The new generation of the electric Hyundai Kona is also preparing to debut on the Italian market. The new model, as we know, is proposed with two powertrains that offer different power and autonomy.
DESIGN AND INTERIORS
The new electric Hyundai Kona measures 4,355 mm long x 1,825 mm wide x 1,575 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. As we saw in the past at the time of presentation, the design of the new generation is everything new and a lot of work is was carried out to optimize aerodynamics, a fundamental aspect for improving efficiency and therefore consumption. The Cx is by 0.27.
Compared to the previous generation, the space inside the passenger compartment increases thanks to the increase in the wheelbase by 60 mm. We also have 77 mm more legroom and an 11mm increase in headroom for rear passengers. In the second row of seats there is plenty of shoulder space. of 1,402 mm.
Obviously, there is a lot of technology, starting from the presence of the two 12.3-inch screens on the dashboard, one for the instruments and one for the actual infotainment system. There is also support for OTA updates. The trunk has a capacity of of 466 litres.
ENGINES AND RANGE
New Hyundai Kona Electric is proposed in two versions. The first has an electric motor with 114.6 kW and 255 Nm of torque, powered by a battery with a capacity of from 48.4 kWh. Autonomy is of 377 km according to the WLTP cycle. At the top we have the version with 160 kW engine and 255 Nm of torque. This engine is powered by a 65.4 kWh accumulator. The mileage, again according to the WLTP cycle, reaches 514 km (with 17-inch wheels, it drops to 454 km with 19-inch ones). In direct current it is possible to recharge up to a power of 100 kW. In alternating current, however, up to 11 kW.
The new Kona also offers Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology.
For the variant with 48.4 kWh battery there is only the X Line setup with prices from 42,000 euros. Version that can be enriched through some packages such as the Tech Pack which includes Vehicle To Load (V2L) technology. Instead, the 65.4 kWh version is offered from 49,900 euros in the X Class setup which offers better ADAS equipment and also the heat pump as standard.
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