Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
3 minute read
15 Jul 2021
7:30 am

Facelift Hyundai Kona offers good value for money

Mark Jones

Entry-level 2.0 Executive the money pick offering a surprisingly decent CVT mated to a capable 110 kW engine.

Hyundai Kona in N Line trim

Last week, my colleague Charl Bosch brought you all the nitty gritty details of the facelift Hyundai Kona range. This week, I managed to get a drive in two of the three models that are currently available, the 2.0 Executive IVT and the 1.6 T-GDI Executive DCT. I jumped into the 2.0 Executive first and to be honest, this was the derivative that I was least looking forward to driving. I hate Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT). I don’t care for all the claimed reasons like better efficiency and cost that are offered up by the manufacturers that use them in...