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70 Hyundai Kona 150kW Premium SE 64kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation includes traffic messaging channel, mapcare, live services and bluelinkBattery status check
Blind spot monitoringBluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
Cruise control - smart adaptive speed control with stop and go functionDigital clock
Drive mode selectorDriver attention alert system
Driver's supervision instrument cluster with 7" TFT displayeCall emergency call system
Forward collision warningFront parking sensor
Head up DisplayIntelligent speed limit warning
Lane follow assistLane keep assist
Parking system with rear camera and guidance systemPAS
Rear cross traffic alertRear parking sensor
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android autoSmartphone wireless charging plate
Windscreen washer fluid sensor and warning indicator 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioKrell premium audio system with 8 speakers and subwoofer
RDS radio with MP3 playerSteering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensorBlack grille with chrome surround
Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors and handles
Door mirror integrated indicatorsElectric front/rear windows with drivers one touch/anti-trap
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Full LED headlightsHigh beam assist
LED daytime running lightsLED rear lights
Painted anthracite body garnishPositioning Lights - LED
Power folding door mirrorsPrivacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
Rear spoiler with integrated LED brake lightRoof rails
Silver skid platesSolar glass with windscreen shade band
Static Cornering lights 

Interior Features

60/40 split folding rear seat7 pin charging cable
Adjustable head restraintsAutomatic climate control with defog system for front windscreen
CCS Combo rapid charge port (50kW)Centre interior light
Chrome interior door handlesDoor scuff plate
Driver and passenger front seat pocketsDriver's electric adjustable lumbar support
Driver's seat electric adjustmentsDriver's seat electric height adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrorsFront cup holders
Front interior lightFront passenger's seat electric adjustments
Front passenger's seat electric height adjustmentHeated front seats
Heated outer rear seatsHeated steering wheel
Height/reach adjustable steering columnIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Leather upholsteryLeather wrapped steering wheel
Luggage compartment lightingLuggage compartment undertray
Luggage hooksLuggage net
Parcel shelfRear centre armrest
Rear centre console with air ventsSunglasses holder
USB charger in centre consoleVentilated front seats

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsAirbags - front, front side and curtain airbags
Anti-lock brake systemAutonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition
Childproof rear door locksDownhill brake control
EBD + Brake AssistElectric parking brake
Electronic stability controlFasten seatbelt reminder
Front seatbelt pretensionersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Regenerative brake shift paddlesTraction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system with individual tyre pressure display 

Security

Alarm/immobiliserDeadlocks
Folding keyLocking wheel nuts
Remote central lockingSmart key with keyless entry and engine start/stop button

Technical

Battery heaterVehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh64Battery Charge Slow kW2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-95Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)1860
Battery Charge Fast kW7Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)575Battery Charge Rapid kW50
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-80Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)75
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km14.3NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles278
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage125000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City11.2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb15.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City5.5WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb4
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City619WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb452
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City385WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb280.9

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Engine CodeZG
Gears1 SPEEDTransmissionAUTO

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power204Coin Description64kWh
Coin SeriesPremium SEGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0727AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years5Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT291Engine Torque - MKG40.3
Engine Torque - NM395Top Speed104

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1570Length4180
Wheelbase2600Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2070 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2170Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1114
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)332Max. Loading Weight485
Max. Roof Load80Minimum Kerbweight1685
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai's Kona Electric re-defined the market for affordable EVs. Does it still? Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

No manufacturer is more invested in the whole concept of clean automotive mobility than Hyundai. The brand has eco-petrol, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and even hydrogen fuel cell options in its current range. And of course, some full-electric battery-powered models. Here's perhaps the most appealing of them, the Kona Electric, now usefully improved.

Background

Prior to this Hyundai's arrival, the full-electric car market was pretty much divided into a couple of kinds of contender. There were relatively affordable ones, like the Nissan LEAF, developed steadily to the point where their lithium-ion batteries can offer up to around 180 miles on a good day. Or for around twice the money, buyers can graduate to the more sophisticated battery technology that luxury models use - cars like the Jaguar I-PACE, the Audi e-tron, the Mercedes EQC and various Teslas. With these, a driving range of around 300 miles or more is the norm. This Kona's chief selling point is that it can potentially offer the kind of range you'd get in a luxury EV for the kind of price you'd pay for a more affordable one. As selling points go, that's a pretty strong one, though unfortunately for Hyundai, it isn't an exclusive attribute. All the same engineering that features in this car can also be found for a similar price in its cousins, the Kia e-Niro and the Kia Soul EV. This Kona EV then, needed a little more than advanced battery tech to set itself apart - which may have been delivered with the more eye-catching styling of this improved version. Let's put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

