Par­tic­u­larly in bat­tery tech­nol­ogy, will make them even more at­trac­tive.”

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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.

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