Beginning with the Kona Electric (pictured above) – which has proven a big hit since its introduction in 2018, not least thanks to an impressive 300-mile range from the top-spec model. Changes on the updated model are primarily visual, with this EV crossover getting a new front end design incorporating a closed-off grille and sharper headlights, while the cabin benefits from a new 10.25-inch touchscreen and new digital dial system.
As before, it’s available with a choice of a 39kWh battery pack and a 64kWh option, which deliver claimed ranges of 189 miles and 300 miles respectively.
Prices for the updated Kona Electric kick off from £30,125 (including the plug-in car grant), and for this it comes with a reversing camera, keyless entry and a digital dial system and main touchscreen, both measuring 10.25 inches.
Up next is the £31,475 Premium grade, which brings LED headlights, heated front seats and additional driver assistance technology. At the top of the range is the £37,375 Ultimate model, which is only available with the 64kWh battery pack. This brings luxuries such as a head-up display, heated seats and an electric sunroof.
Next up is the new Tucson Plug-in hybrid, joining a standard hybrid model in the new Tucson range which itself brings bolder and more upmarket styling to this mid-size SUV. Here it combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 13.8kWh battery. In total it produces 262bhp, while also being able to travel for 35 miles on a single charge.
Prices for the Tucson PHEV start from £39,330 for the ‘Premium’ model – coming as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels and LED lights. The £42,030 ‘Ultimate’ version then brings larger 19-inch alloy wheels, leather seats and an electric tailgate.
Both models are accompanied by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty, while the battery is covered for eight years.
March 11, 2021