Order books for 2018 Hyundai Kona open in the UK on November 2, base price is £16,195

Article by Christian A., on October 18, 2017

Motorists in the United Kingdom who intend to purchase the new 2018 Hyundai Kona subcompact sports utility vehicle could start placing their orders on November 2, 2017.

Marked by Hyundai to target new customers and lure those preferring the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, the new Hyundai Kona is slated to follow its cousin – the Kia Stonic compact SUV – into showrooms in the UK in the next few weeks. It will be available in the UK in five trims, with each higher trim more or less building on their respective lower trim. Two engines are available, although the higher-end mill is reserved for the top-end model of the Kona.

Lurking at the bottom of the range is the Hyundai Kona S – the base trim – with a starting price of £16,195 ($21,514). It is powered by a compact turbocharged 1.0-liter T-GDi petrol engine that could deliver 120 PS (118 hp) of max output and 172 Nm of peak torque. Returning emissions of as low as 117 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, this highly efficient small capacity engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The new Kona S features automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light as well as cruise control with speed limiter, air-con with rear air vents and electrically adjustable heated side mirrors. Riding on 16-inch alloy wheels, the Konda S features a five-inch LCD center console display, a multi-function steering wheel, six speakers, as well as a supervision instrument cluster with 3.5-inch screen. Also included are Driver Attention Alert, Downhill Brake Control, Hill Start Assist and Lane Keep Assist.

Up next is the Hyundai Kona SE, with a price that is around £1,300 ($1,727) higher than the Kona S at £17,495. Powered by the same 1.0-liter T-GDi petrol engine, the Kona SE builds on the features of the Kona but adds a number of premium features like a larger seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, roof rails, electric driver's seat lumbar support as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, reversing camera and rear parking sensors. Kona SE rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

On the other hand, the Hyundai Kona Premium – at a starting price of £18,795 ($24,968) – offers automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, chrome grim, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, rear privacy glass as well as silver rear skid plate and side body moldings. It also features Krell premium audio system, a wireless phone charging pad, and keyless entry&go. Riding on 18-inch alloy wheels, the Kona Premium trim also comes loaded with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display with sat nav.

Sitting just below the range-topper is the Kona Premium SE, which is available starting at £21,195 ($28,156). Building on the Kona Premium model, the Premium SE trim brings in heated steering wheel, leather seat facings as well as electrically adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation. Also riding on 18-inch alloy wheels, the Kona Premium SE is loaded with autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection and front parking sensors, as well as a head-up display and power folding mirrors, rear center armrest and power folding side mirrors.

Topping the range is the Kona Premium GT, with a starting price of £24,440 ($32,467). Unlike the lower four trims, the Kona Premium GT is powered by a 1.6-liter T-GDi T-GDi petrol engine mated to a seven-speed DCT transmission. Tuned to deliver 177 PS (175 hp) of peak output and 265 Nm of max torque, this downsized 1.6-liter T-GDi four-cylinder turbo delivers 177 PS and 265 Nm of torque to all four wheels, allowing the Kona Premium GT to sprint from zero to 62 mph in under eight seconds. This trim level adds LED headlights with high beam assist, LED rear lights as well as supervision instrument cluster with 4.2-inch display. It is provided with the Safety Pack with Autonomous Emergency Braking as well as pedestrian recognition.

Press Release


Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of the All-New KONA, which will go on sale in the UK on 2nd November.

All-New KONA follows on from the i30 family in offering a high level of standard safety equipment, with Driver Attention Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Hill Start Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control featuring on all models, Premium SE adds Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Premium GT specification adding Autonomous Emergency Braking. High levels of standard technology and connectivity equipment also feature with all models of Kona benefitting from DAB and Bluetooth regardless of trim level.

Prices will start from £16,195 for the KONA S 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual, with external features including 16” alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors, as well as rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light. Interior equipment includes cloth seats with driver’s seat height adjustment and 60/40 split folding rear seat. S trim level also features air conditioning with rear air vents in the centre console, automatic headlamps with LED positioning lamps and LED daytime running lamps. Convenience features on S trim includes standard cruise control with speed limiter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors and electric front and rear windows. DAB and Bluetooth connectivity features as standard throughout the KONA range, with the S featuring a 5” LCD centre console display, 6 speakers, USB and AUX connections and steering wheel controls for audio, telephone and cruise control operation. A drivers supervision instrument cluster with 3.5” LCD multifunction screen rounds off the KONA S trim level.

