Hyundai Kona Electric. The Hyundai Kona Electric is a small, fully electrically powered SUV. But the Kona Electric also offers a range of up to 482 kilometers and up to 204 hp. In addition to its design and features, these are two more good reasons to think about electric driving. What else the electric Kona has to offer is explained in my driving report of the Long Range version of the new Hyundai Kona Electric from Oslo.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Technical Details of our Test Car:
Car: Hyundai Kona Electric
Battery: 64 kW/h
Engine: Permanentmagnet-Synchronelectricmotor
Max. Power: 150 kW (204 PS)
Max. Torque: 395 Nm
V-Max: 167 km/h
Acceleration: 0-100 km /h: 7.6 s

Progressive design

The All-New Kona Electric adopts the expressive-looking and powerful front from the regular Kona. The key design differentiator is the closed grille which gives a clean and stylish appearance, while also enhancing aerodynamics. Another characteristic element of the front design is the Composite Light enhancing the visual impact, with the LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights. The Kona Electric’s two-tone roof and the choice of seven distinctive exterior colours underline the personal style of its driver.

Electric drive feeling

A special feature of the All-New Kona Electric is the shift-by-wire operation module which enables an intuitive operation of the electric powertrain. The adjustable regenerative braking system allows the driver to adjust the intensity of the regenerative braking by using the paddle shifts behind the steering wheel. The system recuperates additional energy when possible. Keeping the left pedal held, the driver can even bring the vehicle to a full stop – without use of the brakes. In combination with the radar sensor, the smart regenerative braking system will even automatically control the regenerative braking in accordance to the traffic ahead.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Connected and caring

The All-New Kona Electric offers a wide range of connectivity features, such as the infotainment system which integrates navigation, media and connectivity features, e.g. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Wireless Charging. The new eco-model in Hyundai’s line-up is equipped with the company’s latest active safety and driving assistance technologies, called SmartSense: Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Collision Warning including Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning and Lane Following Assist.

Drivers also benefit from the large 7-inch supervision cluster, which displays key information about the car’s driving performance and, in addition, the combiner head-up display shows relevant driving information directly to the driver’s line of sight.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Source: http://quickcarreview.com


title : Hyundai Kona Electric – video review
updated : June 24th, 2019
updated_iso8601 : 2019-06-24T15:27:46+01:00
author : Ale Marino