New Hyundai Kona diesel priced from £19,750

Diesel-powered Hyundai Kona on sale now, with 1.6-litre engine offering two power outputs

Hyundai’s new diesel-powered Kona will cost from £19,750 in the UK. Powered by a 1.6-litre engine, the model lines up alongside regular petrol versions and the Kona Electric in the range.

The diesel is offered in a choice of two power outputs, both of which slip between the existing 1.0- and 1.6-litre petrols in terms of performance. The entry-level unit makes 113bhp and 280Nm of torque, which enables it to cover the 0-62mph in 10.7 seconds. The 134bhp and 320Nm of the higher powered model allows it to achieve the same benchmark half a second sooner.

Best diesel cars of 2018

Both models send power to the front wheels. The 134bhp model is exclusively available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, while the 113bhp unit is six-speed manual only.

The Kona diesel has been tuned to comply with the latest Euro 6d TEMP regulations. An AdBlue exhaust treatment system, an NOx filter combine with the standard diesel particulate filter, to help the Kona achieve claimed figures as low as 111g/km for the 113bhp model, and 114g/km for the higher-powered version.

The diesel models follow the same trim lineups of the rest of the Kona range, with both available in all three SE, Premium and Premium SE trims. Available in 10 exterior colours, the higher two of the three trims are optionally available with a contrasting roof.

Like-for-like the diesel is £2,000 more expensive than the 1.0-litre turbo petrol model. The Kona SE’s standard kit list includes 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, LED daytime running lights and an infotainment system which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a reversing camera.

The more powerful auto costs from £21,050 more, and a top spec 134bhp Premium SE DCT is priced at £24,750. Both models are available to order now.

Read: the new Hyundai Kona Electric will cost from £24,995, the company has confirmed…

Recommended

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense vs Kia e-Niro
Car group tests

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense vs Kia e-Niro

The recently refreshed Kia e-Niro has a new challenger in the form of the all-electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
29 Aug 2020
New 2021 Hyundai Kona N spotted tearing around the Nurburgring
Hyundai Kona

New 2021 Hyundai Kona N spotted tearing around the Nurburgring

Hyundai’s Kona N hot SUV will rival the Volkswagen T-Roc R when it goes on sale next year
14 Aug 2020
Hyundai Kona review
Hyundai Kona review - front
Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona review

The Hyundai Kona has funky looks, but the driving experience is firmly in the middle of the pack
9 Jun 2020
Hyundai Kona Hybrid vs Kia Niro Hybrid
Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona Hybrid vs Kia Niro Hybrid

The Hyundai Kona Hybrid and Kia Niro Hybrid battle it out in the lucrative hybrid SUV sector
19 Mar 2020

Most Popular

New 2021 BMW M3 launched with huge grille and 503bhp
BMW 3 Series M3 Coupe

New 2021 BMW M3 launched with huge grille and 503bhp

The new sixth-generation BMW M3 Competition saloon gets a 503bhp straight-six engine and four-wheel-drive
22 Sep 2020
Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home
Electric cars

Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home

New powers being sought to allow energy providers to turn off high-drain devices to manage electricity network
18 Sep 2020
New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review

We find out if the revised Honda Civic Type R can stay at the top of the hot hatch class
22 Sep 2020