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New Hyundai KONA Electric – Full Review

New Hyundai KONA Electric – Full Review

Hello and welcome to evie review ireland my name is derek reilly today we’re looking at the refreshed hyundai kona and it’s one sometimes people forget about but it’s still an amazing range vehicle well built size-wise sometimes it can get a bit tight in the back and in the boot but a lot of people like this car in a couple of different variants because it comes in

A combustion engine and it also comes in a fully electric but as you know on this channel we only deal in the fully electric and how would you know this is the fully electric one and again like a lot of electric vehicles you’ll know because it has no front grille and with the refresh version this is all nice and smooth whereas the other one kind of had a checker

Plate finish so really like the styling on it you also have these new designed um daylight runner lights and they’re also your indicators underneath you do have halogen bulbs not leds um you have your charging here seven kilowatt on ac and on dc 77 kilowatt two different battery sizes as well you have a 39 kilowatt hour and a 64 kilowatt hour with that range on

The smaller battery about 300 and that’s what i this is the smaller battery one getting about 294 when i got into it and then with the larger battery the 64 kilowatt hour battery that is up at around 470 and with good weather and easy driving i’ve seen people getting over 500 kilometers on it this is the entry level uh hyundai electric you used to have the ioniq

The original the uh the og also known as the wind knife but now you’ve got the ionic five but for this prices are starting at around 34 000 euros going all the way up to about 30 sorry 44 000 euros depending on the trim you’ve got executive you’ve got premium and then you’ve got premium with two-tone but obviously with the black wouldn’t make much difference

Otherwise on the front it’s all fairly same you have some cooling in underneath for um for battery cooling etc and then you have some aero as well here the air cuttens down along the side no fronting underneath but you can get some aftermarket trays that you can put in there if you wanted to have some storage in underneath there 17-inch wheels good size wing mirrors

In fairness you have a roof rail with a roof rack attachments you’ve got the body collar door handles and also you’ve noticed on the upgraded refresh that the wheel arches are body colored again on the black it’s hard to tell it but on the solid blue or the solid grays you’ll see that the wheel arches the same color and the side moldings are the same body color as

Well and then you’ve got that flashing of black back here in the c-pillar with that c-pillar window overall i think it was a nice little update to the front and i think the front is what dated it but this new smooth front is really nice you’ve got this hyundai badge and you’ve got a little light inside there and when that light illuminates it means don’t go near

Any of the high powered cables which is a nice little safety function that they’ve put on the outside of it otherwise that’s the front and the side of the hyundai kona let’s have a spin around the back and have a look at the rear design hasn’t changed much either in fairness down along the back of the cone and starting at the top you’ve got your shark venereal

You’ve got your spoiler with your high level brake light a wiper which is always great to see on any car you’ve got your um led brake lights at the rear and then your indicators and your reversing lights underneath it your large hyundai sign and badge but then on the left hand side you’ve got kona and then you’ll also know if you’re following a corner whether

It’s electric or not because it has electric in underneath some gray and black moldings in underneath reversing cameras probably one of the nicest reversing cameras that i’ve had and we’ll talk about that on the drive inside then you have your boost 330 odd liters so not huge but not bad now you have a small shelf in underneath um for storage and for your pump

Etc for your there isn’t a spare wheel in it you’ve got some tie off points on the actual floor pan but also on the top and you’ve got a light in here as well and you’ve got your hyundai charging cable uh seats fall 60 40 there isn’t a ski through there isn’t a ski hatch and you’ve got your parcel shaft here let’s have a look on the inside what’s it like on the

Inside of the high-end kona and you may recall i’ve already had this on the channel at the time i wasn’t able to get it directly from hyundai so i partnered with ufo or ufo drive here in dublin which is a an electric car rental company but that was an older generation version whereas this one is the refresh version and what you have is pretty similar don’t get

Me wrong lots of buttons on the door lots of buttons over your knees lots of buttons everywhere so if you are a fan of physical buttons and knobs the hyundai corner will not let you down uh doors all your electrics and your ability to lock windows and lock doors and over your knee then is um asc lights uh leveling and also brightness inside of the dash it’s a

