The 2021 Hyundai KONA Electric is a compact SUV that comes equipped with a powerful battery pack that delivers impressive performance. Like other hybrid cars and EVs, this vehicle can be used for an urban commute as well as highways, thanks to its impressive driving range of 312 km in a single charge. Moreover, the DC fast charging enables the SUV to charge faster saving time. The vehicle is equipped with intuitive technologies that facilitate the motorists and occupants during the journey.
The exterior of the vehicle exudes a sleek design with sculpted sides, whereas the interior offers cutting-edge technologies. The safety features and driver-assistance technologies of the SUV assure the occupants have a safe and pleasant journey.
Following is a detailed review of the design, performance, safety features, and driver-assistance technologies of the all-new Hyundai KONA Electric.
Design of the 2021 Hyundai KONA Electric
The sleek and stylish design of the exterior leaves a lasting impression on the onlookers. The interior has been designed with an array of convenience features that offer optimal comfort for the occupants.
Exterior Design Specifications
The distinctive sleek closed grille and twin headlight design are the most noticeable elements on the front fascia. Other exterior features include 17˝alloy wheels, sculpted side body, colored roof, black bumpers, and LED rear lamps.
The 2021 Hyundai KONA electric has 7 exterior color options that include Chalk white, Acid yellow, Pulse red, Galactic Gray, Dark knight, Ceramic blue, and Tangerine comet. The roof of the compact SUV has a different color than the rest of the body. The color can be one of the two variations of black that are Dark knight and Phantom Black and Chalk White. Motorists can mix and match to give their 2021 Hyundai KONA electric a personal touch.
Interior Design Specifications
The interior comes laced with intuitive technologies especially in the driver-centric cabin to facilitate the journey. The heated steering wheel is mounted with multi-function buttons including paddle shifters, to allow the driver to conveniently control the vehicle. The paddle shifter enables the driver to control the regenerative braking level by supplying more power to the wheel for faster acceleration and higher battery efficiency.
For the interior design, there is an option between leather and fabric seat covers with a variety of textures in color variations of black and grey. For exceptional comfort, the front seats are power-adjustable with heating and ventilation. The interior of the five-seater is spacious with sufficient cargo space. The design has been given great attention to detail to give it a refined and comfortable appeal.
The interactive Head-up display relays important information that ensures that the drive is safe and convenient. The information displayed includes navigation, speed, and warnings right in front of the driver. The display can be activated through a button and the combiner disappears into the dashboard when it is not being used.
The interior offers a wide array of infotainment features that ensure that the occupants have a pleasant and convenient journey. These amenities include a 7˝-digital cluster, an Electronic gear shift button, and 8˝ touch screens that have an integrated rear-view camera.
The center console in the front of the cabin allows the driver to shift between driving modes including Neutral, Drive, Park, and Reverse. The seven-inch digital cluster shows the drive mode, battery charge level and monitors energy flow. The vehicle also offers Bluetooth connectivity, AUX-in, USB, wireless charging slot, and integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that allows the occupants to connect their phones with the vehicle to make calls, play music, and some app functions that are displayed on the main screen.
For amazing acoustics, the vehicle has KRELL’s sound system that has eight speakers, 160 mm woofers, along with an eight-channel amplifier that delivers 45W per channel for the best audio experience.
For the sake of the comfort of occupants, the vehicle also provides an option to set a time to pre-heat the vehicle to a certain temperature when connected to an external source. This provides comfort as well as save power when the vehicle is running on the road.
Performance Features of the 2021 Hyundai KONA Electric
The electric SUV replaces the gasoline engine and is equipped with a lithium-ion polymer battery pack. On a single charge, the driving range of the battery in the standard trim is 312km whereas the upper trim delivers 482km. With a Level III 100kW DC fast charging station, the batteries can be recharged up to 80% in less than an hour. The Battery Thermal Management system contributes to higher efficiency and lifetime of the battery. It is cooled by water using the A/C system connection, and the electric heating element is used to heat it.
The SUV comes equipped with a 64.0 kWh battery that can produce 150(Kw) power and 395(Nm) of torque and has a top speed of 167 km/h.
Moreover, there is a 39.2 kWh battery variant as well that can produce 100(kW) of power and 395(Nm) of torque and has a top speed of 155 km/h. The electric vehicle can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds and 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.6 seconds.
Safety Features and Driver-Assistance Systems
The 2021 Hyundai KONA Electric does not compromise on the safety of the occupants, thanks to the advanced safety features. Moreover, the vehicle also has cutting edge driver assistance technologies that facilitate the motorist for a smooth ride regardless of the terrain.
Here are the prominent safety features and driver-assistance systems that are offered by the 2021 Hyundai KONA Electric.
- Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA)
- Lane-departure warning with a lane-keeping assist (Standard)
- Driver attention warning
- High beam assist
- Intelligent speed limit warning
- Low beam assist
- Adaptive cruise control (Available)
- Pedestrian detection (Available)
Price of the 2021 Hyundai KONA Electric in the UAE
The 2021 Hyundai KONA Electric will be available in the UAE soon. The stylish exterior, comfortable interior, intuitive technologies, and impressive performance features make it a stand electric compact SUV. The vehicle’s starting price will be revealed soon, and the price will vary depending on the technologies opted for.