Leasing a Hyundai Kona
Compact SUV has lots of equipment
Engines and performance for the Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona is available with two petrol engines and a hybrid was unveiled from September 2019. There's also an excellent all-electric choice too. The petrol engines consist of a 1.0 litre unit producing 120 PS which delivers good performance around town. There's also a 1.6 litre petrol choice which produces 177 PS and is mated to a quick-shifting seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Both engines are smooth performers and for those interested in the rapidly growing hybrid sector, then the Kona Hybrid offers 141 PS from its powertrain and utilises a six-speed dual clutch transmission. Under the hybrid’s bonnet is a 1.6 litre petrol engine which works alongside a 1.56 kWh battery and a 32 kW motor to produce torque of 265 Nm - it's a swift performer and there's a lot to like about it. The standard Kona should return around 55 mpg, the hybrid will deliver 72 mpg and the all-electric option delivers up to 279 miles.
Equipment and handling
All of the Hyundai Kona models deliver lots of equipment and the high specification makes this an attractive option in a competitive segment - the all-electric versions are particularly popular. Along with a state-of-the-art infotainment system, there's also lots of connectivity and the firm's option of its SmartSense safety packages means drivers can choose various driving and active safety systems. The hybrid and all-electric models have a smart-phone app, so drivers can connect to their car and carry out a range of functions such as unlocking the doors remotely or setting the climate control. Standard equipment includes keyless entry, a stop-start button, a premium sound system, wireless charging and privacy glass. Some models also have an excellent 10.25-inch touchscreen satnav system, larger alloy wheels and leather seats. Behind the wheel, the Hyundai Kona is a well-composed and well-built car with a good view of the road ahead and on winding country roads the chassis and suspension play their part to deliver the grip and performance. It's also a great compact SUV to drive around town and it's a comfortable car for long motorway journeys. Essentially, the Hyundai Kona is an impressive offering in the segment with lots of equipment and a long warranty to underpin the reliability of what is an excellent family vehicle and also for those who have a more active lifestyle and would like the space and functionality.