Physical button to start and it’s a key um steering wheel is a good size some people don’t like the feel of the actual material on it whether it’s pleather or leather and on the left-hand side then you’ve got your typical hyundai voice control volume etc and on the right-hand side it’s modes and menus and travel assists behind that then you have your regenerative

Braking and there’s a couple of different levels on that and what they’ve done with the refresh version is they haven’t allowed you when you change the drive mode to keep the regen level it moves around so if it’s eco it’s more and if it’s sport it’s less etc etc um you have your wipers on the right and you’ve got your lights and indicators on the left behind

The actual steering wheel then you have a 10.25 inch screen really clear great to see that upgrade and it gives you all the information left to speed right is what’s going on in the car and then in the middle you can change that to what’s displayed it can be speed it can be navigation etc starting with the center console moving from back to front you have a large

Pocket in underneath you’ve got a little cubby hole you’ve got heated seats in the high end icona and also heated steering wheel your camera your automatic hole and your drive modes two cupholders your automatic handbrake and your buttons for your drive mode selection park reverse neutral and in underneath then you have a usb type a and uh we childless achi wireless

Charging pad in underneath that little cover you’ve got physical buttons for your hvac system temperature and speed but also there’s an automatic mode and then up on top then you have the updated 10.25 inch screen similar to the driver infotainment play and cluster and you recognize the menu because it’s that high unlike ikea group uh menu if you jump into a key

Ev6 this is the exact same just a change of icons so you’ve got your regular home and it has multi-screen on them with all your different buttons android auto on apple carplay are wired and you’ve got your shortcut buttons underneath your map etc etc no sunroof in this version and i believe in some markets and also some trims you also have a head-up display but

Not on this version that we’re trying today you’ve got your glove box which actually is a fairly decent size a lot of grays inside here and the headliner is a light gray the seats are light gray as well and you know what it breaks it up a small bit rather than black i recently looked at the mg4 which will be a competitor to this and similar in size and you’ll see

That review on the channel getting a great reaction because because of the price of it or the expected price of it at this time of filming we still haven’t got a price on it but it’s going to be that sub 30 markers when you’re looking at the likes of this which are mid 30s to mid 40s um as much of it has an amazing range you’re starting to get competition coming

Into the marketplace now this does have that amazing hyundai warranty which i do believe is five years looking around to see if i can see the sticker somewhere but um really good warranty on the actual car itself and then on the battery there’s a really good high only warranty on it as well that’s the front it’s set for me it is manually adjusted i’m six for two

188 centimeters that’s where i set my seat first let’s have a seat in the back and see how we get on there what’s it like in the back of the hyundai corners dark because of that privacy glass in here that seat set for me and you get two adults into it and i’m six foot two 188 centimeters i can’t get my feet behind or my legs behind myself feet actually actually

Going in underneath but um i’d have to sit legs of kimbo um on the with with that seat set for me so six foot probably is the biggest you could fit into the back because this is a combustion engine vehicle as well it’s not a ground up ev that have put the batteries in underneath the bench and underneath the floor so trying to accommodate batteries in a vehicle

That hasn’t been made to take batteries sometimes can be a bit of an undertaking for manufacturers now hyundai do a good job of it and the range is excellent and the efficiency is amazing but just space-wise the boot as we talked about when we’re outside there’s a small bit on the smaller side and in the rear cabin here it is no i’m not the norm i’m slightly

Taller than the norm so if you’ve got kids etc you’ll have loads of space in the back here now there is no usb charging or power and that’s where it starts to get a small bit dated and there is no ventilation there’s no vents in this center console and there’s no set vents in the d-pillar as well you have electric windows and you have a small pocket in the door

And you also have an armrest and three headrests so um they sell very well because of the range and good value and build quality and that warranty etcetera but just the feedback sometimes is the seats in the back are small but small and the back seat are the the boost is a small but small bush you know it’s easy to park it’s easy to move so there is pros and cons

To all of these pieces you hire up against the likes of the volkswagen id3 the kia niro ev which has been refreshed and it’s as much as it hasn’t changed much physically uh with regards to the goblins inside the electric motor etc that nero ev is a refreshed looking um electric vehicle and it’s bigger in the back and bigger in the boot so you’re starting bush

