The Hyundai Kona Electric update

EDITION 2020 – can be ordered in Italy for the updated version of the Hyundai Kona Electric announced last summer. Prices start from 38.300 euros for the version Xprime with the battery from 39.2 kWh (43.300 euros that 64 kWh), up to a 49.100 euros for the Excellence only available with battery 64 kWh.

FASTER CHARGING – updates of Hyundai Kona Electric affect the charger board replaced with a more powerful three-phase, 10.5 kW (the previous one was from 7.2 kW), which makes it faster than the “full” house (according to Hyundai, the times are reduced by 23 %), and the implementation of a new multimedia system. The updates do not concern, instead, the electric powertrain; the Kona is, in fact, always proposed with the double cutting battery, a from 39.2 kWh, which ensures an autonomy of 289 km, or 64 kWh, which guarantees a distance of 449 km. The version with the accumulator from 39.2 kWh is associated with an engine of 136 HP, the one from 64 kWh to one that delivers 204.

MORE TECH – upgrade of the Hyundai Kona Electric marks the debut of the new multimedia system BlueLink, who can count on one screen type touch 10,25 inches (of series in version Excellence). The system BlueLink, allows, through the smartphone app dedicated, to remotely manage the air conditioning system to heat and cool the passenger compartment, the switching on and off of the vehicle, the opening and the central locking function, the localization of the car and checking the state of charge of the battery. With the update also improves the security, thanks to the debut of the eCall, the emergency call system automatically activates in the event of the outbreak of the airbag, or by pressing the button above the rearview mirror.

ALREADY COMPLETE – the Two versions of the Hyundai Kona Electric available: XPrime and Excellence. The version of input, which is available both with a battery from 39.2 kWh 64 kWh, includes alloy wheels 17″, multimedia system with touch screen 7″ (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), rear parking sensors, automatic air conditioning with heat pump, rear windows blacked out, and LED daytime running lights. The devices of assistance are available for the maintenance of the lane and the detection of the fatigue of the driver. Automatic braking with detection of vehicles and pedestrians, adaptive cruise control with stop function&go and the monitoring of blind spots with a warning of possible shocks in the rear are optional.

THE MORE RICH – The rich Hyundai Kona Electric Excellence, offered in combination with the battery pack 64 kWh, this adds the front headlights, full leds, leather-covered seats (the front ones heated and electrically adjustable), the head-up display, parking sensors in the front, and the multimedia system with the screen by 10,25” with the services Bluelink, the wireless charger for your smartphone and the audio system Krell Premium Sound System 8-channel. Of the series all the more recent systems of guidance of the home to which you add the maintenance to the centre of the carriageway, with the recognition of the limits of speed.

PRODUCED IN EUROPE – With the aim of improving the availability of the suv power in Europe, the Hyundai has announced the start of production of the Kona Electric in its plant in the Czech Republic, which then goes to support the already existing supply coming from the plant in Ulsan, South Korea.