Hyundai Kona pricing and models
There are six models in the 2023 Hyundai Kona line-up that are launching around now, while pricing and equipment for the new Hybrid that goes on-sale around October 2023 has also been announced.
The launch range is defined fundamentally by powertrain. There are four 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder front-wheel drive Hyundai Konas and two 1.6-litre turbo-petrol all-wheel drives.
In line with global naming policy, the familiar Active, Elite and Highlander badges have been dispensed with. The 2.0 is a Kona or a Kona Premium, both available with an N Line trim package. The turbo kicks off with the N Line equipment level and also can be had as a Premium N Line.
Pricing for the most affordable Hyundai Kona 2.0 is now $32,000 plus on-road costs, a rise of $5100 or nearly 19 per cent compared to its predecessor. The top-spec Hyundai Kona Turbo Premium N Line is priced at $46,500, a 7.3 per cent rise over the old, N Line turbocharged flagship. The four Hyundai Kona Hybrids are priced between $36,000 and $46,500.
Its repositioning places the Hyundai Kona above key small compact SUV rivals like the Mazda CX-30 and Kia Seltos on starting price, on par with the Toyota Corolla Cross and Subaru Crosstrek, and well clear of Chinese budget buys such as the MG ZS.
Key equipment upgrades include a new digital curved screen on the dashboard that includes both a touchscreen and digital instrument cluster. The new Hyundai Kona also gets Hyundai’s Bluelink telematics system which includes features such as automatic collision notification and SOS button for emergency assistance, valet mode, geo-fencing and remote start. Kona Premium adds optimal travel routes, voice control and weather forecasting (among much more).
An eight-speaker Bose audio system is standard, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection by wireless for Kona and wired for Kona Premium where embedded satellite navigation is also standard.
Konas are trimmed in cloth, Kona Premiums offer leather and the N Line pack adds Alcantara inserts, red highlights and N logos. Other N Line interior features include a specific steering wheel.
The standard Hyundai Kona alloy wheel size is now 18-inches up from 16- and 17-inches. The N Line pack includes 19-inch alloys. Other N Line pack exterior features include body colour cladding, a front bumper with gloss black inserts, side skirts, a wing-type spoiler and a ‘seamless horizon’ centre LED light strip in the nose.
Service intervals for the 2023 Hyundai Kona are set at 12 months/15,000km, but service plans costs have yet to be announced. The warranty is five years and unlimited kilometres.