THE restyled Hyundai Kona Electric is now on sale costing from Â£30,125 to Â£37,375 after deducting the government's plug-in car grant and the latest model will also be available in a wider range of trim levels.
What the company's calls its' game-changing zero emission electric vehicle has only been on the market for just over two years but has already undergone a series of exterior design updates to help it stand out from the crowd.
At the front there's a new-look closed grille, new LED daytime running lights and revised headlamps which incorporate multifaceted reflector technology. Air inlets in front of the wheel arch claddings enhance the electric model's aerodynamics and reduce turbulence while the lower bumper air intake has been visually enhanced by horizontal satin accent bars.
To the side, there are new, painted wheel arch claddings and a new 17" alloy wheel design, while a restyled rear bumper and revised rear lamps completing the design changes.
As before there's a choice of two electric powertrains - 39.2kWh with 134bhp and a range of 189 miles, or 64kWh with 201bhp and a range of 300 miles. Both models offer charging flexibility with standard seven-pin and three-pin charging cables enabling charge-times from as little as 47 minutes on a 100kW charger, with a full recharge from a 7.2kW charger taking six hours.
The interior benefits from specification enhancements including a standard 10.25-inch digital supervision instrument cluster with a choice of display options and information displays, whilst the 10.25-inch infotainment touch screen system is now standard across the range, with its combination of Bluelink® app control, Krell premium multi speaker sound and navigation with voice control.
Three trim levels are now available with SE Connect and Ultimate trims joining a revised Premium specification. The SE Connect is only available with the 39.2kWh powertrain while the Ultimate version comes as standard with the more powerful system. Premium trim is offered with a choice of both.
Standard features across the range include rear parking sensors, rear view camera, keyless entry with stop/start button and smart adaptive cruise control with stop/go function while the enhanced Premium spec now includes full LED headlamps, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and cabin ambient lighting. Blind spot collision avoidance and rear cross traffic collision avoidance assistance systems are also added to the already comprehensive safety equipment list while other key features include front parking sensors, LED rear lights, power folding mirrors, automatic windscreen wipers and wireless device charging point.
The new Ultimate model adds an electric tilt and slide sunroof and a highway drive assist function plus a head up display, leather upholstery with full electric adjustments to the front, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.