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Hyundai Kona colours explained

The Kona is available in an array of vibrant colours.
Tom White
Journalist
CarsGuide

26 Oct 2018 • 5 min read

The Kona is Hyundai’s first small SUV. Released in 2017, with a focus on a youth audience, it makes sense that the Kona is available in an array of vibrant colours.

The Kona (which, by the way, is named after a region of Hawaiian coast) has had a meteoric rise since its launch in late 2017, and is now the sixth most popular small SUV, commanding almost 10 per cent of all sales in the segment. 

It received a mild update for the 2019 model year, which introduced a new base-model Go variant.

While many colour options are available, the choices are limited by the grade of Kona chosen.

In total, the Kona is offered in nine shades: ‘Acid yellow’, ‘Blue lagoon’, ‘Ceramic blue’, ‘Chalk white’, ‘Dark knight’ (grey), ‘Lake silver’, ‘Phantom black’, ‘Pulse red’ and ‘Tangerine comet’ (orange).

  • The Kona in 'Blue lagoon'. The Kona in 'Blue lagoon'.
  • The Kona in 'Ceramic blue'. The Kona in 'Ceramic blue'.
  • The Kona in 'Pulse red'. The Kona in 'Pulse red'.
  • The Kona in 'Tangerine orange'. The Kona in 'Tangerine orange'.
  • The Kona in 'Chalk white'. The Kona in 'Chalk white'.
  • The Kona in 'Lakeside silver'. The Kona in 'Lakeside silver'.
  • The Kona in 'Phantom black'. The Kona in 'Phantom black'.
  • The Kona in 'Dark knight'. The Kona in 'Dark knight'.

‘Tangerine comet’, ‘Dark knight’, ‘Pulse red’ and ‘Acid yellow’ are only available on the top two grades, the  Elite and Highlander.

Meanwhile, ‘Lake silver’ replaces ‘Dark knight’ on the lower Active and Go grades. All colours except for ‘Chalk white’ are optional across the range, adding $595 to the price.

Only the Highlander can be optioned with a ‘Phantom black’ contrasting roof with every colour except for ‘Dark knight’. Optioning the two-tone roof comes at no cost but removes the Kona’s sunroof. This means the Highlander is available in a total of 22 colour schemes.

Common colours not available on the Kona are brown, green, pink or purple. Unusually, there is also no light silver shade. 

Hyundai tells us the most popular colour for the Hyundai Kona so far is ‘Chalk white’ which this year makes up almost 30 per cent of new Kona sales. As the Kona is a relatively new model, there are no discontinued colours yet.

 Kona GoKona ActiveKona EliteKona Highlander
Chalk whiteFreeFreeFreeFree
Phantom black$595$595$595$595
Lake silver$595$595----
Dark knight----$595$595
Blue lagoon$595$595$595$595
Ceramic blue$595$595$595$595
Pulse red----$595$595
Tangerine orange----$595$595
Acid yellow----$595$595

Which of the Kona colours is your favourite? Tell us what you think in the comments below.