There are no significant dynamic changes here; there didn't really need to be. The way this car hurls itself away from rest is pretty surprising the first time you experience it. Once you understand the drive dynamics here though, the rush of blood to the head that this Hyundai gets every time you press the loud pedal with any real vigour is only to be expected. There's a lot more pulling power than would be generated by an equivalent combustion engine - 395Nm of torque - and all of it's delivered to you right from the get-go, rather than building, as it would do with a fossil-fuelled powerplant. 62mph from rest takes 9.7s in the entry-level 39kWh version, which has a reasonable WLTP-rated 180 mile driving range between charges. But most Kona Electric customers are going to want the 64kWh variant, which manages a WLTP-rated range of 279 miles. Conserving that driving range requires careful management of the energy regenerative process that kicks in when you come off the throttle. Like some other Evs, this one provides you with paddleshifters behind the steering wheel that allow you to either intensify or reduce the regenerative braking feel. Alternatively, you can automise things using a 'Smart Regenerative Braking System' that constantly calculates the optimum level of braking regeneration, based on the positioning of vehicle ahead. On the open road, this car struggles a little with weight (it's 300kgs heavier than a conventional Kona) but the even distribution of the battery pack across the floor plan helps with handling and a more advanced independent rear suspension set-up has allowed the engineers to deliver a decent quality of ride.

Design and Build

Visual changes here are relatively minor but combine to give a much sleeker appearance. There's a restyled version of the closed front grille (probably the original model's least successful visual feature). And restyled daytime running lights and there are smarter, sharper headlights with multifaceted reflector technology. Length has increased by 25mm. As before, it helps that the EV model in question here is a high-riding SUV, so the batteries can be packaged in more easily without affecting cabin space, spread across the floorplan for a low centre of gravity, as they would be in a Tesla. Inside, the main change is the adoption of a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. The centre-dash infotainment screen is either 8-inches or 10.25-inches in size depending on spec. And there's Hyundai's latest Bluelink telematics system, plus the usual 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. Along with mapping functionality that integrates into range read-outs and helps you to locate nearby charging stations. As before, an aircraft-style silver-trimmed centre console incorporates the 'shift-by-wire' push-button controls for the single-speed auto gearbox. And additionally includes a useful extra storage area in its lower section. And in the rear? Well it's in this part of the car that you're likely to be most keenly reminded that you've bought an SUV based on a supermini-sized platform, rather than that of a family hatchback. The same applies to the capacity of the 332-litre boot.

Market and Model

What Hyundai's EV competitors were expecting with the original version of this model was a fairly straightforward proposition: an on the road price in the £33,000-£35,000 bracket, battery capacity around 40kWh and 180 miles of WLTP-rated driving range. And indeed, that's almost precisely what's delivered by the base 39.2kWh version of this Kona Electric, which is offered in two guises, 'SE' and plusher 'Premium', with an extra cost of £1,850 to go from one to the other. What the market wasn't expecting was the version of this Kona Electric that that most original customers for this model chose, the 64kWh variant that almost all customers of this battery-powered model will want. With this top derivative, there's 279 miles of WLTP-rated range for around £39,000 (if you go for a 'Premium'-trimmed model) or around £41,500 (if you go for the top 'Premium SE' variant). All the prices we've just quoted you include subtraction of the £3,000 government grant provided towards purchase of full-EV vehicles. This improved model includes a range of extra camera safety features, including Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. Another feature new to this model is Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), which alerts the driver if they do not react fast enough when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving. Further new safety features include Safe Exit Warning (SEW) and Rear Seat Alert (RSA). SEW warns passengers intending to exit the vehicle if it is not yet safe to do so. RSA is a door-checker feature that recognises if the rear doors have been opened prior to departing.

Cost of Ownership

As usual with an EV, you get plenty of cabin screen options to allow you to plan your route around your remaining available charge. When it's depleted, you'll be able to recharge your Kona Electric to 80% of capacity in just 75 minutes if you can find a 50kW DC CCS charging point. Most of the time though, you'll be charging this Hyundai overnight using a 7kW wallbox that you'll have to pay a little extra to get installed in your garage. In the 64kWh model. You can revive the cells from empty in this way in around 9.5 hours (which would use around £9 of electricity at current rates). It would take just over six hours if you were to go for the 39kWh model. Of course, to maximise your driving range, you're going to need to make copious use of the various driving aids Hyundai provides. There's a power meter driving gauge to the left of the speedometer in the instrument binnacle and the idea here being to keep the needle in the 'Charge' band as often as possible. There's also a 'Driving Style' section in the trip computer screen that can display to the left of the instrument binnacle and award you percentage readings for 'Economical', 'Normal' and 'Dynamic' progress.

Summary

The looks of this Kona Electric are much improved in this revised form, but it's appeal remains much as before. Strengths include the kind of relatively usable driving range that would make it almost usable as an only car. Better still, we've found here that the claimed range isn't so far away from what's actually achievable in everyday use. In a Peugeot e-2008, you'd get a classier interior. In a Nissan LEAF, you'd get more rear seat passenger space. But both those cars are completely trounced by the driving range this Kona Electric can offer in its higher output form. Which is something that only this car's Kia cousins can match for the price. This Kona though, has wider appeal. Enough to take it mainstream? Probably not. It won't be on sale in large enough numbers for a start. But it's a clear signpost to an all-electric future. And that makes it a very important car indeed.

Performance
80%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£469
Deposit£5000
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.62%
Cash price£34,998
Credit amount£29,998
Guaranteed future value£15,919
Total amount payable£42,962
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge10.47p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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