What’s NewThe 2022 Hyundai KONA Electric, Konata comes with a fresh new restyled exterior. Two-tone body colour and numerous standard tech and safety features. Cabin quality and connectivity have taken a huge leap forward.
The perforated front panel in the front has been removed. There have also been some additional changes made to the front exterior. There have been updates made to the upper LED daytime running lights, and the lower beam lights have been enhanced with multiflector technology. The charging port flap has also been made a front feature.
The functional air intake in the lower bumper has been visually enhanced with horizontal satin accent bars, which aims to give the SUV a more pronounced stance.
ExteriorThe design of the 2022 KONA is sleek and comes in two-tone body colours. The vehicle has daytime running lights, front and rear LED lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a nifty electric sunroof. The high body SUV lets the vehicle pack in more battery power without affecting the cabin space. The battery is spread low across the floor plan for a lower centre of gravity.
From the side, the car seems to look much like its predecessor, but if you look closer, you’ll see that this 2022 Hyundai KONA Electric, Konata is actually 25 millimetres longer. The alloy wheels remain 17-inches in size, and the black roof rails are standard.
InteriorGetting to grips with driving this SUV EV is pretty easy to adjust to. The only unfamiliar thing is the need to use transmission buttons on the centre console. These buttons are used for the single-speed auto gearbox that all EVs need.
The cabin has heated front seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and an eight-inch touch-screen display.
Technology and Safety FeaturesThe KONA can be bought in a 64kWh battery with a driving range of 300 miles. You can also purchase a cheaper version in a 39kWh battery with a lower driving range of 189 miles. The 2022 Hyundai KONA Electric, Konata SUV can be purchased in an SEL 4dr and Limited 4dr Electric Direct Drive.
Starting the SUV is silent, and you merely have to touch the accelerator lightly to get on the move. You may be surprised how fast this EV accelerates, considering it’s a fully electric car. The car has a lot more pulling power than would be generated by an equivalent combustion engine. It produces 395-newton meters of torque, and it all gets delivered from the get-go rather than from building it up as it would with a fossil fuel vehicle.
All 2022 KONAs come standard with Hyundai SmartSense Active Safety. Other safety features include a lane-keeping assistant system, a forward collision avoidance system, and a downhill brake control system.