Hyundai Kona Hybrid 2019 revealed
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Hyundai has revealed its new Kona Hybrid, bringing an electrified petrol powertrain option to the popular South Korean small SUV range.
The latest addition to the Kona line-up will go on sale in Europe in August, however, it has yet to be confirmed for other markets.
The Kona Hybrid is motivated by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, mated with an electric motor, for a combined output of 103kW and 265Nm.
Utilising a 1.56kWh lithium-ion battery, the electric motor alone churns out 32kW and 170Nm.
According to Hyundai, the Kona Hybrid will sip just 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres, and will sprint from zero to 100km/h in 11.2 seconds before hitting a top-speed of 160kph.
The vehicle is exclusively available with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
To look at, the Hybrid is largely identical to its combustion-engined siblings, with newly designed 16- and 18-inch wheel options the key point of difference.
On the inside, the Hybrid is distinguished by a ‘Black-White’ interior colour pack, which sees white accents on the air vent surrounds, gearshift trim, engine start button ring and upholstery stitching.
Familiar to the local Kona range, the Hybrid is standard with a 7.0-inch multimedia display, and can be upgraded with a 10.25-inch display.
Pricing details have yet to be revealed for any market.
In Australia, the standard Hyundai Kona line-up is priced from $23,500 plus on-road costs for the base Go, and up to $39,00 for the range-topping Highlander AWD.
Meanwhile, the Kona Electric is offered in just two grades, priced from $59,990 for the Elite and $64,490 for the Highlander.