Hyundai Kona Electric interior & comfort

The Hyundai Kona Electric offers lots of toys to play with in a refined comfortable interior

It's relatively expensive compared to the rest of the Kona range, but the Electric does come with a decent haul of equipment, even in entry-level SE trim. With comfortable seats and the added refinement of an all-but-silent powertrain, it’s a pleasurable way to get around.

Hyundai Kona Electric dashboard

The dashboard and controls of the Kona Electric are largely similar to the set up in the petrol and diesel versions, although the gearshifter on the centre console is replaced by a set of buttons for drive, reverse and neutral. A seven or eight-inch tablet-style touchscreen (the size is dependent on trim level) sticks up from the dashboard in line with current trends. There are steering-wheel controls to take care of the usual functions, and the layout of all controls is straightforward and simple.

Equipment, options and accessories

As noted already, the Kona Electric is very well specified even in entry level SE trim. On the comfort side, it comes with manual seat-height and lumbar adjustment for the driver, plus height and reach adjustment for the steering wheel. The list also includes keyless entry, rear parking sensors and a camera with a guidance system, plus a six-speaker stereo.

Moving up to the Premium adds features like an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic wipers, privacy glass and the upgraded eight-inch infotainment system with eight-speaker premium stereo. The Premium SE has all the bells and whistles with power-adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery and a head-up display.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

All models get Bluetooth connectivity for your smartphone, and include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to help you get the most out of your chosen device. All but the entry-level SE offers wireless phone charging through a pad under the centre armrest.