This is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated cars of this Korean brand. Hyundai Kona 2023 It is a big step forward from its predecessor. It’s bigger and more modern, while still offering three modes of operation to choose from. In the Czech Republic, when traveling with Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Estewe came across one of the first test copies and had the opportunity to take a closer look.
The Hyundai Kona 2023 looks… amazing in real life. This car is a great visual revolution
Pictures don’t do it justice, but the Kona is a big, big car in real life. Stylistic references are evident here big Tucsonbut there are also details that come from the electric IONIQ.
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In the case of this article, the balance was slightly disturbed by the small wheels. However, I am afraid that these will be common in the electric version, due to the small size and therefore the low rolling resistance.
The front and back are also surprisingly large. In the media pictures it looks lower than it really is. I think this will be one of the features that will convince many people to buy this car.
Large dimensions are also included. The rear door is larger, making it easier to access the bed. We can also count the interior more spacious, which will be together with the big. The predecessor did not sin with the number of positions in the second row.
Cheap means slow
By the way, I also considered the charging speed in the electric Corner. Like the Kia Niro EV, the Kona EV has a maximum charging capacity of 80 kW. This is not much, although a battery with a capacity of 64 kWh does not need more.
In practice, however, it can be seen that the payoff curve is not optimal here. On the super fast charger, the speed has dropped to 35 kW at 30% battery. This could be an issue with the test copy, although the Niro is also not guilty of being able to fast charge. On the other hand, we are talking about a car with urban character, in which a long journey will be very rare.
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Hyundai has not yet announced the specifications and prices of the Kona in Poland. In Germany, this model is not cheap, but it offers good equipment. So I bet that in Poland we will have a big increase, but the compensation will be a good level already in the basic version.