From £17,495 the KONA SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS Manual builds on S trim level by offering customers additional external equipment including 17” alloy wheels, roof rails and fog lamps. Additional SE interior equipment includes leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob and electric driver’s seat lumbar support. KONA SE comes as standard with a parking system including rear parking sensors and rear camera, with 7” touchscreen centre console display including smart device integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Moving further up the range, the KONA Premium 1.0 T-GDi 120PS Manual at £18,795 continues with SE specification, with external changes including 18” alloy wheels, chrome surround to the black front grille, Anthracite finished side body garnish, and silver rear skid plate and side body mouldings. Premium trim also introduces climate control with automatic defog function, automatically dimming rear view mirror, automatic windscreen wipers and solar glass to the front windows and windscreen, with privacy glass to the rear windows and tailgate glass. Convenience features at this specification adds Smart Key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button and back storage pockets to both driver and passenger seats and luggage storage net. KONA Premium also sees the introduction of the high end KRELL premium audio system, including an 8 speaker system with external amplifier and subwoofer. The KRELL system is controlled via an 8” touchscreen centre console display with satellite navigation and LIVE services, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. A wireless phone charging pad also features.

Raising the specification further, the KONA Premium SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS at £21,195, builds on the already comprehensive Premium specification by adding leather seat facings, with electrically adjustable drivers and passenger seats, which also both offer seat heating and ventilation. Further convenience additions for Premium SE specifications include heated steering wheel, rear centre arm rest, power folding door mirrors and front parking sensors. New for KONA, the Premium SE introduces the Head Up Display (HUD) which projects relevant information directly to the drivers line of sight. The HUD is projected onto an 8” screen, which lowers into the dashboard when not in use and is fully adjustable for both angle and height for optimum visibility for all drivers. Displayed information is customisable with options to include key information on speed, navigation, fuel levels, warning functions such as Blind Spot Detection and Lane Keeping Assist, as well as information on telephone connectivity and audio.

The top of the range KONA Premium GT 1.6 T-GDi 177PS 7 speed DCT 4WD trim enters the range at £24,995 and offers additional equipment with a focus on technology, including full LED headlamps with High Beam Assist and static bending function, as well as LED rear tailamps, a drivers supervision instrument cluster with 4.2” LCD multifunction screen. KONA Premium GT also adds the Safety Pack which includes Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition.

KONA has been designed to stand out from the crowd and is available in a number of external colours, both Neutral and Vivid, in metallic (M), pearl (P) or metallic pearl (MP) finishes:

Neutral Colours

Body Colour

Chalk White (M)

Lake Silver (MP)

Dark Knight (P)

Velvet Dune (MP)

Phantom Black (P)

Interior Trim S/SE/Premium

Black cloth

Black cloth

Black cloth

Black cloth

Black cloth

Interior Trim
Premium SE/Premium GT Black leather & silver highlights Black leather & silver highlights Black leather & silver highlights Black leather & silver highlights Black leather & silver highlights

Vivid Colours

Body Colour

Pulse Red (MP)

Tangerine Comet (P)

Acid Yellow (MP)

Blue Lagoon (MP)

Roof Colour

Pulse Red

Tangerine Comet

Acid Yellow

Blue Lagoon

Roof Colour
Premium and above Phantom Black Dark Knight Phantom Black Phantom Black
Interior Trim S/SE/Premium

Black cloth

Black cloth

Black cloth

Black cloth

Interior Trim
Premium SE/Premium GT Black leather & red highlights, black roof liner Black leather & orange highlights, black roof liner Black leather & lime highlights, black roof liner Black leather & silver highlights, grey roof liner

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said, “Hyundai has long been a pioneer in the SUV market with the Tucson and Santa Fe and all-new KONA completes a lineup that now gives customers a Hyundai choice in every segment of what is still a rapidly growing sector. KONA gives our customers the latest in safety and convenience technology, combined with powerful and efficient powertrains, packaged in a distinctive design with eye catching body colours which will really stand out from the crowd”

All KONA models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 5 Year Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.

Source: Hyundai

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