The Hyundai Kona Range
When Tesla made sure that the EV market of personal use cars at an affordable price is here to stay presentnig its mass-production Model S, absolutely every other big player on the market took notice and the South Korean Hyundai was one of the first established brands to do so.
With Ioninq being its first truly big and mass-production Ev range, this Kona range is meant to combine both the affordability and considerably high power and performance packed into this 5-door subcompact crossover SUV comparable to Tesla Model X and somewhat Model S.
A more of a family-sized car with a spin on features satisfying both for soccer moms and more avid solo drivers looking for a sizeable EV to roam around in, the Kona range has surely put the Hyundai brand in the EV game.
Having limited this range to one car type unlike Audi with its e-tron, the Hyundai Kona is a true, alsmost full-size SUV targeting both regular habitual drivers just as well as more flamboyant EV lovers looking for size advantage over the likes of BMW i3. Its FWD with 1 to 2 motors depending on the specific variant of the range is best compared to say such bigger models like Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X.
With such a big competitor as Tesla in customers' sight it surely requires a direct comparison of this all-electric range and the market-leading Tesla. So comparing how technically and technologically, not even mentioning comfort wise did this range get to Tesla it does indeed get pretty close. A very quick look at the specs in the range shows how an idea of a futuristic and high-performing EV became a reality for the Hyundai brand fans as well.
Never forget though that while the looks and the comfort of the cabin are important factors the specs are everything. Based on just judging the Kona range on the merit of it specs and metrics, let's take a look at the fact that depending on the variant its EPA certified electric range and starts o to 60 at around 7.4 seconds which is not much at all - but where it lacks in max speed or acceleration or other show-off features, it gains in range. Additonal performance metrics that make it truly stand out from the rest including the ever so important for EVs range, so when the journey has already begun, it will deliver you as far as the official EPA rated range of up to 258 mi without a single recharge.
This makes it truly stand out in its class as costing a fair price it lacks in speed, yet its range is a very nice solution for any long-distance travelers in or out of the city allowing it to compete with other brands who offer same size SUVs but at a higher cost.
Be sure to check out its multiple top features such as:
which combined make for a very satifsfying effect on the road.
We can agree that the looks do matter just as much - meaning that the constantly updated range has both a very futuristic body form as a hatchback and a very minimalistic yet stylish interior finsh with some premium options.