Hyundai Kona adds to the N Line range, Is it any good well stick around for a minute and see. Hyundai updated their Kona range in early 2021 and included the N Line in two versions, the premium one we are talking about today.
It’s surprisingly nimble around town and good for a longer trip away for a weekend or day through the mountains. I found myself wanting to go for a drive simply because it was fun. The DCT is a little jerky around town and not a favourite of mine.
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The ride is sporty balanced with a degree of compliance. On some of our goat tracks we call roads in Sydney, the Kona provided a comfortable ride.
AS you would expect it’s also jammed with the same level of comfort and safety features as the Highlander and on these cold days the heated front seats are a bonus.
There is a bit of competition in the smaller sporty segment but the Kona is well positioned to grab its fair share.
Hyundai Kona N Line Premium is priced from $42,400 plus the usual costs
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Im Rob Fraser
What is good?
- Performance/ride/handling balance
- Fun to drive
- Looks good
What is not so good?
- DCT is jerky around town
- Can get quite thirsty surprisingly
- Rear seats are cramped
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Hyundai Kona AWD N Line
|Model Price||$42,400 MLP*|
|Engine||1.6L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol|
|Drivetrain||7 Sp Dual Clutch AT AWD|
|Power||146kW @ 6,000rpm|
|Torque||265Nm @ 1,600 – 4500rpm|
|Safety||Five Star ANCAP (2017)|
|CO2 Emissions||156 g/km|
|Economy ADR||6.9 L/100km|
|Servicing||12 Months / 10,000 km Service Plan|
|Warranty||5yr/ Unlimited km with 1 Yr. conditional roadside assist|
*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.
|Behind the Wheel||8|
|Ride and Handling||9|
|Fit for Purpose||9|
|Value for Money||8|
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