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Hyundai Kona now available in diesel

Hyundai has launched the Kona 1.6 CRDi diesel alongside the existing petrol models and forthcoming electric variant as it reports continued demand for clean diesel engines.

The Hyundai Kona diesel joins the existing petrol variants ahead of the launch of the electric model

The Hyundai Kona diesel joins the existing petrol variants ahead of the launch of the electric model

On sale now, the Kona diesel uses a new 1.6-litre Euro 6d TEMP compliant unit offering 113bhp with a six-speed auto or 134bhp with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. CO2 emissions stand at 111g/km and 114g/km respectively with official combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg and 64.2mpg, and both models are available in SE, Premium and Premium SE trims.

Prices start from £19,750 for the lower-powered manual version in SE trim – this compares to £16,450 for the entry-level 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi manual petrol in the lower-specced S trim.

Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Kona has proved an immediate success, with over 4000 vehicles sold in only eight months. With the introduction of additional powertrains including electric and clean diesel technology, we expect this demand to strengthen even further. Whilst in general the market is reported to be moving away from diesel in the long term, our customer feedback shows that there is still a current demand for efficient and clean diesel engines, a demand that Kona diesel will be perfectly placed to satisfy.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.