Hyundai Kona Electric 39kWh Premium 2022 UK review

1 Hyundai Kona Electric 2022 UK first drive review lead

Refreshed crossover EV is more serene in lower-power form and still a tempting proposition

So quickly has the world of electric cars moved on that you’d be forgiven for thinking the Hyundai Kona Electric was one of the elder statesmen of the class. Yet it’s little over four years since it arrived as a pioneer with 300 miles of range and a compelling price to match. Good to drive, too.The electric car market has boomed since and we’ve had arrivals like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 even within the firm’s own stable showing the exciting next evolution of the electric car.Yet the Kona Electric remains a very strong contender in the class and was recently given a raft of updates in order to keep pace with the fast-improving field. Two versions continue in the line-up: an entry-level 134bhp version with a 39.2kWh battery giving 189 miles of range, as tested here, and a more powerful, 201bhp version with the 64kWh battery that’s good for 300 miles of range. 
Source: Autocar

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