated in this form. Through the steering wheel, you view a 10.25-inch screen with virtual dials, while providing you avoid entry-level trim, there's a vastly bigger central infotainment screen than with the original model - also 10.25-inches - full of features Kona folk had never had access to before. Hyundai tried to emphasise the dashboard's horizontal layout by separating the lower console area from the instrument panel. And a range of little trimming touches attempted to improve the cabin ambiance. But there was still a lot of black plastic and little of the extrovert vibe that characterised the bodywork. Some would hope for a slightly more commanding driving position too, in a car characterising itself as an SUV. On the plus side, the seats are reasonably comfortable and there's plenty of storage space. It's also easy to find a comfortable driving position, thanks to lots of wheel and seat adjustment. 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 374-litre luggage area in the mild hybrid model; it's the same with a full-Hybrid Kona, but the figure falls to 332-litres with the Kona Electric. Push forward the 60/40 split-folding rear seat and you'll reveal a relatively flat loading floor with (in the mild hybrid variant) 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 upholstery 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 2021 Kona Hybrid 1.6 GDi - Ex Vat) Front brake pads sit in the £22 bracket; rear pad sets are around £32. Front brake discs sit in the £75 bracket; rear discs are around £37. A pollen filter is around £9-£14. A pollen filter is around £18-£21. A wiper blade is in the £8-£26 bracket. An oil filter is around £8.

On the Road

News that the Kona range was, in this updated form primarily all-electrified will probably lead owners of the original design to expect more changes in the drive demeanour of the standard model than are actually delivered. As before, there were full-Hybrid and all-Electric models further up the line-up, but mainstream variants merely got 48V mild hybrid embellishment for the core three cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol unit, which offers 120PS. The difference that mild hybrid technology makes isn't very noticeable, though Hyundai provided a selectable 'Energy Flow' screen in the instrument cluster so that drivers could see how the system was working. And its WLTP-rated efficiency benefits weren't very significant either - the 1.0-litre T-GDi 48V model manages up to 47.1mpg and up to 135g/km of CO2, which is hardly any different from what you could expect from the pre-facelift un-electrified version of this engine. That's despite the addition as part of this update of the brand's 'iMT' 'intelligent Manual Transmission' system to the standard spec, which de-couples the engine from the 6-speed stick shift gearbox after the driver releases the accelerator. For bigger efficiency gains, you need to be looking at the Kona Hybrid, which uses a four cylinder 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine mated to a 32kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery. The system works via a 6-speed dual clutch auto gearbox and its total output is 141PS. The Kona Hybrid's battery is only 1.56kWh in size, so there's no question of plug-in capability, but this self-charging set-up frequently reverts away from combustion power at urban speeds. Hence a properly efficient set of WLTP-rated stats - up to 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 112g/km of CO2. To do better, you'll need a full-EV, the Kona Electric, available in a choice of forms. With a 39kWh battery, up to 189 miles between charges are possible, a figure you can extend to 300 miles with the 64kWh battery variant. A completely different audience was targeted by the flagship model in the Kona line-up, the powerful Kona N, which uses a 2.0-litre GDi petrol powerplant putting out 280PS through the front wheels.


Cars of this kind tend to be more about style than substance. And, sure enough, the updated version of this MK1 Kona was certainly designed to make the appropriate statement in the gym car park in this smarter, more confident-looking revised form. But this car is more than just a fashion statement. As a full-Electric model, it was, after all, one of the very first compact EVs with a properly usable range. And in full-Hybrid guise, it was the first car to challenge Toyota's dominance when it came to full-Hybrid SUVs. And, as part of this facelift, base versions brought 48V mild hybrid tech to the masses. And the Kona N high performance model was one of the first really credible track-tamed small SUVs. 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. The Kona Electric and the Kona N are stand-out products. And in this facelifted form, the commoner mild hybrid version stands out just a bit more in the High Street. Which for its target market, is all it really needs to do.


* 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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47 monthly payments of£358.23
Total amount payable£26,131.81
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£19,998
Credit amount£19,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge15.0p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£9045
Term (months)48

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  • Hyundai Kona - 1.6 GDi Hybrid Premium 5dr DCT
  • SN21DOV
  • GBP
  • 19998
  • 8466 miles, Linwood Kia