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2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

Hyundai KONA Electric it's the first fully-electric compact SUV crossover to be offered for sale in Europe and here today. I'm at Hyundai. In Peterborough to tell you about this amazing Electric Car.

Let's start with the most important question for a lot of people. 
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

How far can you go before I have to recharge the battery? 

The Hyundai KONA 2020 comes with a choice of two battery capacities a 39-kilowatt-hour with a range of 180 miles or a larger 64-kilowatt-hour with a range of up to 279 miles.

With these distances between charges, the KONA Electric makes electric car ownership a viable option for most drivers the days of "range anxiety" are truly at an end.

A quick note about these range figures they have been achieved in the recently introduced WLTP tests which are tougher than the previous NEDC tests and should better represent real-world driving. As with any vehicle, these are subject to driving style and conditions.

So what happens when you need to recharge the battery? 

Well, that couldn't be any easier simply open the charging port at the front next to the Hyundai logo and plug in the supplied charging cable and that's it!

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

How long it takes to charge depends on the battery fitted to the KONA? 

Using a 50-kilowatt rapid charger the 39-kilowatt-hour can reach up to 80% in just 50 minutes, the 64-kilowatt-hour can reach up to 80% in 75 minutes.

If you are charging your car at home using the 7-kilowatt charger, the smaller battery version of the 2020 Hyundai KONA Electric takes about 6 hours to fully charge, the larger battery version takes around 9.5 hours.

There are almost 20,000 publicly accessible charging points in the UK according to Zap-Map, and this number is increasing all the time. You should never struggle to find somewhere to plug in your KONA.

Most EV owners simply charge their car at home over-night and with the longer ranges achievable by the KONA Electric, the need to use public charging points is reduced. There is currently a grant of up to £500 available from the government towards the cost of installing a charging point at your home.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Warranty

Like every Hyundai, the KONA Electric comes with a 5-year Unlimited Mileage Warranty for added peace of mind. Additionally, the high-performance lithium-ion polymer battery is warranty protected for 8 years or 125,000 miles, whichever comes first.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

KONA Electric Exterior Design

Hyundai KONA Electric has many of the same styling elements as the internal combustion engine versions of the KONA. At both the front and rear you will find wrap-around cladding that not only creates a muscular, 'ready for anything' appearance but also helps to protect the car's bodywork.

The car's sleek profile, featuring short rear overhangs and 'wing' type bumper gives the car a dynamic appearance, providing an impression of forwarding motion even when the car is standing still.

However, there are some subtle differences that help the KONA Electric stand out from its petrol- and diesel-powered cousins. The most noticeable of these is the closed grille at the front which creates both a unique look and improves aerodynamics to increase range.

Aerodynamics are further enhanced thanks to air curtains in the front bumper to reduce turbulence in the wheel arch area and the rear spoiler.

All Hyundai KONA models are fitted with LED rear lights and daytime running lights as standard while selected models get the latest full LED headlight technology.

Longitudinal roof bars are fitted for added practicality, allowing for the fitting of items such as roof boxes or cycle carriers, perfect for active lifestyles. As a final touch, silver accents along the bottom of the doors add style and sophistication to the design.

All models have 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, adding to the cars bold appearance. There is a choice of 6 exterior colors as well as the option to choose a contrasting color for the roof and door mirrors.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

Hyundai KONA Electric Interior

Hyundai KONA Keyless entry is standard across the range, allowing you to unlock the doors and start the engine without having to get the keys out of your pocket or bag.

Inside you will find the same high-quality, stylish interior as fitted to the internal combustion-engined KONA but with one unique difference.

The center console, which houses the controls for transmission as well as the electronic handbrake cocoons the driver and provides a highly useful storage area underneath.

A 7-inch display replaces the standard instrument cluster and displays information such as speed, battery charge level, energy flow, and driving mode. The color of the display and the information shown changes depending on the driving mode selected.

All Hyundai KONA models are fitted with automatic climate control as standard simply select your perfect temperature and let the system do the rest.

There is plenty of adjustment in the front seats and steering wheel, allowing everyone to find a comfortable position.

