Hyundai Kona 64 kWh Style

  • Design
  • Space
  • Charging
  • Range
  • Comfort
  • Sound

Design

The bold exterior design catches the eye with muscular sculpted shapes, sleek LED lighting and unique details that highlight the strong Hyundai KONA Electric SUV DNA at its core. The second you get into KONA Electric, you enter the heart of unmatched comfort. Intelligently placed button type Shift-by-wire system, impeccably designed Bridge-type center console; everything has been designed and positioned to make your driving experience as smooth as possible. KONA Electric’s distinctive design language continues throughout the spacious cabin. Complemented by a choice of high quality materials and advanced technology, the premium interior delivers an exceptionally comfortable drive for everyone on board.

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    * Wireless phone charger * Electric Parking Brake * 10-Way power Driver's Seat with Lumber Support * Option of driver only air conditioning * Head-up display * Regenerative braking paddles on steering wheel

A head-up display means you won’t need to take your eyes off the road to see your speed, charge and directions. Paddles behind the steering wheel make it easy to adjust the regenerative braking, improving the range and making driving effortless.

Space

Hyundai Kona car can fit 5 adults comfortably, so even if you're heading out on the longest of journeys nobody will need to stop to stretch their legs. Perfect for a group of friends off on a trip or for a family’s daily use.

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    There's a reasonable amount of space in the front, if not quite as much leg or head room as you'll find in many rivals. Storage space includes a couple of cupholders between the seats and a large hidden cubby below the front centre armrest. There’s also space behind the gearlever that doubles up as the wireless phone-charging pad. The door pockets, meanwhile, are big enough for a couple of small bottles of water but not much more. If you're more than six feet tall, expect your knees to be wedged against the back of the seat in front. There are door pockets are and you only get a rear centre armrest.

You get 60/40 split-folding rear seats as standard – par for the course in the small SUV class. Kona's boot has a relatively wide opening and its split-folding rear seats lie almost flat when folded down. Unlike with some hybrid versions of cars, there's no boot space penalty if you choose the Hybrid Kona.

Charging

The Kona makes everything quick and easy, with the front-facing charging port you'll be able to pull up to any charger without having to remember which side you need to charge from.

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    What if your 2021 Hyundai Kona EV needs time to charge its battery? Charging time for this electric SUV will vary depending on the charger you are using. With the standard Level II 7.2 kW onboard charger, the Kona EV can charge from empty to full in 9 hours and 35 minutes. For faster charging, consider upgrading to the Level III Quick Charge charger. With the 50 kWh Level III Quick Charge, the Kona EV can charge from 0% to 80% in just 75 minutes. If you select the 100 kWh Level III Quick Charge, this electric SUV can reach 80% capacity in only 54 minutes.

Range

Travel up to 415 kilometres on a single charge. The range indicator is also pinpoint accurate so you can be sure you'll get where you need to go.

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    Hyundai Kona's impressive range is thanks to the 64.0 kWh battery installed in 2021 Kona EV. Combining the power of the battery and the Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor, the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV offers 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque.

Comfort

The Kona’s aerodynamic shape makes it look good and feel even quicker off the mark. We personally like the design of the smaller headlights and larger windscreen, allowing you to see greater scope of the road ahead.

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    The driver's seat in the Hyundai Kona is mounted a few centimetres higher than it is in a Seat Arona or Skoda Kamiq, so you feel as though you're behind the wheel of something taller than a regular hatchback. What's more, the driving position is fundamentally sound – the pedals line up neatly with the steering wheel and there's plenty of steering-wheel adjustment. Only SE Connect models miss out on adjustable lumbar support and you get electric seat adjustment if you go for the range-topping Ultimate trim. Seeing out of the front and side of the Kona isn't too difficult because of its relatively thin pillars and tall windows. This is really helpful when you're pulling out of T-junctions and on to roundabouts. When you look back over your shoulder, though, the Kona’s broad rear pillars and small rear screen restrict a lot of your view. Happily, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard across the range. If you go for the Premium or Ultimate trim, you'll get sensors at the front of the car, too.

The Kona's interior is a step behind the Skoda Kamiq’s for quality, with plenty of hard, scratchy plastic on the dashboard and the insides of the doors. The leather on the steering wheel also feels a bit plasticky, but then it's not as though the interior of the Volkswagen T-Roc is in any way plush. At least everything inside the Kona feels sturdily assembled and most of the buttons, switches and dials feel fairly robust.

Sound

The eight-speaker Krell audio system with a subwoofer packs a punch, and you don’t have to turn up the volume too loud as the electric engine rolls along silently.

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    With Style trim level, you get a 10.3in screen with a built-in sat nav function. Either way, you get Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, The graphics are fairly sharp and there's rarely more than a brief pause between you pressing the screen and the system responding. Wireless phone-charging and an eight-speaker Krell sound system are standard with Premium trim. Its sound quality won't blow you away but it lets you crank up the volume when your favourite song comes on the radio, without too much fear of distortion. Overall, apart from the more expensive Audi Q2 and Mini Countryman, the Kona has one of the best infotainment packages in the small SUV class.

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