Hyundai Kona now available in Australia

Hyundai brings new compact SUV to market

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There’s a new player in the small SUV/crossover market with Hyundai Australia confirming dealerships now have stock of the Kona available for local buyers.

That breaks with tradition just slightly…we normally get a drive before a car officially hits the market!

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hyundai kona interiorThe official launch of the Hyundai Kona will take place this week and Behind the Wheel will be in attendance, as always, we will bring you a full review as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we can tell you that the Hyundai Kona range kicks off from $27,000 drive-away.

Like most other Hyundai models in 2017, three model grades are being offered – Active, Elite and Highlander.

Buyers of the entry-level Hyundai Kona will also be offered an optional safety pack for an additional $1,500.

This brings features such as emergency braking, blind-spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alert.

Standard gear in the Hyundai Kona includes a reverse camera, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, rear parking sensors, and alloy wheels.

While buyers will be offered a choice of 110kW/180Nm 2.0 litre petrol, or 130kW/265Nm 1.6 litre turbo-petrol.

The naturally-aspirated petrol models all come with a six-speed auto transmission and are front-wheel drive only, the turbocharged engine gets a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and all-wheel drive.

hyundai kona rearAnd Hyundai is promising an impressive drive thanks to the brand’s extensive Australian testing and tuning of the new offering.

Hyundai Australia CEO, JW Lee, says the Kona is ready to make a splash in the Australian market.

“Arriving fashionably late for the party means that we had the development time needed to deliver a small SUV that is right for its time and laser-focused on its target,”

“Kona will appeal to customers with active lifestyles, a sense of adventure and a keen eye for value.”

We’ll bring you more on the new Hyundai offering through the week.

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