The Kona Electric from Hyundai has always followed the standard template of the compact crossover. With a body that looks slightly like a box, it has secured enough room to accommodate a small family. At the same time, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric looks compact enough from the outside sporting a cute look that goes well with the electric version. It will usually drive as a four-wheel-drive, but the electric version is available only as front-wheel-drive.
The Impressive Exterior
At the Selma Hyundai dealer showroom we couldeasily spot the 2019 Electric version of HyundaiKona from its smooth front and a fake radiator grille that gives the exterior look sophisticated and clean. On both the sides, the sleek doors create an optical illusion of a whirlpool that is quite mesmerizing. The roofline bends lower at the rear end protruding a little to attain a stylized shape.
The Cozy Interior and Infotainment
The interior platform of the 2019 Electric Kona is entirely new from that of its 2WD and AWD petrol and diesel versions. The seats are both fan-cooled and heated as per your requirement, while the driver enjoys a heated steering wheel. That really helps on an EV as it takes much less power to cool or warm up the hands, through the climate control.
To fit the battery perfectly under the floor and near the rear seat, it has used the space cleverlyso that it doesn’t curb down the passenger or cargo volume by any chance. The high-voltage electronics, the motor and the cooling system all are organized well neatly under the bonnet.
The fascia and the console look unique in the 2019 Electric version of the Hyundai Kona. The control panels have a matt-metallic finish that gives it a state-of-the-art look, while all the control switches are logically arranged to make them easily accessible by the driver from the two-storied center console. The native navigation of the car is on the left. There is a hi-fi connectivity option in the Electric Kona by Krell.
Like a decent EV, the 2019 Kona accelerates right at the moment the vehicles stand at the crease. It starts the moment you touch the pedal and keeps running without letting any bump hinder the movement. It does not feel like driving with an auto transmission where any change of ratio will bring any step-by-step change in the process of acceleration. Rather, it is just like driving at one single gear, with which the acceleration moves towards taking the maximum speed, a speed that might appear to be too high for the road.
The Drive Range
At the Selma Hyundai dealership the experts said that most people generally charge their electric cars overnight at home.And till now people don’t tend to commute more than 100km in a day. Understanding this basic requirement the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric can be charged on a CCS rapid charger, that can run beyond 400km with a single charge that takes a little more than an hour.