Hyundai Motor has managed to achieve some great scores at this year’s What Car? event. Complementing vehicle’s performance capabilities and features, the magazine jury has decided that KONA electric machines are one of the most efficient and agile in the segment.
The vehicle itself, KONA Electric is geared with a 64kWh battery pack and was tested by What Car? team along with 13 other zero-emission vehicles at the Millbrook Proving Ground test track in a mixed range of driving conditions. The car has managed to achieve a real-world range of 159 miles – incredible result, given that such distance was driven with a cost of just 3.3 pence per mile.
The results of What Car? tests have come just a few months after KONA Electric was named “Affordable Electric Car of the Year” for 2018 by Auto Express magazine. We should also mention that new KONA comes with Hyundai’s industry-leading five-year unlimited mileage warranty and roadside assistance package. It features brand’s latest safety equipment and offers the aid of Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Speed Limit Indicator function.
The What Car? test is equivalent to the popular “True MPG” test for combustion engines, with that feature that it only tests the capabilities of electric machines. The results were carried out at the Millbrook Proving Ground in pure realistic conditions – climate control set to 22 degrees, lights on and ambient temperature set on 10-15 degrees.