Hyundai Kona Electric - Interior & comfort
High specification plus a quiet and comfortable ride make the Kona Electric a pleasure to travel in
With a heavy battery pack and electric motor to carry around, the Kona Electric's suspension does a surprisingly good job of keeping the body under control without sacrificing ride quality. Passengers remain comfortable when negotiating the worst potholes British roads can offer, which adds to the calm, relaxed atmosphere inside.
There's not a lot of difference between the interior of the Kona Electric and its conventionally fuelled sisters. Perhaps the most notable change is the lack of a gear selector – its place on the flat, metallic centre console is taken by simple buttons for drive, reverse and neutral. A seven-inch touchscreen floats above the dashboard and the instrument panel is dominated by a large central colour display.
A bigger eight-inch touchscreen is a feature of the Premium model, which adds sat nav, privacy glass and a powerful Krell stereo. Blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance and rear cross-traffic alert are all standard, as are front and rear parking sensors. Premium SE adds power-adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats, leather seat facings and a heated steering wheel. Driver convenience is enhanced by a head-up display and auto-dipping headlights.
The entry-level SE is available only with the 39kWh battery, the Premium can be chosen with the 39 or 64kWh and Premium SE is limited to the 64kWh battery.