The front seats of the Premium SE offer 8-way electric adjustment as well as three-levels of heating and ventilation to suit different weather conditions plus there's a heated steering wheel to keep your hands warm.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

2020 KONA Electric Technology

It's not only the powertrain that's high-tech the 2020 Hyundai KONA Electric offers the very latest in-car connectivity and satellite navigation features.

Hyundai KONA CarPlay

The 7-inch touchscreen system has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity allowing seamless integration between the car and your mobile device and enabling many of your smartphone's functions to be controlled via the car's touchscreen. The screen also displays the image from the car's rearview camera when reversing.

The 8-inch touchscreen on high specification models offers the same functionality as the smaller version plus satellite navigation with a free 7-year subscription to LIVE services offering real-time traffic, weather and speed camera information as well as online point-of-interest search.

KONA Satellite Navigation System

Also, the Hyundai KONA satellite navigation system comes with Hyundai's unique Mapcare service which promises free map and software updates for at least 10 years.

To make sure your mobile device never runs low on power, there is a built-in Qi wireless charging pad on selected models to recharge your phone without cables subject to devise compatibility.

Krell Sound System

Your favorite driving soundtrack will never have sounded better thanks to the high-end Krell sound system found on selected KONA Electric models.

Featuring 8 speakers including a 45 watt per channel and a 200-millimeter subwoofer the system offers a crystal-clear sound even at higher volumes.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

Reliability Practically

Buying an electric vehicle doesn't mean you have to compromise on space.

Inside the Hyundai KONA, there's generous space in the boot, 332 liters with the rear seats in place while the wide-opening rear hatch and low load height make packing hassle-free. It's also simple to reconfigure the boot space - at the pull of a lever, you can fold the rear seats flat making space for 1,114 liters of cargo.

There is room for 5 people in the KONA Electric with plenty of space here in the back and a surprising amount of legroom for a compact crossover, there are some useful storage spaces through the cabin, so you can keep odds-and-ends tidy and out of the way.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

Safety and Features 

The 2020 Hyundai KONA Electric is packed with safety equipment all part of Hyundai's SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies allowing the car to comply with the highest European Safety Standards.

KONA Electric Features included:

1. Smart Adaptive Speed Control with Stop & Go function,

2. Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection,

3. Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist, 

4. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, 

5. Driver Attention Warning and Speed Limit Information Function. 

The KONA Electric is built using high-strength steel creating a rigid construction and the car is fitted with a total of 6 airbags to protect passengers in the event of an accident.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

KONA Electric Driving Experience

So, what's the Hyundai KONA Electric like when you head out on the road? Well, the first word that comes to mind is easy. Simply press the 'Drive' button and push your foot on the accelerator and off you go.

Because there's no engine running or no traditional gears it's quiet, smooth and refined driving the KONA Electric is a really relaxing experience.

All models are fitted with RADAR controlled cruise control which keeps a fixed distance between you and the car in front without you constantly need to adjust your speed.

The KONA system will even bring the car to a full stop if required and will start again at the push of a button returning to the speed previously selected. This takes a lot of stress out of long journeys and driving in heavy traffic.

2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features
2020 Hyundai KONA Electric Features

KONA Performance

The Hyundai KONA performance may come as a surprise and all of the torque, or pulling power, is available instantly. So the KONA Electric pulls away very swiftly from a standstill.

Ans the 64-kilowatt-hour battery version is positively quick, with the equivalent of 204 PS of power it can travel from 0 to 62 miles per hour into 7.6 seconds that's only 1.2 seconds slower than the 250 PS version of the i30N hot hatch!

KONA Electric is fitted with a regenerative braking system that recharges the battery as the vehicle slows down you can control how strong the regenerative effect is by using the paddles on the steering wheel at the strongest level most driving can be done without having to touch the brake pedal.

Put the system into automatic mode and the system utilizes the on-board radar sensor to automatically control the level of regenerative braking to react to the traffic ahead. It also detects if you're going up or downhill and adjusts accordingly.

When you arrive at your destination, parking is simple as all Hyundai KONA models are fitted with rear parking sensors and a rear parking camera. Selected models are also fitted with front parking sensors making getting into the tightest of spaces a breeze.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at the 2020 KONA Electric if you would like to find out more, please revisit our website I highly recommend that you take a test drive to experience the joys of electric motoring for yourself the next few days.