2020 Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai has released its 2020 Kona electric crossover in United States, Canada and Europe and received minor changes in its features and equipment’s however the spunky driving range of 2020 Kona makes it among 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 toughest competitor like Tesla Model 3.
The 2020 all new Kona EV is offered is three different trims that include SEL, Ultimate trim and the Limited Trim. Powertrain of all the trims are similar but they differ in various features. SEL is the base trim of Hyundai Kona EV 2020 is equipped with seven inches display touch screen, smartphone connectivity and advance driver’s assistance programs. Limited trim is upgraded better battery life, power adjustable seat of driver, leather covered seats and steering wheel and wireless charging for your phones. Ultimate trim is the top level trim which features parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, ten inches infotainment screen, eight speakers and head up display. Although higher trims are equipped with many upgraded features but offered in 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.
Powertrain and performance:
2020 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. Permanent magnet synchronous motor generates a power output of 201 hp and torque of 291 pounds feet. It offers front wheel driving option only but the gas pressurized shock absorbers at front and back and anti-lock braking system makes 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 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 Kona EV makes the cruising very relaxing and calm even at highways keeping the road noise out of the cabin and letting you move over the bumps and jerky pavements comfortably.
Exterior design and features:
The aerodynamic front grille of Kona EV gives a spectacular view holding on Hyundai’s prominent signature logo and the signature jewel eye shaped LED headlights sweeps on sideways that incorporates LED daytime running lights. An extra delicacy is added in it with its contrast shade roof and LED tail lights. 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 having a length of 164.6 inches, 70.9 inches in width and height of 61.2 inches. Lastly the seventeen inches silver painted alloy wheels completes the boldness in its looks.
Interior design and features:
Cabin of Hyundai Kona EV 2020 is known for its versatility and modern looks having leather upholstery and heated front seats with 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 leg room to give a spacious interior which 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, rear view camera for parking, defroster, cruise control, power windows, keyless entry, automatic temperature control with climate control system, forward collision avoidance assistance, high beam assistance, driver attention warning system, advanced air bags and blind spot collision warning system.
2020 Hyundai Kona EV Ultimate trim has a price of 45,500 US dollars. Limited trim of Hyundai Kona EV is priced at 41,800 US dollars and the SEL base trim of Hyundai Kona EV 2020 has a starting price of 37,190 US dollars.