2021 Hyundai Kona launched in Malaysia, Priced from RM 146,888

2021 Hyundai Kona launched in Malaysia, Priced from RM 146,888

Hyundai Malaysia has launched the 2021 Hyundai Kona today. 2 variants are available, namely the Hyundai Kona 1.6 Turbo and the Hyundai Kona N Line.

Both variants are fully-imported from Korea (CBU) and price starts at RM 146,888 for the Hyundai Kona 1.6 Turbo and RM 156,888 for the Kona N Line.

Powering the Hyundai Kona (both variants) is a 1.6-litre turbo engine (SmartStream G1.6 T-GDi) capable of 198 PS @6,000 rpm and 265 Nm @ 1,600 – 4,500 rpm. All power is transferred to the front wheels via a 7-speed DCT.

RM10k more expensive, the Hyundai Kona N Line has:


  1. N Line-specific bumpers
  2. A dedicated N Line interior (Red stitching, metal pedals, and N emblems on the steering wheel, gear knob and seats)
  3. Ventilated and heated seat function (first row)
  4. Twin tailpipe exits
  5. 18-inch variant-specific alloy wheels
  6. Special colours: Surfy Blue, Dive in Jeju, Ignite Flame, Pulse Red, and Misty Jungle
LHD model pictured

Both the 1.6 Turbo and N Line get the following standard features:


  1. 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  2. 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  3. Electric parking brake
  4. Ambient lighting system with centre cup holder illumination
  5. Automatic climate control
  6. Power-adjustable driver seat
  7. Leather upholstery in black or light beige

Both variants are also equipped with Hyundai Smart Sense ADAS which includes:


  1. Camera-based Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  2. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  3. Rear Seat Alert (RSA) (in case you forget your child in the back)
  4. Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BSM)
  5. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  6. Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go (ACC)
  7. High Beam Assist (HBA)
  8. Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Arif Chan
With a deep interest and relevant experiences in the automotive industry, Arif writes about everything automotive. His employment history includes being an automotive engineer, a highway engineer, an alternative-fuel researcher, and a motoring journalist.