Pricing and specs are in for the 2019 Hyundai Kona line-up, the new model year sees the range expanded to include a new entry-level Go variant, revised equipment levels and price rises.
The new Go variant ($23,500 plus on-roads) gets automatic dusk-sensing headlights, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch steel wheels, rear-view camera, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Like the rest of the updated Kona line-up, the Go is available with either a 2.0-litre 110kW/180Nm MPi naturally-aspirated petrol engine teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive or a 1.6-litre 130kW/265Nm T-GDi turbocharged petrol, paired with a seven-speed DCT and all-wheel drive.
Go and Active variants can now be purchased with a SmartSense pack for $1500  which adds autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and a driver attention warning.
Ticking the box for the SmartSense pack also brings power-operated folding exterior mirrors with heating function.
Active, Elite and Highlander models get Hyundai’s new 8.0-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation and an 8-speaker Krell premium audio system as standard.
The system also features SUNA live traffic updates with a 10-year map update plan, Bluetooth, DAB+ digital radio and smartphone mirroring tech Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The range-topping Highlander is now equipped with a power-operated glass sunroof as standard. Buyers can forgo the sunroof and opt for a Phantom-Black two-tone roof at no extra cost.
Highlander models also get Hyundai’s Auto Link Premium service which unlocks additional features such as remote engine start from a compatible smartphone,  remote access to doors and climate control, sets geo-fencing alerts and sends emergency alert messages in the event of an accident.
Prices are up over the 2018 model year, Active and Elite models cost an extra $1000, while Highlander variants have seen increases of between $2500 and $3000.
2019 Hyundai Kona pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Go (2.0, 6AT, 2WD) - $23,500 NEW
Go (1.6T, 7DCT, AWD) - $27,000 NEW
Active (2.0, 6AT, 2WD) - $25,500 +$1000
Active (1.6T, 7DCT, AWD) - $29,000 +$1000
Elite (2.0, 6AT, 2WD) - $29,500 +$1000
Elite (1.6T, 7DCT, AWD) - $33,000 +$1000
Highlander (2.0, 6AT, 2WD) - $35,500 +$2500
Highlander (1.6T, 7DCT, AWD) - $39,000 +$3000
Premium paint - $595
SmartSense Pack (Go, Active) - $1500
Two-tone roof (Highlander) – No cost option
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