2022 Hyundai Kona Electric (EV) 0-100km/h & motor sound
This is the latest face lifted version. The new design gives it a sleeker front end. But, aside from that, it looks pretty much the same as the first model announced a few years ago. Its now one of a handful of small electric car options available on the market in australia, going up against the likes of the mazda mx 30, the mg zs ev and even the nissan leaf to some degree. The external size and proportions are pretty much identical to the regular petrol powered kona. However, underneath this gets, the multi link rear suspension setup, which is only featured on the all wheel, drive versions of the petrol model. You can also see the big battery pack mounted under the floor, which contributes to a reduction in ground clearance by 20 millimeters over the regular petrol model. Also new for the updated version is a set of freshly designed 17 inch alloy wheels. These now feature michelin tyres compared with the previous nexon tyres. Not only do they provide more grip, they also increase the official range which jumps from 449 kilometers before to 484 kilometers. The interior maintains its blend of practicality and user friendliness, with a decent dose of premium. Feel considering this is the elite variant and not the top spec highlander, its quite a luxurious place to be, and we guess it should be. For a 60 grand small suv up on the dash is hyundais latest 10.25 inch touchscreen system. While the driver views another 10.
25 inch screen. We, like the additional storage around the center console on the ev, compared with the petrol models, especially that large area underneath rear seat space remains pretty tight for this segment and its a shame. There are no rear climate vents, but there is a charging port and phone holder as well as cup and bottle holders. You do have to sacrifice some boot space in the electric model in this elite trim. For example, the petrol model offers 374 litres or up to 11 56 litres with the rear seats folded. As for the power, it continues to come from a 65 kilowatt hour battery, which feeds a single 150 kilowatt electric motor. At the front, axle charging is done via a type 2 or ccs2. Socket performance is very impressive. No doubt, thanks to the huge ‘5 newton meter, talk figure which is available instantly.