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Hyundai Kona 2020 review: Go snapshot

The Go is the entry-point in the Hyundai Kona small SUV range.
EXPERT RATING
7.8
The Go is the entry-point in the Hyundai Kona small SUV range, priced from $24,000, before on-road costs.

The Go is the entry-point in the Hyundai Kona small SUV range, priced from $24,000, before on-road costs.

Powered by either a 2.0-litre non-turbo petrol engine with a six-speed automatic in front wheel drive (110kW/180Nm) or a 1.6-litre turbo with a seven-speed dual-clutch in all-wheel drive (130kW/265Nm - $27,000 before on-roads).

The Go joined the Kona range underneath the previous entry-point Active and in typical Hyundai fashion comes packed with standard features.

These include a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a reversing camera, LED DRLs, halogen headlights, cloth interior trim, manual air conditioning, manual seat adjustment, a 3.5-inch TFT screen in the dash, tyre pressure monitoring, and 16-inch steel wheels.

Active safety comes in the form of camera-based city-speed auto emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning (LDW) with lane keep assist (LKAS), and driver attention alert (DAA). Expected safety items include six airbags and the expected stability and brake controls. All Kona variants wear maximum five-star ANCAP safety ratings.

Expected safety inclusions are six airbags as well as traction and stability controls. All Konas have maximum five-star ANCAP safety ratings.

The Kona Go is available in six colours, all of which aside from 'Chalk White' are a $595 option. The choices are 'Phantom Black', 'Ceramic Blue', 'Blue Lagoon', 'Tangerine Comet' (orange), and 'Lake Silver'.

All Konas are covered by Hyundai's five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and capped price servicing that lasts well beyond the warranty period. The service price averages out to $284 per year for the life of the warranty.

All Konas need servicing once a year or every 15,000km, whichever occurs first.

Both engine options are capable of running on 91RON base-grade fuel and have 50 litre tanks. All Konas have space-saver spare wheels.

EXPERT RATING
7.8
Tom White
Journalist

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