Hyundai Kona Hybrid running costs

As one of the most economical hybrid SUVs on sale, the Hyundai Kona Hybrid should make your money go further

Insurance group Warranty Service interval 2019/20 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
TBC TBC  1yr/10,000 miles   from £990 / £1,980

With CO2 emissions of 90 or 99g/km depending on trim level (the Premium and Premium SE models get larger, less economical wheels), the Kona Hybrid attracts a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax rating of between 22% and 23%. For 2020/21, this will fall slightly to 21% and 22% respectively.

This means 20%-rate taxpayers will see annual bills starting from £990 for a Kona Hybrid Premium, rising to £1,035 for a Premium SE cars. In 2020/21, this will become £945 and £990 respectively, with BiK ratings of 21 and 22%. Due to their higher list prices, the Kia Niro and Toyota C-HR are slightly more expensive in this regard, despite their lower CO2 rating.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid insurance group

Insurance groupings haven't been confirmed for the Kona Hybrid just yet. The slightly less expensive petrol version of the Kona in Premium SE trim sits in group 10, so we’d expect the Kona Hybrid to be in a slightly higher group given its higher list price.

The Kona’s main rival – the Kia Niro – sits across groups 11 to 13, so the Kona Hybrid should cost around the same to insure.

Warranty

The Hyundai Kona Hybrid is sold with a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty. This isn’t quite as impressive as the seven-year/100,000-mile deal that’s offered with the Kia Niro, but it’s still rather good.

Servicing

Hyundai recommends servicing the Kona Hybrid every year or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Road tax

As a hybrid, the Kona Hybrid is classified as an ‘alternatively fuelled vehicle’, and qualifies for a small Vehicle Excise Duty (VED, also called road tax) discount. Given the car’s CO2 emissions, first-year VED is £120, followed by annual bills of £135: in both cases, a non-hybrid petrol car would cost £10 more.