Go for the cheapest, 39kwh Kona Electric SE and you’ll get a 7.0in touchscreen intotainment system that, despite offering smartphone mirroring, doesn’t have a fitted navigation system. For some, without an easy way to locate and navigate to a nearby charging station, that probably wouldn’t be an EV in which to take on a long journey.
Our top-spec 64kwh Premium SE test car had Hyundai’s 8.0in system, as well as a nine-speaker Krell premium audio system, a DAB radio, a Qi wireless smartphone charging pad and a factory navigation system – all as standard.
The system is a bit unresponsive but still easy to use, with navigation mapping rendered with good detail and decent clarity.
It’s a connected system that provides live traffic, weather and other information, but it relies on your phone’s data connection – and the detail it gives you on nearby charging stations could be better.
The audio system sounds fairly strong, but we’ve heard plenty better for similar money.