Hyundai Kona 2021 review
The new Hyundai Kona welcomes new looks, new tech and new engines, but is is enough to keep it relevant in one Australia's most crowded and competitive segments?
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The XV 2.0i-S sits atop the four-variant Subaru XV range, wearing an MSRP of $37,290.
Standard fit includes LED headlights with auto high beams, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed interior trim with upgraded gloss and silver highlights, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with heating for the front two passengers, additional all-wheel-drive system functionality, and auto folding wing mirrors with memory and auto dipping function.
While this is good kit for its class, the XV is notably missing out on a digital dash, head-up display, and the wireless charging becoming more common on top-spec small SUVs. The 2.0i-S has a small boot capacity for the class at 310-litres and has a space-saver spare in petrol versions or tyr- repair kit if chosen as a hybrid.
It also has a fully featured “EyeSight” active safety suite consisting of freeway-speed auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lead vehicle start alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and rear emergency braking. All XVs have a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating as of 2017.
The 2.0i is powered by a 2.0-litre non-turbo four-cylinder boxer engine producing 115kW/196Nm, and if chosen as a hybrid has a similar engine producing 110kW/196Nm paired to an electric motor, which can make use of 12.3kW/66Nm and is housed in the continuously variable automatic transmission.
The XV has an official/combined fuel-consumption figure of 7.0L/100km for the petrol or 6.5L/100km for the hybrid.
|2.0I Premium AWD||2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$28,300 – 37,510||2021 Subaru XV 2021 2.0I Premium AWD Pricing and Specs|
|2.0I AWD||2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$23,700 – 32,120||2021 Subaru XV 2021 2.0I AWD Pricing and Specs|
|2.0I-L AWD||2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$26,100 – 34,650||2021 Subaru XV 2021 2.0I-L AWD Pricing and Specs|
|2.0I-S AWD||2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO||$30,800 – 40,370||2021 Subaru XV 2021 2.0I-S AWD Pricing and Specs|