Hyundai Kona Electric interior & comfort
The Hyundai Kona Electric offers lots of toys to play with in a refined comfortable interior
It's expensive compared to the rest of the Kona range, but the Electric does come with a decent haul of equipment, even in entry-level 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 hybrid versions, although the gearshifter on the centre console is replaced by a set of buttons for drive, reverse and neutral.
An eight-inch tablet-style touchscreen 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 everything is straightforward and simple
Equipment, options and accessories
As noted already, the Kona Electric is very well specified even in entry-level Premium 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, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic wipers, privacy glass and the 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 also offer wireless phone charging through a pad under the centre armrest – as long as your phone can charge this way, of course.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai Kona Electric boasts fashionable looks, reasonable pricing and – crucially – a range that meets or beats that offered by many rivals
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Hyundai Kona Electric offers unbeatable range for the money
- 3Running costsOnce the relatively high purchase price is covered, the Hyundai Kona Electric should be extremely cost-effective to run
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe Hyundai Kona Electric is quick off the mark, but the handling is safe and sensible
- 5Interior & comfort - currently readingThe Hyundai Kona Electric offers lots of toys to play with in a refined comfortable interior
- 6Practicality & boot spaceWhile the Hyundai Kona Electric is as roomy as the petrol and hybrid versions, other SUVs are a lot more versatile
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Kona scored five Euro NCAP stars for safety, and Hyundai’s reliability record is enviable