Particularly in battery technology, will make them even more attractive.”
be somewhat lower.
The smaller battery still has a very good official range: somewhat shy of 200 miles. Again, in theory, enough to get you from, say, Lisburn to Dublin Airport and back (180 miles) on a single charge.
Incidentally, Hyundai says the range is calculated using the more stringent WLTP economy test and should be more comparable to real-world situations than the old method. However, these are still unlikely to reflect your exact experience and needs.
behind the steering wheel.
The system recuperates additional energy when possible. Key information about the car’s driving performance and energy usage are displayed on a seven-inch supervision cluster and in a head-up display in the driver’s line of sight.
All Electric models come with a high level of standard safety features, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) Lane Keep Assist (LKA), and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tyre pressure display.
TRIM LEVELS The Electric follows a not-unfa- miliar Hyundai range offering, with four trim levels: SE, two Premium models depending on battery size and a Premium SE range-topper.
Kicking off the range is the Kona Electric SE 39kwh, with equipment including a 7’’ display including DAB, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, rear parking sensors with rear view camera, Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel controls and a leather steering wheel
Next up is the Kona Electric Premium with additional equipment including the likes of privacy glass, LED rear lamps, front parking sensors, auto dimming rear mirror and automatic windscreen wipers, 8” touchscreen display audio system with Navi- gation, a Krell audio system with 8 speakers and wireless charging for compatible devices.
The Electric Premium is available with two drivetrains; the 39kwh battery with 100kw motor providing 136PS, or the 64kwh battery with 150kw motor with 204PS, which is the one that delivers the near-300 mile range.
The range-topping Kona Electric Premium SE 64kwh adds additional equipment to the Premium including LED headlamps with High Beam Assist (HBA), static cornering lights and head up display.
Additional enhancements over the Premium specification include leather seat facings, electrically adjustable and heated/ ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.
A two-tone roof is available to order as a £420 option on the Premium & Premium SE models.
WHO WOULD BUY ONE? With a price range of £25,995 – £32,795 including the £4,500 government grant (and excluding optional extras), and a benefit-in-kind rate of 13%, the Kona should appeal to a wide range of drivers including families.
It is roomy inside, good to drive and will cut your motoring costs.
All Electric models come with Hyundai’s 5 Year unlimited mileage warranty, roadside assistance package, 5 year annual health check, and 12 Year anti-corrosion warranty.