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Hyundai Kona Electric 2021.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021 is a new electric compact SUV.

The new Kona is proof that Hyundai has taken a giant step forward in its own development and has managed to tangibly influence the electric vehicle market around the world.

What is the genius of this car and how Tesla is inferior to it, we will figure it out below.


The first element that says that a given vehicle is an electric vehicle is the front grill, which is muted.

So that this element does not look like simple plastic, the texture is pressed into it in the form of hexagonal shapes, repeating over the entire area.

A charging slot is hidden in the grill itself, in which there are two connectors:

For express charging. With it, the car charges up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.

A standard slot that charges a car at 7.5 kW per hour.

The most prominent design element is the protruding arches made of dark plastic. The arches create the appearance and brutality of the crossover for the car, because without them the car would look impersonal.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021.

Plastic not only improves the appearance, but also protects the thresholds well from below, which is good for Russian roads.

Salon and equipment

In the car, there are conflicts between the desires of the developers to make the model cheaper, but at the same time achieve a premium interior.

The imitation leather on the seats looks good and the untrained eye can easily confuse it with genuine leather.

Being in these wonderful seats, you understand why the money was given, but then you pay attention to the quality of the plastic and dissonance arises.

The same can be said about the monitor on the dashboard: visually it seems just huge, but this is only an illusion, because it has large frames.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021.

The volume of the boot varies depending on the battery selected. With a 39-strong battery, the volume reaches 370 liters. With larger batteries, the owner will receive 40 liters less volume. The reserve is missing in both the first and second versions.

The premium version is equipped with 17-inch wheels, but it seems that the car is not designed for such a diameter: it seems too rigid on them. Ideal diameter for combination
aesthetics and comfort — 16.


Kona has many technical solutions that make this car better than the competition. It’s worth starting with automatic thermal control, which heats up the battery in the cold season and cools it down in the warm season.

This technical solution makes it possible to eliminate losses by more than 30 percent. For example, the same Nissan Leaf was discharged very quickly in winter.

The next feature is related not only to technology, but also to marketing. When buying a Konu, you can choose between two battery options:

39 kWh
64 kWh

For most consumers, the average mileage per day is not large, so the use of large and powerful batteries is not justified.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021.

Large batteries make no sense as they are expensive and heavy. The small 39-horsepower battery makes the car not only cheap, but also allows it to charge much faster.
According to tests, the range of the Hyundai Kona Electric with this battery is 321 km.

This configuration is equipped with a 136-horsepower engine. Overclocking Kona in this configuration reaches 9.7 seconds to the first hundred, which is not much.

However, this acceleration gives a lot of emotions: the secret lies in the high-torque of the engine, which immediately accelerates the car to 60 km / h, after which the dynamics drops. This character is just perfect for urban environments.

With a 64-horsepower battery, the Kona’s range is already 430 km and the power reaches 200 hp. It should be borne in mind that this is a stable figure, which is not affected by the season.


Hyundai Kona Electric 2021 is a unique vehicle in its characteristics due to the efforts of the engineers and due to little competition in the electric vehicle niche. However, there are models with which this car can be compared:

KIA Niro EV is the most serious competitor of Hyundai Kona Electric. Both cars have the same power reserve and are built on the same platform. The only difference is the different batteries. While the Kona Electric seems to have a better interior, the Niro EV has more room.

Tesla Model 3 could be the strongest competitor, but high cost and smaller dimensions exclude this

The Nissan LEAF is also much smaller, has less range, and has a very cheap interior. This car is cheaper, but designed for a different target audience.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2021.


At the moment, Hyundai has not announced official prices. There is an opinion that the cheapest equipment will cost 2.6 million rubles.

The cost is not low, but do not forget that this is a reliable electric SUV that will not require money for fuel and ICE maintenance.

Release date in Russia

The updated model will appear in Russia no earlier than Q2 2021. To date, the exact release date of the electric vehicle is not known.
The car turned out to be successful and combines an interesting design and driving pleasure.

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