Hyundai has given its Kona small SUV a model-year upgrade, which includes revised equipment levels and pricing, and a new entry level variant.
The range now opens with a new variant, the Go, priced from $23,500 plus on-road costs for the 2.0-litre with FWD or $27,000 plus on-roads for the 1.6-litre turbo with AWD. Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, LED daytime running lights, reversing camera, automatic halogen headlights, tyre-pressure monitoring, a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, regular cruise control and Hyundai Auto Link. Go (and Active) buyers can also option the SmartSense pack, which adds autonomous emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and driver fatigue monitoring.
Above the Go there’s the Active, Elite and Highlander. The main change is a new infotainment system, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, DAB+ digital radio and satellive navigation with SUNA live traffic updates and 10 years of map updates – all models above the Go get this new system. There’s also a new eight-speaker Krell sound system and a USB port in the centre console. Further, the top-spec Highlander gains an electric sunroof as standard, a Phantom Black roof as a no-cost option and Hyundai Auto Link Premium.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona is on-sale now, with a number of price increases across the range. See the full breakdown below.
2019 Hyundai Kona pricing breakdown:
- Go 2.0 FWD: $23,500
- Active 2.0 FWD: $25,500
- Go 1.6T AWD: $27,000
- Active (1.6T AWD): $29,000
- Elite (2.0 FWD): $29,500
- Elite (1.6T AWD): $33,000
- Highlander (2.0 FWD): $35,500
- Highlander (1.6T AWD): $39,000
- Phantom Black roof (Highlander): no cost option
- SmartSense pack (Go & Active): $1500
- Premium paint (all models): $595