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Hyundai Kona Hybrid 2019 revealed

The Hyundai Kona Hybrid features a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine matched with an electric motor to produce 103kW and 265Nm.

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. 

Given the success of the Kona in Australia, it's likely that Hyundai’s local wing will push to offer the Kona Hybrid alongside its conventionally powered and fully electric siblings.

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.

The electrified powertrain brings fuel consumption down to just 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The electrified powertrain brings fuel consumption down to just 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres.

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.

The Hybrid's interior is largely unchanged from the standard Hyundai Kona range. The Hybrid's interior is largely unchanged from the standard Hyundai Kona range.

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.

Optional driver-assistance technologies include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and speed limit monitoring.

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. 

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