Starts at: 34,000 $
Review 2022
Hyundai Kona USA

2022 Hyundai Kona EV

  • Sold in the USA: 2019-Present
  • 1st Generation

2022 Hyundai Kona EV Price in the USA:

Kona SEL Starts at: 34,000 $
Limited Starts at: 42,500 $

Hyundai has released its Kona electric crossover in the United States, Canada, and Europe and received minor changes in its features and equipment however the spunky driving range of the Kona makes it among the top in the list of other electric cars. The bigger display screen for infotainment, upgraded battery, and quick acceleration makes it an attractive piece to stay in line with even the toughest competitor like Tesla Model 3.

Trim & Versions: 

The all-new Kona EV is offered in two different trims that include SEL, and the Limited Trim. The powertrain of both trims is the same.   SEL is the base trim of Hyundai Kona EV and is equipped with eight inches display touch screen, smartphone connectivity, and advanced driver’s assistance programs.  Limited trim is upgraded with 10.25 inches touch screen display, Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go, leather-covered seats, & Heated steering wheel. Although the higher trim is equipped with many upgraded features but is offered at a large price as compared to the base trim which is equipped with all essential and latest features and priced at an affordable price too.

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Power Train & Performance:

Hyundai Kona EV is powered by 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer batteries that can be charged from a 356 volts source in 54 minutes when charging it eighty percent by a 100KW source while 50 KW source charges it eighty percent in 75 minutes. A permanent magnet synchronous motor generates a power output of 201 hp and torque of 291 pounds-feet. It offers a front-wheel driving option only but the gas-pressurized shock absorbers at the front and back and anti-lock braking system make the drive very smooth and fun. The zero to sixty miles per hour acceleration test took only 6.6 seconds to complete. 258 miles of driving range has been made possible by its aggressive regenerative brakes and it provides a mileage of 120 miles per gallon in the real world.

It gives you the option of three driving modes including Comfort, Eco, and Sport that can be selected as per your requirements. The electric motor of the Kona EV makes the cruising very relaxing and calm even on highways keeping the road noise out of the cabin and letting you move over the bumps and jerky pavements comfortably.

Exterior Design & Features:

The aerodynamic front grille of the Kona EV gives a spectacular view holding on to Hyundai’s prominent signature logo and the signature jewel eye-shaped LED headlights to sweep on sideways that incorporate LED daytime running lights. An extra delicacy is added to it with its contrasting shade roof and LED taillights. Side mirrors are featured with turn signal indicators and heated technology while the privacy glass mirrors are also provided with heating. It is available in six different exterior colors and has a length of 164.6 inches, 70.9 inches in width, and a height of 61.2 inches. Lastly, the seventeen inches silver painted alloy wheels complete the boldness in its looks.

Interior Design & Features:

The cabin of the Hyundai Kona EV is known for its versatility and modern looks having leather upholstery and heated front seats with a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. 10.25 inches touch screen display is provided in higher trim for infotainment and a seven inches color screen is given for gauge cluster.

 It gives a seating capacity for five persons and a sufficient cargo area which can be increased to 45.8 cubic feet when folding rear seats. It gives you enough headroom and legroom to give a spacious interior that let you enjoy your long route journeys with comfort and relaxation.

You will be provided with dual USB ports, Blue Link Connected car system providing you with locations of nearest charging stations, a rearview camera for parking, defroster, cruise control, power windows, keyless entry, automatic temperature control with the climate control system, forward collision avoidance assistance, high beam assistance, driver attention warning system, advanced airbags, and blind-spot collision warning system.

Major Competitors:

Hyundai Kona EV faces tough competition from Chevrolet Bolt EV, Kia Niro EV, Tesla Model 3, and Hyundai Ioniq.

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