No diesel engines for the new Kona, plenty of standard kit.

Hyundai has announced prices for its new Kona SUV, which goes on sale in the UK on 2 November. 

Prices will start from £16,195 for the entry-level S-badged model with 1-litre T-GDi petrol engine that produces 118bhp and six-speed manual. 

The S gets 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, as well as 60/40 split-folding rear seats, air conditioning, auto headlights, cruise control, electric windows, DAB and Bluetooth.

The range-topping Premium GT model features 1.6 T-GDi petrol motor with 175bhp, a seven-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. That car goes on sale at £24,995 and features keyless entry, LED headlights, leather trim, electrically adjustable seats and 18-inch alloy wheels.

S 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual £16,195
SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual £17,495
Premium 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual £18,795
Premium SE 1.0 T-GDi 120PS 6 speed manual £21,195
Premium GT 1.6 T-GDi 177PS 7 speed DCT 4WD £24,995
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The Kona comes with a high level of safety equipment as standard – all models feature Driver Attention Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Hill Start Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control, although you’ll need a Premium SE car to get blindspot assistance and the top-spec Premium GT to get Autonomous Emergency Braking, which is a £235 option.

Metallic paint is a £565 option across all models.  

Interestingly for a new SUV, the Kona is only set to go on sale with petrol engines – no diesel to be found here. The two petrol engines are a 1-litre three-cylinder model and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit. They feature 0-62mph times of 12 and 7.9 seconds respectively, and the 1-litre car offers 52.3mpg and 125g/km CO2. There are no official fuel economy figures available for the 1.6 yet.

Look out for our first drive of the new Hyundai Kona later this week. 

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