Hyundai Kona Electric: The new era of ‘Electric SUVs For All’
By: Sushant on | 5 minutes read
Hyundai Kona electric SUV
Hyundai motor company is one of the most popular car brands in the world. However, Hyundai has now forayed into the electric vehicles segment. The path-breaking design of Hyundai makes Hyundai Kona electric SUV unique on its own. The new expressive design of the Hyundai Kona creates its own identity.
Hyundai Kona electric: Distinctive design
The distinctive design features like the sleek closed front grille and LED headlights that create an individual character. The 17” alloy wheels are sleek and stylish. As a result, there is a large improvement in the style and performance.
Seven colors along with three contrast roof color themes give more ability to personalize according to individual preferences. The interiors are roomy and welcoming. The 373 L trunk capacity creates more space for the cargo. The high level of quality and attention-to-detail on interior design creates more comfort and convenience. In addition, the power front seats with heating and ventilation along with a heated steering wheel adds more to the comfort.
Hyundai Kona electric: Powerful performance
The Kona electric has powerful electric motor churning out 150 kW max output. It can go from 0-100km/h in just 7.6 seconds. The maximum range of the SUV is 482 km with the top speed of 167km/h. The all-electric power-train gives 395Nm of instant torque. Hence, it’s quick and fun to drive.
Furthermore, you can choose your own driving range by selecting from two battery versions. The 39.2 kWh version gives you 312kms range and 64kWh version gives you 482kms range. The fast charging functionality can charge the battery in 54minutes. The normal charging time is 9 hours and 35 minutes.
Hyundai Kona electric features
Hyundai Kona electric comes with a shift-by-wire technology. So you can change the gears i.e. forward, neutral and reverse on a press of a button. The electric parking brake is also present in the same cluster. The cluster is located conveniently in the central console. So, changing the gears is no more a hassle.
The new 7” instrument cluster provides the right information on the go. At a single glance, you can see the battery levels and energy flow. So, you can simply workout about how your driving behavior is influencing the driving range.
In addition, The Head-up display (HUD) shows important information in your line of sight. So, no more distractions for the driver. It projects important information like navigation, speed, and commands. The display projects information clearly to the driver so that s/he can drive safely without missing out on important information. Thus, the distraction-free driving helps to avoid accidents.
Hyundai Kona electric: Smart technology for smarter driving
Kona electric features smart technologies like adjustable regenerative braking and smart regenerative braking. Adjustable regenerative braking system optimizes the braking to utilize regenerative capacity to the fullest. Besides, it maintains a healthy state of charge in the system. In addition, the driver can change the level of regenerative braking by paddle shifters.
In smart regenerative braking system, radar sensor automatically controls a level of regenerative braking according to the traffic ahead. Furthermore, smart regenerative braking also detects the vehicle movement i.e. whether it is moving downhill or uphill and adjusts itself accordingly to increase the overall efficiency.
The adaptive smart cruise control (ASCC) is another important stress-reducing technology. In this technology, the Kona maintains the set distance with the vehicle moving ahead. The system automatically increases and decrease the speed within the preset limits in accordance with the moving traffic.
So, this technology is very useful in the “stop” and “go” traffic condition. The vehicle comes to a stand-still when the traffic stops. However, once traffic moves again, the motors automatically start after a slight push on the accelerator. Hence, the system maintains the required distance; reducing the stress of the driver.
Music and navigation on the go
The 7 inch LCD display of the audio system supports Apple car-play and Android auto. The KRELL sound system provides state-of-the-art sound quality. You also get an option of 8-inch navigation system with integrated audio and subscription services like weather, live traffic etc. The wireless phone charging (QI Standard) is also available in the central console. Hence, it is easy to charge the supported phone wirelessly.
Hyundai Kona Electric: The new era of ‘Electric SUVs For All’ was last modified: July 16th, 2018Sushant
Sushant is an entrepreneur, marketing consultant, and an auto-enthusiastic blogger. He regularly publishes specific articles on the latest happenings in automotive technology. When not writing a blog, he engages in his other ventures or goes on long-distance motorcycle rides.