The Hyundai KONA Electric has been awarded Car of the Year for 2019 (technology category) by What Car? Magazine – and with good reason. Smart, efficient and safe, it checks all the boxes for family motoring.
The handsome KONA Electric rides on 17-inch alloy wheels as standard and is crowned with roof rails that provide several load-bearing options. If you need to transport a pair of bikes or surfing equipment, for example, the KONA has you covered. Inside, there’s room for five people, and with 60/40 split-folding rear seats flipped, the vehicle’s 334-litre boot space soon increases to 1,116 litres.
The KONA is installed with an electric 36 kWh battery that offers a power output of 134bhp. This delivers a nippy 0-60mph in approximately 9.7 seconds and produces zero CO2 emissions. An optional 64 kWh battery is also available, developing 202bhp and reaching 60mph from a standstill in roughly 7.4 seconds.
Whichever battery is fitted, the KONA offers a real-world range of 259 miles, which is greater than can be delivered by any other electric automobile, according to tests carried out by What Car? Conveniently, the battery can be charged via a standard mains source, and at any one of thousands of charging stations located around the UK.
The KONA Electric offers a number of innovations depending on the trim you select. For example, you can schedule the vehicle to pre-heat so it’s cosy as soon as you step inside, or access key performance information without taking your eyes off the road thanks to the head-up display.
The model’s solid construction and range of safety equipment contribute to its five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. Hyundai SmartSense incorporates a range of features such as Smart Cruise Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to ensure you, your passengers and pedestrians are kept protected.
Discover the new Hyundai KONA Electric and its many attributes today by booking a test drive with Delgarth Motor Group.