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This is the new Kona Hybrid from Hyundai! Longer, wider and taller than the previous generation, this compact SUV is now available 
with a choice of powertrains – combustion, hybrid and full electric.
The model we have here is the Hybrid N Line S, and takes its design queues from its big brother; the Tucson and the Ioniq 5. A nice touch is the juxtaposition between the new interior design that still boasts rotary dials – a welcome feature for most drivers.
We found the powertrain flowed seamlessly between pure electric and combustion, and it handles well no matter what road you travel on, guaranteeing a relaxed journey for everyone. The hybrid powertrain offers great economy, and we achieved a 73.1mpg at one point – even with Ben’s lead foot!
There are four trims in the hybrid range:
The Advance – from £30,025.00
The N Line – from £31,825.00
The N Line S – from £34,225.00
The Ultimate – from £34,225.00
We had the N Line S on review, and took on a road trip – join us for part one as we head to Wetherby.
The Hyundai Kona Hybrid carries a distinctive look that sets it apart in the crowded SUV market. It features a bold front fascia with a closed grille specific to the hybrid model, complemented by sleek, narrow LED headlights that extend the visual width of the vehicle. The body is sculpted with sharp lines and an athletic stance, highlighted by aerodynamically efficient alloy wheels that not only enhance the vehicle’s appearance but also improve its environmental credentials by reducing drag.
Inside the Kona Hybrid, the cabin reflects Hyundai’s commitment to comfort and modernity. The use of high-quality materials and soft-touch surfaces creates a refined environment. The dashboard is cleanly designed, with an intuitive layout that focuses on ergonomic use, featuring a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sits at the heart of the center console. The system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity, offering drivers a seamless integration of their digital lives.
The Kona Hybrid is equipped with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission that offers the feel of a traditional automatic but with quicker responses and smoother shifts. The suspension system has been tuned to balance comfort with sporty handling, allowing for a ride that is both engaging and reassuring. The steering is precise, providing the driver with good feedback and making it a pleasure to navigate through tight urban spaces or winding country roads.
Hyundai does not skimp on safety in the Kona Hybrid. It comes equipped with Hyundai’s SmartSense, a suite of advanced driver assistance features that includes forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, and driver attention warning. Higher trim levels add more sophisticated systems like smart cruise control and a blind-spot collision warning, enhancing the vehicle’s ability to prevent accidents before they happen.
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