Up to 484 km range; new 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric spied before Malaysian launch

Sanjay · Oct 11, 2021 02:30 PM

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Though spied at Petronas Ara Damansara, these two cars aren't looking for petrol – you're looking at the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric, months before their scheduled Malaysian launch in the fourth quarter of this year (Q4 2021), which we're in now.

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Set to be fully-imported (CBU Korea), there are no indicative prices at the moment as the company is waiting on the government's announcement regarding EV policies.

In markets where it's currently sold, the Kona Electric is available with two output levels. The first is powered by a 39.2-kWh battery (135 PS / 395 Nm), enabling a 305 km range.

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The second more powerful option is juiced by a 64-kWh battery pack. It makes 204 PS and 395 Nm, good for a 484 km range.

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In the charging stakes, it takes about 54 minutes to charge the Kona EV from zero to 80-percent using a 100 kW DC fast charger. If a DC charger isn’t available, the Kona EV can also be charged using household AC power supply, which takes about 8 hours when hooked up to a 7.3-kW wallbox.

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In other markets, the facelifted Kona Electric gets Hyundai's latest SmartSense ADAS suite, which features:

  • Blind Spot Collision-avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC)

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Top to bottom: Kona 2.0 Active and Kona N Line; the two pure-petrol variants HSDM currently sells here

In the meantime, the regular 2021 Hyundai Kona variants (fully imported, CBU Korea) are priced as below:

2021 Hyundai Kona Prices in Malaysia
Variant Price
2.0 RM 119,888
2.0 Active (as tested) RM 136,888
1.6 Turbo RM 146,888
1.6 N Line RM 156,888
OTR w/o insurance, with 50% SST discount. Valid until 30-June 2022

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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