Production Hyundai Kona revealed w/specs!

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Domenick, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Hyundai Kona EV Gets Official Range Rating of 292 Miles (on WLTP cycle, which is a bit more optimistic than EPA estimates)

    Kona comes with either a 39.2 or 65 kWh battery pack (in Europe, the US may only get big battery option), the bigger pack gives the car more power and, I believe, a beter 0 to 60 time of 7.6 seconds.

    Check out the launch video below. (skip ahead to 2:45 to get to the good part)

     
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  2. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Guildenstern

    Guildenstern New Member

    So if you don't want to wait for a Tesla Model Y, here you go. :D

    EPA range is probably going to be around 260 miles, which will be pretty awesome. This should sell like hotcakes!
     
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  4. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    All the specs!
    Battery / Motor

    Electric motor
    Type Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
    Maximum Power 99 kW / 135 PS
    Maximum Torque 395 Nm
    Maximum speed 167 kph
    Battery
    Type Lithium-ion Polymer
    Capacity (kWh) 39,2
    On board charger
    Max. capacity (kW) 7,2 (1-phase)
    Charging time
    Charge Time / Standard (AC) Approx. 6 hrs 10 min
    Charge Time / Quick Charge (DC) (connected to 100 kW DC fast charger) Approx. 54 min up to 80% state of charge
    Performance
    0-to-100 km/h acceleration (sec) 9,3
    Efficiency (kWh / 100 km) 14,8
    CO2 combined (g/km) 0
    All electric range (WLTP - internal targets) Up to 300 km
    Long-range Battery / Motor (EV)
    Electric motor
    Type Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
    Maximum Power 150 kW / 204 PS
    Maximum Torque 395 Nm
    Maximum speed 167 kph
    Battery
    Type Lithium-ion Polymer
    Capacity (kWh) 64
    On board charger
    Max. capacity (kW) 7,2 (1-phase)
    Charging time
    Charge Time / Standard (AC) Approx. 9 hrs 40 min
    Charge Time / Quick Charge (DC) (connected to 100 kW DC fast charger) Approx. 54 min up to 80% state of charge
    Performance
    0-to-100 km/h acceleration (sec) 7,6
    Efficiency (kWh / 100 km) 15,2
    CO2 combined (g/km) 0
    All electric range (WLTP - internal targets) Up to 470 km
    Transmission
    Automatic Single Speed Reduction Gear
    Brakes (both engines)
    Assistance ABS, EPB, ESC and FCA
    Dimensions (mm)
    Exterior
    Overall length 4,180
    Overall width 1,800
    Overall height 1,570
    Wheelbase 2,600
    Front overhang 855
    Rear overhang 720
    Interior
    1st Row / 2nd Row
    Head room 1,006 / 948
    Leg room 1,054 / 850
    Shoulder room 1,410 / 1,380
    Capacities (litres)
    Lugagge including charging cable storage (l VDA) 332
    Luggage without charging cable storage (l VDA) 373
     
  5. Cypress

    Cypress Active Member

    No AWD is a huge disappointment for me.


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  6. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, it's front wheel drive. I imagine they are trying to keep the price down. Pretty sure the internal combustion Kona has selectable all-wheel drive.
     
  7. Marcel_g

    Marcel_g Member

    This is pretty exciting. I'm still prepared to be disappointed by production volume like the Ioniq. I just want EVs to take over already, so 20,000 units per year is disappointing.

    It's also exciting because if the Niro gets the same platform, that might be an EV to suit my needs. My 2017 Leaf is great, but I still rent vans and cars occasionally for trips and vacations.
     
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  8. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Active Member

    The center console buttress is a deal breaker for me. It will limit the space available for my legs.

    Otherwise, it looks impressive.
     
  9. dubluv

    dubluv New Member

    i'm also worried that kia will build this in small numbers, no matter how well it sells.
     
  10. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    I think they'll build as many as they can. It comes down, basically, to people buying it (pretty likely) to how much volume its supply chain can handle.
     
  11. cheesymac

    cheesymac New Member

    I had hopes this might be a contender for my next EV, but some of the videos I've seen show that the back row is pretty tight, and with car seats, I'm not sure my family will fit in it anymore.
     
  12. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Just started this other thread about its Geneva debut that may show it better.

    It's a crossover, so it won't have the utility of a full-size SUV or minivan. Whether it works for you, I guess, depends on the size of your family
     
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  13. cheesymac

    cheesymac New Member

    I wasn't expecting quite that, I have a minivan for that purpose. But we have been looking to see what is out there and coming that would work for the cross-city or even day trip runs to the next metro that would allow us to use the car seats without feeling like we might squeeze the kids legs in, and this doesn't look like it is quite enough for that. Range and other specs look great, but if we needed just another downtown commuter, we'd go with another used LEAF.
     
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  14. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    If you have a baby seat and another child, I have to think it could handle that no problem. It gets trickier if you have to haul more, I would imagine.

    Wish we could just run down to a dealer and check it out to be sure, but it's going to be a while yet.
     
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  15. Cypress

    Cypress Active Member

    Just looking at the numbers and while The Kona has the style of an SUV, it appears to be smaller with less cargo room than the Bolt, and is slower, yet GM got slammed for marketing the Bolt as a CUV.

    The more I look at the Kona, the more disappointed I become.
     
  16. Cypress

    Cypress Active Member

    I’m starting to have my doubts. Smaller, slower, and more expensive than the Chevy Bolt.
     
  17. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    The seats look a lot better, at least. :)

    As for size comparison with the Bolt, they have about the same wheelbase, the Kona is just slightly shorter, but an inch or so wider, and several inches taller.
    As far as I can tell, the Kona is roomier, and taller, so easier to get in and out of.

    As far as the back seat goes, it seems like the Kona has more space. Here's a video featuring the Bolt's back seat.

     
  18. Cypress

    Cypress Active Member

    I meant smaller on the inside. Less head room, less leg room, less cargo room. It does have a little more shoulder room.
     
  19. Cypress

    Cypress Active Member

    Ok, so two guys that are both taller than the average US male find the back seats a bit of a squeeze. They aren’t going to do better in the Kona.

    And by their comments the Kona isn’t going to qualify as a CUV either. It’s a small wagon, just like the Bolt. By the way, people keep saying GM is marketing the Bolt as a CUV, but I haven’t seen any marketing that calls it that. Perhaps early-on at its reveal? But I can’t seem to find any direct GM material referring to it as a CUV. Any sources for that?

    Kona EV / Bolt EV

    Head room -
    Front (in.) 39.56 / 39.7
    Rear (in.) 37.3 / 37.9

    Leg room -
    Front (in.) 41.49 / 41.6
    Rear (in.) 34.64 / 36.5

    Shoulder room -
    Front (in.) 55.47. / 54.6
    Rear (in.) 54.52 / 52.8

    Luggage capacity
    Rear seats upright (cu ft) 11 / 16.9
    rear seats folded (cu ft) 40.35 / 56.6
     
  20. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Well-Known Member

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    In monthly press releases, when touting their crossover sales, Bolt EV will often be mentioned.

    My guess is this is because of the almost identical utility between the Bolt and the Trax/Encore/Soul/Kona.

    But reviewers often hesitate to call those crossovers as well. And the Bolt is even less SUV like than those.

    Regardless, GM marketing it as a crossover is a positive. They’re tying it to a popular category.

    If they wanted to hurt sales they would call it a hatchback or wagon lol. :rolleyes: A simple change of a single word can drastically affect consumer perception.
     

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