Gallery: Hyundai Kona Electric from RM149,888 – up to 484 km range!



The Hyundai Kona is no stranger to the local crossover scene but what you may not know is that its lineup now also consists of a fully electric variant – the Kona Electric – that just makes moving to an electric car seamless and effortless, as you’d be able to tell through the pictures. It’s every bit like a purely petrol-powered Kona, only cleaner in its design, and completely silent!

The Kona Electric starts from:

  • e-Lite – RM149,888
  • e-Plus – RM169,888
  • e-Max – RM199,888

Following are the performance figures and charging time of the different variants:

  • Hyundai Kona Electric e-Lite
    • Battery pack: 39.2 kWh
    • On-board charger: 7.2 kW (6.5 hours charging time)
    • Max output: 100 kW (136 hp)
    • Max torque: 395 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h: 9.9 seconds
    • Top speed: 155 km/h
    • Driving range: 305 km (WLTP)
  • Hyundai Kona Electric e-Plus
    • Battery pack: 39.2 kWh
    • On-board charger: 11 kW (4.5 hours charging time)
    • Max output: 100 kW (136 hp)
    • Max torque: 395 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h: 9.9 seconds
    • Top speed: 155 km/h
    • Driving range: 305 km (WLTP)
  • Hyundai Kona Electric e-Max
    • Battery pack: 64 kWh
    • On-board charger: 11 kW (7.5 hours charging time)
    • Max output: 150 kW (204 hp)
    • Max torque: 395 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h: 7.9 seconds
    • Top speed: 167 km/h
    • Driving range: 484 km (WLTP)

All three variants support DC fast charging up to 100 kW. With 50 kW DC fast charging, the Lite and Plus need about 60 minutes to be charged up to 80% while the Max with its larger battery takes 90 minutes.

On the outside, you get full LED lighting front and back including rear fog lamps, along with 17-inch wheels and a roof rack. Unlike the torsion beam rear suspension in the standard petrol-powered Kona models, the Kona Electric gets a multi-link system for a more composed drive.

The Kona can can even be started remotely. There’s also a myriad of colours to choose from – Ignite Red, Dark Knight, Atlas White, Dive in Jeju, Cyber Gray Metallic, Pulse Red Pearl, Galastic Gray, Surfy Blue Metallic, Jungle Green.

Highlights of the cabin include dual digital displays – one for the infotainment and the other for the meter cluster – along with shift paddles on the steering (to adjust regenerative braking), Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers and a button-styled gear selector. The e-Max variant add powered front seats, a head-up display and wireless charging pad.

As for safety, Hyundai has been very generous with the features and driver aids as all variants come nearly fully-loaded; with features like Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, High Beam Assist, and Rear Occupant Alert. The e-Plus and e-Max variants gets the additional Smart Cruise Control with Stop-Go, Blind-spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Rear-cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, and Safe Exit Alert.


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