Hyundai has with the Ioniq Electric already an electric-Topseller in the program: The delivery time is approx. one year, and Hyundai is Germany’s fighting the car for the car to larger allocations from the Korean production. Nevertheless, Hyundai is back with the Kona electric. The Compact SUV exceeds the Ioniq in all of the essential criteria. The smaller Kona version with 100 kW (136 HP) of power and a base price of 34,000 Euro has a battery capacity of 42 kWh, and achieved according to the WLTP cycle of measurement, a range of over 300 kilometers. In the context of a Kingdom-wide test drive, we were able to drive now for the big one, Kona-variant with 150 kW (204 HP) of power, 64-kWh battery and 482 kilometres of standard-reach (after WLTP certified). To anticipate the upshot: of The approximately 40,000 euros expensive Koreans convinced on almost the entire line.

SUV-shape but without all-wheel drive

The ongoing Trend towards the SUV Format in the following, is the car of the Kona Electric is a “terrain”. Off-road vehicle is in the car, of course, nothing: Neither he has a four-wheel drive still a very large ground clearance. Great wheels for the look, high construction and Seating position for the good sense of the Overview have to do. In Kona with the large battery pack variant, but there are also solid technical reasons for building: the space under the rear seat and under the well 330 litres, not lush, the trunk is completed from the battery in a flat car as the Ioniq the big battery would have, therefore, simply has no place. Hyundai The new Hyundai Kona electric

The first impression after Boarding is good, with Some Hyundai’s with leather interior have us confused with an unpleasant odor (which should of course be after a couple of weeks gone). The Kona is odor-free and generally high quality. The dashboard surfaces are harder than the German Premium brands, but the quality impression is consistent.

167 km/h maximum speed

The engine of the big Kona is Progressing with its 150 kW abundant reserves for ordinary electric charges typically suddenly, the Compact SUV when pressure on the accelerator, sorry: accelerator pedal. In 7.6 seconds to 100 km/h, the maximum speed is limited to 167 km/h. The Kona is on a par with the Ampera-e of Opel or BMW i3s. The performance of the E-machine should not only be fun, it also helps to Save: The powerful engine in conjunction with the large battery in Recuperation excessive delay values, which can be very intuitive about the shift-paddles on the steering Wheel dose. Analogous to down-shifting on a downhill road, the Increase of the braking effect, means the Pull of the left rocker. The recuperation after a short habituation time – and range win.

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not chasing us On the test track, we need the recuperation, however, very often: It goes from Frankfurt in the direction of Paris – almost entirely on the highway. In the sense of the optimal range we are not driving faster than 100 km/h, most of the time we go even a little slower behind the fastest Trucks. On the whole route, we reach, including a stop for toilet break and coffee an average speed of over 74 km/h, which is significantly more than the 53.8 km/h, which are recognised in the WLTP test cycle for passenger Cars than average.

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Our range is still on the WLTP-range: 506 miles we can squeeze out of the battery, the fuel consumption is 12.6 kWh per 100 km. With this range, the Kona is already a competitor for the Tesla Model 3 with the 75-kWh-battery – will be considerably more expensive than the Kona.

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of Course, we have determined on-the-go consumption at real Highway speed: 130 km/h on the speedometer mean a consumption of 19 kWh per 100 kilometers, a range of over 300 kilometers. Together with the standard CCS fast-charger, the use of the new 100-kW charging stations and the battery in about 50 minutes to 80 percent capacity, is suitable for the Kona for the holiday travel. Database, testing,, test drive: All-electric cars in Germany

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Speaking of Tesla, anyone Who wants to take advantage of the much-discussed auto-pilot of the American E-pioneer, the paid for Model 3 at least 5000 dollars plus taxes to surcharge. When Kona is there a assistance system as standard, which works quite surprisingly well: The distance-cruise control, for example, we had criticized the Ioniq Plugin yet, because it is turned off carefully in tricky situations, not to stand-still works, a lot of attention from the driver calls, works in Kona on the entire test driving, including how to arrive at the Paris motor show through the crazy morning Rush Hour without a noticeable error is close to perfect. Hyundai With the Hyundai Kona, it goes in the direction of Paris

distance cruise control accelerates faster now

In the default Situation, “the car in front is slower, and switches to the Turn-off track,” recognizes the Kona very carefully, and when the own lane and accelerates quickly to the set speed – all the systems that we were able to test yet, remain in this Situation for so long behind the car turning, that you are not overloaded as a driver with the accelerator pedal, to act as a traffic obstacle.

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Obviously, the distance-Radar in Kona a great range and resolution, what the car drives like a driver with good foresight. It hardly comes to abrupt speed changes, which is good for the overall consumption and feels good, if the car is delayed very soft or accelerated. The Whole works to a standstill. In Stop-and-Go is just a short tip on the accelerator pedal is needed to activate the cruise control again. Hyundai is clean and modern: The workplace in the Hyundai Kona Electric

at Least on the highway, the lane assist is a perfect fit to the distance-based cruise control. In previous generations, the beep was accompanied by steering Wheel-Twitch, you turn off the steering wizard, quickly. The Kona has mastered the high school: most of The time you noticed the support, because the steering intervention starts very soft, but still a distance from the boundary lines of the own lane. The System works on the highway is almost perfect – reminded, however, occasionally the driver when driving on a straight stretch too little. Sensors in the steering Wheel would help here. Only in the case of motorway-construction sites with intersecting marks of the steering system must match assistant, and on the country road you turn off of it.

space for four, but scarce the trunk

The interior of the Kona is very Compact-SUV: Four adults to sit comfortably, only absolute giants will have to suffer in the back seat of something. The trunk is limited by the large battery, however: 332 litres to cover. It makes the path and loads the cart up to the tailgate fully, it is probably around 450 liters. Modest Numbers for a potential family car, the electric competition, it may, of course, not better. Hyundai With 7.2 kW On-Board charger and a Wallbox is the small battery in a good six hours of full, the great need nine and a half

Korea-typically, there is no single equipment to order options: Two packages for 3500 or 6600 Euro deliver Useful and Luxurious – at least the LED headlights in the middle Option of “Style” are highly recommended. For 42,500 euros gets you a Kona, where not only the Model 3 but also all German manufacturers are at the Tesla. In the case of the delivery periods of the power of Kona, unfortunately, is no exception: There are already thousands of orders for Europe; if you order now, you must set at least a year to wait.

FOCUS Online 130 km/h are already too much: What we get used to the E-cars manufacturer: Hyundai type: electric car Motor: permanent motor power: 150 kW (204 HP)-magnet Synchronous maximum speed: 167 km/h further data… acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 7.6 seconds transmission: Single reduction gear drivetrain: front-wheel drive battery type: Lithium-Polymer battery-capacity: 64 kWh range electric: 482 km fuel consumption: 14,3 kWh/100 km according to NEDC possibility of charging on a household outlet: Yes, the possibilities and types of plug: Schuko (230 V) load; type 2, Onboard charger, at 7.2 kW, quick charge charging time: Wallbox: 6 to 9.5 hours; with rapid charger for approx. 1 hour weight: 1760 kg seats: 5 price: 39.000 Euro battery in the price of the Hyundai Kona electric included: Yes