The Hyundai Kona (Korean) is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) conveyed by the South Korean producer Hyundai. The Kona showed up in June 2017 and the creation structure was revealed before long. It is arranged between the Venue or Bayon and the Tucson in Hyundai half and half SUV line-up. The electric interpretation called the Kona Electric (or Kona EV) was first dispatched in South Korea on the main portion of 2018 and completed consistently generally a brief time frame later
Turns out that the subcompact Hyundai Kona SUV is a fine justification for an electric vehicle, as the 2022 Kona Electric holds all that we like concerning its gas-controlled accomplice. Maybe more than a four-chamber engine, the Kona Electric is constrained by a 201-hp electric motor, and its gigantic battery pack is valuable for up to 258 miles for each charge. That is key because an EV’s arrival at number is the principal factor in the started up electric vehicle business focus. Chevrolet’s new Bolt EUV passes on an ensured 250-mile range while the Tesla Model Y is helpful for up to 326 miles for each charge. On top of its ferocious surveyed driving, the Kona Electric passes on enthusiastic speed increment, agile managing, and a magnificent standard assurance and free upkeep group.
The Kona Electric gets a styling update for 2022 that joins new front and back watches, new wheel plans, and a change inside that by and by comes standard with a 10.3-inch progressed measure show. The top Ultimate trim has been abstained from for enhancing the game plan to the base SEL and the excess Limited models.
We’d propose the SEL trim with the optional Convenience pack. But the SEL comes really uncommon right out of the entryway, the Convenience pack adds a couple of invaluable components, including a sunroof, a far off PDA charging pad, and warmed front seats.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
A 201-hp electric motor drives the front wheels (all-wheel drive isn’t offered) and is constrained by a 64.0-kWh battery pack. At our test drive, the Kona Electric ran from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, 0.2 second speedier than the standard Kona. In like manner with the customary Kona, the electric version offers lively driving components, which makes it entertaining to rush along a twisty two-way. It doesn’t offer game vehicle level surges, yet for a subcompact SUV it’s persuasive to drive. It also ventures impeccably at street rates and feels liberal and set up because of the profound battery mounted in the floor and its resulting low focal point of gravity.
Strong regenerative dialling back thinks about veritable one-pedal driving and loosens up the driving reach to an attested 258 miles—one mile not by and large the Bolt EV. Pulling the paddles behind the controlling wheel allows the driver to change the level of regen; we slant toward the most strong setting. The Kona Electric can be charged on a 110-volt family outlet, yet we wouldn’t endorse that on a regular basis; a 240-volt outlet is best for home charging, and the Kona Electric similarly can be charged at a DC speedy charging station.
The Kona Electric has procured a joint rating of 120 MPGe from the EPA. In our genuine expressway efficiency testing, however, we recorded only 86 MPGe and 160 miles of driving reach. Be that as it may, this test was directed on a 2019 model in December in our home territory of Michigan, where temperatures can habitually enlist underneath freezing in the colder time of year. We additionally tried a Bolt EV in likewise freezing climate and it conveyed 140 miles of driving reach—far beneath its EPA-evaluated number of 238 miles. For more data about Kona Electric’s efficiency, visit the EPA’s site.
Inside, Comfort, and Cargo
The Kona Electric’s lodge is similar to the one found inside its gas-controlled partner: It’s produced using quality materials, is agreeable, and rich with highlights. The back seat and load region are tight, even by subcompact-hybrid principles, however since the Kona was planned from the start to require a battery pack, there’s no less room inside the Electric than the standard model. The load region is indistinguishable from the ordinary Kona, as well; we fit five portable bags inside with the back seats set up and an aggregate of 15 with the seats collapsed.
Infotainment and Connectivity
All models accompany a touchscreen infotainment framework highlighting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capacity, just as a 10.3-inch reconfigurable advanced measure show; base SEL models accompany a 8.0-inch touchscreen, while moving up to the Limited adds a 10.3-inch show with route. A six-speaker sound framework is standard, while the Limited model accompanies an eight-speaker Infinity sound framework that sounds a lot more extravagant.
Security and Driver-Assistance Features
Vulnerable side observing and computerised crisis slowing down are standard across the range, yet versatile journey control is just presented on the top-spec Limited model. For data about Kona Electric’s accident test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) sites. Key security highlights include:
Computerised crisis slowing down with forward-impact notice
Standard way takeoff admonished with way keeping help
Open adaptable excursion control and walker seeing confirmation
Affirmation and Maintenance Coverage
Hyundai’s guaranteed inclusion is amazing now, and presently it’s surprisingly better as a result of the new expansion of a three-year/36,000-mile free booked upkeep plan. The Kona Electric (and any remaining electric-just vehicles) has no oil or flash attachments to change, so the free booked support incorporates tire pivot, lodge air-channel changes, and a wide range of framework assessments. Adversary EVs like the Bolt EV or the Model 3 can’t contact Hyundai’s standard guarantee contributions. The Kia Niro EV offers comparative guarantee inclusion however no free planned upkeep.
Enthusiastic taking care of, cutthroat assessed driving reach, accompanies a 9 plus-year guarantee.
Cosy back seat traveller space, all-wheel drive not accessible, driving rich experiences in chilly climate.
It offers all that we love about the fuel controlled Kona yet with an electric curve.
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