It’s the 2018 Hyundai Kona again and this time Simone checks out the Kona in it’s lowest Active trim but better-preforming turbo engine.

The engine in this Kona is the more powerful 1.6 l Turbo with 130 kW and 265 Nm of torque paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch auto. It has the combined fuel consumption of 6.7 l.

The second option is the 2.0 naturally aspirated engine with 110 kW and 180 Nm of torque and it comes with a torque converter automatic. Other available trim levels include the Elite and the Highlander.

Also with the reveal of the all-new Kona Electric in Geneva we know that even the Kona was only introduced in 2017 it’s likely that this subcompact SUV is here to stay.

Engine Specifications

1.6 T-GDi Petrol Engine

Engine: 1.6L Turbo Petrol
Power: 130 kW – 174 hp
Torque: 265 Nm
Fuel Consumption: 6.7L/100km
Transmission: 7 Speed dual-clutch and all-wheel-drive (AWD)

2.0 MPi Petrol Engine

Engine: 2.0L Petrol
Power: 110 kW
Torque: 180 Nm
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic Transmission and front wheel-drive (FWD)


Safety Features

  • 5 star ANCAP safety rating
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW).
  • Blind-Spot Collission Warning (BCW)

Tech Features

  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 7″ Multimedia touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Smart Key with push button start


  • Leather appointed interior
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Three trim options – acid yellow, red & black
  • Maximised cabin space


Check out our other Hyundai Kona videos

2018 Hyundai Kona Electric

The new electric Kona was on debut at this year’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show, so it is bound to be in the final stages of development, if not completely done already.

2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander

In this video Jenny reviews the 2018 Hyundai Kona 2.0 Highlander. The Kona has proved to be a pretty slick little SUV. It’s aimed at the young and trendy and is loaded with tech perks.

2018 Hyundai Kona | New Small SUV

In this video Simone introduces Hyundai’s all-new 2018 Kona at the IAA, Frankfurt, Germany. Hyundai is really asserting itself into the SUV segment and the new Kona expands their range into yet another category. It’s a small SUV designed to battle the likes of the Nissan Juke, Toyota CH-R, Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3.