Hyundai has launched its new Kona SUV, with the promise of providing more space than the previous model.

Customers will have a choice of petrol, hybrid and electric cars, but the electrics can tow no more than 750kg, so they’re unlikely to appeal to caravanners.

The 141hp hybrid looks the most likely tow car, balancing weight, performance and economy, things we always look for when searching for the best caravan tow car. The hybrid tow car has a kerbweight of 1410-1525kg, giving an 85% match figure of 1199-1296kg. The towing limit is 1300kg.

The new Kona is 145mm longer and 25mm wider than the old car, with an extra 60mm between the front and rear wheels. That should help Hyundai address the cramped rear seats of the previous model.

Hyundai offers the Kona in four spec levels. Advance trim is the entry point to the range, with 17-inch alloys (18-inch on the hybrid), height adjustment for both front seats, dual-zone climate control, and front and rear parking sensors with a rear-view camera.

An infotainment system with dual 12.3-inch screens and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard. Ultimate spec adds more technology and luxury, while the N Line and N Line S have sportier looks as well as extra kit. We’ve already asked Hyundai for a car with a towball, so that we can take it for a thorough test.

  • Price: From £25,795
  • Kerbweight: 1295-1525kg
  • 85% match: From 1101kg
  • Max towing weight: 1200-1300kg

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