Price wise as it is on the upper end up against the bigger battery corner that’s the front and the back let’s take it out for a spin what’s it like driving the hyundai corner refresh the refreshes on the outside it’s pretty similar i believe in underneath it’s still a front mountain motor 150 kilowatts and it has over 200 brake horsepower which nearly 400 newton

Meters of torque so wheel spin at the front is a is a is a factor or feature of the hyundai kona and it has been on the original version as well and so if you if you give it too many beans if you don’t feather that throttling it will it’ll spin on wet weather it’ll spin uh coming away from a junction so and there are other youtube videos out there where you see

People burning rubber unfortunately that’s not my channel and uh but otherwise the second position because it’s an suv it’s really good it has very good visibility uh in all sides that a pillar is actually fairly thin um on the rear view as long as the headrests aren’t up fully but you still have a fairly wide and uh deep window at the back there and that

Has that rear wiper those in infotainment screen and driver instrument cluster really good uh and it’s great to have this the scale the the increase in size on both of them and the digitization the digitization of the driver infotainment in cluster it’s pretty early in the morning here and i’m trying to remember everything i’m supposed to say and get everything

Out um yeah it’s got good power it is smooth um road noise is not bad i remember when i had it before and they may have improved the road noise on it i remembered the road noise being a bit loud i remember there wasn’t any acoustic lining in the wheel archers but this refreshed version doesn’t seem to have that issue this specific one anyway uh which was always

A good thing but the hyundai corner electric um is one that is it’s kinda ticks away in the sales figures and it’s global obviously you get in the united states if you’re watching it there you get it obviously all across europe it’s a small compact suv it’s electric it’s got phenomenal range it’s hard to knock it the real levels of region are interesting as

Well so you’ve got three levels of region and as i mentioned when we did the static sit around when you change the drive mode it changes it it doesn’t remember what level you set at so it’s an inconvenience but you’ll get over it the other thing it does is it doesn’t have one pedal drive it has one paddle drive so what you can do is as you’re coming up to a stop

You can use your um regenerator brake and paddle the one on the left to actually slow you down and stop you now with the auto hold which you have to press every time as well you get into the car you you still have to put on the brake step on the brake to actually engage that the pedal won’t do that it will stop you but it won’t hold you as in like an electronic

Handbrake which i like and i like the fact they call it one paddle driving as well so yeah the hyundai kona electric it’s been around for a while it’s probably starting to get a bit dated looking forward to seeing so probably we’ll get rid of the kona name and bring in an ionic three or four dependent on what way they’re doing the number and what size they they

Configure it to i’d say this is the last hurrah for the hunk for the kona for next year or two and then we’ll have the updated version of it but it’s been a great uh electric vehicle it’s been a phenomenal um entry point for a number of people because of the range on the bigger battery even the smaller battery at 300 kilometers it suits a lot of people the uh

For them to get into an electric vehicle and to see that range to have this build quality a lot of the market share of electric vehicles a lot of it has to go down to and what we talked about nissan leafs and as much as we talk about tesla’s hyundai and what they’ve done in the number of years with this and the original ionic but also the ionic five now we have

To take our hat off to them hopefully you’ve enjoyed my second look at the hyundai kona electric and this is the refresh version let me know in the comments if you have one if you were thinking of getting one if you are thinking of getting one what did i miss out today as an icona owner i love to get comments i love to get comments from owners of electric vehicles

Because i get it for a couple of days um sometimes a couple of weeks but it’s it’s a short period of time and i’m jumping in and jumping out of all different electric vehicles where when i get comments from owners and they agree with me or disagree with me it’s great because other owners are the people looking for a hyundai or whatever vehicle they’re in the commons

To see what other people are saying so do leave a comment we’re on a drive also to get to 10 000 subscribers in 2022 so if you haven’t already subscribed to the channel please do so like the video share some of the thinking about going electric the kona is a really good actually my my aunt is thinking about going electric now that i remember and she rang me up

And she was looking for advice and i recommended the corner so i’ll have to send this to her and i’ll use my pedals to stop um remember if you think an eevee is for you leave it to me and i’ll review thank you very much for watching

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New Hyundai KONA Electric – Full Review By EV Review Ireland

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