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  • 20 January 2019
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    A winning year: Hyundai KONA Electric Wins Awards Again and Again

Hyundai KONA EV: 
Coming soon to Howards

It’s been a winning past year for the Hyundai KONA EV, the electric crossover addition to the KONA offering. The Next Green Car Awards named the prestigious car manufacturer Hyundai as the Manufacturer of The Year 2018. Whilst alongside this accolade, the KONA EV won the Car of the Year and the Family Car of the Year.

Hyundai Kona Electric

But, why?

Perhaps it’s something to do with a whopping 279 mile long-range, fully charged, making the Kona EV one of the longest-range achieving electric vehicles currently on the market! Or maybe it could be the incredible value for money, from only £27,250, or the host of amazing features that would excite even the most technologically savvy person.

Well, the judges agreed, stating:

‘With its 279-mile range, the Hyundai Kona Electric represents outstanding value for money when compared with rival offerings. As the first to bring a long-distance EV to mass-market customers...Hyundai’s Kona Electric is NGC’s Car of the Year 2018.’

Interior Features

So what is inside this winning vehicle? 

If you open the flush and well-designed door, you will find:

  • An impressive and stylish 7-inch instrument cluster positioned conveniently with driver information insights.

  • You will also find gadgets and buttons galore. As a driver, to your left, you’ll find a host of easy to find door-based controls for a fully connected driver experience. The steering wheel also has a range of controls, from volume and call control to music and light control.

  • Safety features are both outstanding and cutting-edge when it comes to driver assistance technology.

  • Also featured is Hyundai SmartSense, providing higher safety standards throughout. Potential hazards are monitored, including blind spot detection and autonomous braking.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Nexo EV interior

Hyundai Nexo EV engine

Key Statistics

If the interior wasn’t impressive enough, the all-electric powertrain has stats to wow any car enthusiast, and not just the green energy supporters. 

  • 395 Nm of instant torque
  • Acceleration of 0 to 62 mph in only 7.6 seconds
  • Max output 150 kW
  • Max speed 104 mph
  • Fast charging option 1h 15min
  • Normal charge (7.2kW) 9h 35min

Looking at these statistics, it's clear to see why the KONA has been claiming both supporters and impressive accolades.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Other awards include:

Spains “Best Car of the Year” Award and Auto Express's 2018 "Affordable Electric Car of the Year" Award.

Auto Express rated the KONA as 5 star, stating:

‘Hyundai Kona Electric is proving why it won the Auto Express Affordable Electric Car of the Year award in 2018. Its large battery has almost eliminated range anxiety, which is very useful on long trips, and the big boot and spacious interior mean it works very well as an ordinary family car, too.’

To enquire about the amazing 100% fully electric KONA, simply get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to let you know just how the KONA EV can fit into your lifestyle.

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