2023 Kona EV
The Kona EV is a great entry-level electric vehicle because it has a respectable driving range, adequate charging speed, and a well-equipped cabin.
With a range of 415 kilometres on a single charge, the 2023 Hyundai Kona EV is an affordable vehicle with a lot to offer. The 2023 Hyundai Kona EV is a top pick in the competitive subcompact electric utility vehicle market because of its eye-catching styling, car-like handling, and an extensive list of standard features.
The Kona EV’s 201-horsepower electric motor provides good acceleration and passing power. With 291 lb-ft of torque on tap, you'll have plenty of power off the line and can easily pass slower vehicles on the highway. The 0-100 km/h sprint for this SUV takes just 7.6 seconds, and its ability to go from 10% to 80% charge on a Level 3 DC fast-charger in about 45 minutes is even more impressive.
The Kona Electric allows for one-pedal operation thanks to its advanced brake regeneration technology. You can drive up to 415 kilometres on a single charge, and the electric battery is placed low to improve the vehicle's centre of gravity compared to other Kona models.
The 2023 Kona EV is offered in two trim levels: Preferred and Ultimate. The Preferred comes well-equipped and begins at $47,050. Many high-tech features are already available as standard equipment in this trim, and you'll get almost every extra feature included if you spend the extra money on the Ultimate package (which starts at $52,150).
Hyundai includes a head-up display, an Infinity premium audio system, a power sunroof, ventilated front seats, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, a power sunroof, and more in the Ultimate trim.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The 2023 Kona EV successfully accommodates people and cargo. It can carry up to five passengers over two rows of seats, which are supportive and comfortable and provide plenty of space for passengers' legs and heads. Meanwhile, the spacious cargo hold and low liftover height make it easy to load heavy objects.
Technology, Infotainment, and Connectivity
The Kona EV has an 8-inch display screen standard. There are six speakers, two USB ports, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available. If you choose the Preferred trim, you'll enjoy a 10.25-inch colour touchscreen navigation system. The digital gauge cluster displays crucial data and adds to the futuristic vibe.
Owners of the Kona Electric receive a free 3-year subscription to the Kona Connect app, which they can use to monitor their vehicle's battery level, schedule charges, lock and unlock their doors, adjust the inside temperature, and even recover a stolen vehicle or get help in an emergency.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Hyundai SmartSense suite of driver assistance and safety features also comes standard. Features like forward-collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert with lane-change assist, rear transverse collision alert, lane-keep assist, rear parking sensors, driver-distraction alert, and adaptive cruise control are all part of this suite of safety features.