2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Preview – Specs, Performance & Price

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Preview – Specs, Performance & Price

Hyundai Kona has been launched in the automobile market quite recently. Korean automobile manufacturing companies have always been at the top of the list. Hyundai has a good marketing strategy and has captured the Indian market quite well.

The 2021 version of the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV saw some changes so we are not expecting any major change for the 2022 version. But, we are hoping that the 2022 version will be provided with a few minor updates. Additionally, the Kona is Hyundai’s first SUV that is made available with a full-electric powertrain in the United States of America.

The Hyundai Kona offers amazing techs and features so the manufacturing company will be offering a hot variant in the form of Kona N. The 2022 Hyundai Kona will be made available in five different trim levels: SE, SEL, N Line, Limited, and Kona N.

In today’s automobile market the electric SUV will face fierce competition from other segments like the 2022 Kia Niro, 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV, 2022 Nissan Leaf, 2022 Honda HR-V, and 2022 Nissan Kicks.

Hyundai Kona Electric Specs

Source – Chargepoint

Let us talk about the features and price differences of the different trim levels of the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV.

Trims SE SEL Limited N-Line
Price $21,000 $22,900 $26,950 $27,000
Key Features Cloth Upholstery Power Mirror(s) Additional Night Features Steering Mounted Controls
Apple CarPlay 3-step heated front seats Leather seats Heads up display
Android Auto 17-inch alloy wheels The Wireless smartphone charging pad 18-inch alloy wheels
Automatic LED Headlights Rear privacy glass Large Infotainment system Hill Hold Control
Am/FM HD Radio Satellite Radio Auto-dimming rearview mirror Tire Pressure Monitoring System
N-Line Themed Interior (special)

The base trim of the Hyundai Kona is the SE which consists of the standard features. Moving to the upper trim levels all of them consist of the standard features available at the base version. The Limited trim of the Hyundai Kona gets special night features for the passengers. On the other hand, opting for the N-Line feature one could enjoy the benefit of its special N-Line themed interior.

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Engine and Performance

The 2022 version of the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV will continue to feature the same engine as its predecessor. All the electric parts and components present in its previous version will be carried forwarded to the 2022 version. One will get to see the same permanent-magnet synchronous electric engine. Interestingly, the engine of the Electric SUV produces 201 horsepower along with 291 lb-ft of torque.

Hyundai Kona Electric Performance

The 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV will not compromise anything when it comes to its performance. The base version of the Hyundai Kona is fitted with a 2.0-L GDI 4-cylinder engine. The engine present in the base version of the Kona produces 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, the engine of the model helps the electric SUV to reach 0-60 MPH in just 6.5 seconds. The electric SUV completes its quarter-mile run in just 15.0 seconds with a top speed of 110 miles per hour.

Models 2022Hyundai Kona Electric SUV 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2021 Kia Niro
Price $39,000 $36,590 $39,100
Engine Electric Electric Electric
Transmission 1-speed direct 1-speed direct 1-speed direct
Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD
Power Outcome 201 hp 200 hp 201 hp
Torque Outcome 291 lb-ft 266 lb-ft 291 lb-ft
0-60 MPH (sec) 6.5 6.4 6.2
Quarter-Miles (sec) 15 15 14.9

With a $3,590 difference, the Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro become the powerful car in the segment producing 1 hp more than the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Interestingly, the torque outcome of the Chevrolet Bolt EV is quite less than the Hyundai Kona. The Kia Niro is the twin of Hyundai Kona as the power and torque outcome is the same but, not the acceleration power. The Kia Niro completes its 0-60 MPH run in just 6.2 seconds and 14.9 seconds in its quarter-mile which is the fastest in the segment.

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric Fuel Economy

For the upcoming year model, we are expecting the same MPGe as its predecessor. The 2022 version of Kona will deliver an estimation of 132 MPGe in the city, 108 MPGe on the highway, and 120 MPGe as combined. It has been estimated that the upcoming Kona will have 258 miles of driving range.

Hyundai Kona Electric Charging

The charging time of the 2022 Kona will take 9 hours 15 minutes from 10 to 100 percent. Additionally, Hyundai also claims that if they think of providing a fast charger then that would surely decrease. The manufacturing company also revealed that using a Level-3 charger can charge the Kona Electric from 10 to 80 percent in under 50 minutes.

The MPGe values of its other competitors are given in the table below:-

Models 2022Hyundai Kona Electric SUV 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2021 Kia Niro
MPGe (city) 132 127 123
MPGe (highway) 108 118 102
MPGe (combined) 120 118 112
Range (miles) 258 259 239

The Hyundai Kona seems to run quite efficiently in the city but, not on the highway. The Chevrolet Bolt is quite efficient on the highway but not good in the city. Moreover, as a combined result the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV seems outstanding.

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Interior

The 2022 version of Hyundai Kona will come with the same interior design and theme. We are not expecting any major change but, small minor changes could happen. The interior of the Kona will feature a redesigned center stack and a cluster display.

The five-seating SUV will feature 6-way adjustable front seats along with cloth-stitched seats. Overall, the seats are placed well and provide the right comfort to the passengers. The back cabin seats of the model are of the same upholstery and they provide an ample amount of head, shoulder, and legroom.

Hyundai Kona Electric Interior

Interestingly, Hyundai ensured that the 2022 version of Kona will feature automatic air conditioning on all of its trim levels.

Release Date of 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV

Unfortunately, there is no official launch date for the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV. Some sources have estimated that the 2022 Kona will be made available in the mid of August 2022.

Price of 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV

The price of the electric version of Kona will go high unless it is a petrol version engine. The starting price of the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV is going to be starting from $39,000.

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