2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander 1.6T review (video)

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Hyundai might be a little bit late to the small SUV party with the 2018 Kona, but in its first few months on sale, it has bolted right out of the blocks. According to December 2017 VFACTS, the Kona found 2695 homes in the three-month period since its launch in October.

The venerable Mitsubishi ASX has overtaken the once dominant Mazda CX-3 in the segment at 19,403 units for the year and 17,490 sales for the CX-3, but the Kona’s strong monthly showing so early in the game puts it in contention for number one spot down the track. In January alone the Kona reported 1093 sales, which is good enough for third spot in the segment.

2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander – THE SPECS

Engine: 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder
Output: 130kW@5500rpm / 265Nm@1500-4500rpm
Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch auto
Drive type: All-wheel drive
Wheels: F & R: 18×7.5, 235/45
ANCAP: Five stars (scored 35.07 out of 37)
Tare weight: 1477kg
Power-to-weight: 11.36:1 (kg:kW)
Official fuel economy: 6.7L/100km
Economy during test: 7.8L/100km
Fuel capacity/Type: 50L/91 RON

Power efficiency: 19.40kW:L/100km
0-60km/h: 3.60 seconds*
0-100km/h: 7.54 seconds*
60-110km/h: 5.33 seconds*
1/8 mile: 10.23 seconds at 118.6km/h*
1/4 mile: 15.68 seconds at 145.3km/h*
Max acceleration: 0.637g
100-0km/h braking: 3.17 seconds at 40.18 metres*
Max deceleration: -1.081g
Decibel at idle: 38*
Peak decibel at 60-100km/h: 78*
Priced from: $36,000

* Figures as tested by PerformanceDrive on the day. Factory claims may be different

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