Hyundai Kona Electric Review
The new Hyundai Kona Electric is here with prices starting from £27,950 (inc. Plug-in Car Grant). This small electric SUV has been upgraded, offering all the power and efficiency required. Combine this with Hyundai’s cutting-edge technology, and it’s easy to see why the electric Kona is worth shouting about. How does this Hyundai compare to similar electric cars in terms of range and charging though? Let’s find out.
Performance & Range
Firstly, the new Kona Electric 64kWh models have a driving range of up to 300 miles (WLTP). This is a greater range capacity than its key rivals, the Kia e-Niro and Peugeot e-2008. This impressive range is typical of more upmarket and expensive electric cars, so it’s a pleasant surprise. Also, rapid charging from 10-80% is possible in just 47 minutes using a 100 kW DC charging station. Although, as with any electric car, it’s important to note that charging times can vary depending on various factors. Standard charging for the Kona Electric takes 9 hours 15 minutes using the 7.2 kW charger which is reasonable for overnight charging at home.
As for performance, the Hyundai Kona Electric can accelerate from 0-62pmh in 7.9 seconds and has a max speed of 104mph. Undeniably, this isn’t the fastest of cars, although for an electric SUV these figures are very reasonable. In fact, these figures are almost identical to the Kia e-Niro, with the marginal difference essentially unnoticeable.
Design & Features
The new Hyundai Kona Electric is a sleek SUV with an athletic look. This refined model features new LED headlamps, exclusive 17” wheels, as well as new tail lamps. As for the interior, there’s enough room for five adults and the high-quality materials throughout make this car. Depending on the trim level you choose, features such as wireless charging, heated seats and remote climate settings are available. Like all Hyundai models, the Kona comes with a 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty as standard for peace of mind. In addition to this, the electric Kona has a battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
As mentioned before, this electric car features Hyundai’s cutting-edge technology. Upgrades include the latest safety and driving assist features so you can always enjoy a safe drive. Standard safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Hill-start Assist Control, Forward Collision Warning and Anti-lock Brake System. Furthermore, stay connected on your journeys as the Kona Electric features Bluetooth Connectivity with Voice Recognition, plus phone connection. With the top spec Ultimate version, you also get a wireless phone charging pad, Highway Drive Assist and Head Up Display.
The Hyundai Kona Electric will excel the requirements for most EV drivers, especially thanks to the brilliant driving range. Despite this Hyundai model facing strong competitions in its class, we feel the Kona appeals to a wide audience. For an electric SUV, the Hyundai Kona Electric is attractively priced, making it even more appealing. So, it is time to go electric? Get in touch to discover your dream lease car today!