Australian specs and pricing have been confirmed for the updated 2021 Hyundai Kona range which is already on sale.
At launch, Hyundai will offer six variants: Kona (replacing the existing Go), Active, Elite, Highlander, N Line and N Line Premium.
Pricing starts at $26,600 plus on-road costs for the base Kona and runs to $42,400 plus on-roads for the N Line Premium.
Power in the base Kona, Active, Elite and Highlander comes from a new 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW of power and 180Nm of torque. It’s matched to a CVT automatic and front-wheel drive.
N Line and N Line Premium models use a redesigned 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 146kW of power and 265Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
For 2021, the Kona range gets a fresh grille, new front and rear bumpers, updated tail-lights and redesigned alloy wheels.
The interior of the entry models now features a larger 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, while higher grades will use the 10.25-inch screen already seen in the Kia Seltos.
The new Kona N Line gets body-coloured trim in place of the plastic body cladding, along with a unique front bumper and wheels.
On the inside, the N Line features red contrast stitching, metal pedals, a bespoke instrument cluster and N logos on the gear shift and seats.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
Later this year, Hyundai will expand the Kona range with a full-fat N performance model and an updated Electric variant.
2021 Hyundai Kona pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Kona – $26,600 (up $1900)
Kona Active – $28,200 (up $2140)
Kona Elite – $31,600 (up $1000)
Kona Highlander – $38,000 (up $1340)
Kona N Line – $36,300
Kona N Line Premium – $42,400
2021 Hyundai Kona equipment highlights:
8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
Qi wireless phone charging
Tyre pressure monitoring
Automatic headlights
Reversing camera
4.2-inch instrument cluster information screen
Six-speaker sound system
Air conditioning
Rear air vents
LED daytime running lights
16-inch alloy wheels
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection,
Lane-keeping assist,
Lane-following assist and front
Kona Active adds
Leather upholstery
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
Rear parking sensors
Rear privacy glass
Power-folding exterior mirrors
Front seatback pockets
Rear fold-down armrest
17-inch alloy wheels
Kona Elite adds
10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with
Satellite navigation
Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
DAB+ digital radio
Eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
Blind-spot assist
Rear cross-traffic assist
Safe exit warning
Remote start
Keyless entry and start
Front fog lights
Rain-sensing wipers
Single-zone climate control
Kona Highlander adds
LED headlights and tail-lights
Automatic high-beam
Head-up display
Heated and ventilated front seats
Heated rear seats
Heated steering wheel
10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
Ambient lighting
10-way power driver’s seat
Eight-way power passenger’s seat
Front parking sensors
18-inch alloy wheels
Kona N Line adds (on top of the Elite spec)
1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Multi-link rear suspension
Sports suspension tune
Front sports seats
Alloy pedals
N Line body kit
Kona N Line Premium adds
Heated and ventilated front seats
Heated rear seats
Heated steering wheel
10-way power driver’s seat
Eight-way power passenger’s seat
Ambient lighting
10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
Head-up display
LED headlights and tail lights
Automatic high beam
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