Hyundai Kona Electric interior
There’s no mistaking the Kona Electric for a regular Kona inside, but there are better infotainment systems on offer in other EVs of a similar price.
The Hyundai Kona Electric feels like it’s a range-topping model inside, largely because it only comes in comparatively well-specified trims. However, it gets a bespoke look, too, with a different, raised central console to the one you’ll find in regular versions of the Kona. It looks and feels more premium, too.
The dashboard also gets bespoke trim inserts, while above sits a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with a line of shortcut buttons and a pair of rotating knobs underneath. All cars also get a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster rather than analogue dials, further distinguishing the Kona Electric within the Kona range.
Even so, although the Kona Electric gives the Nissan Leaf a run for its money for wow-factor inside, an ID.3 and i3 both look and feel more upmarket if that’s what matters to you most.
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The Kona Electric’s standard infotainment system is easy to use and comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring – so you can seamlessly use the sat-nav and music apps on your smartphone on the Kona’s screen, as well as viewing a large range of EV-centric power and range info.
The latest version of the Kona Electric comes with a large 10.25-inch touch screen with satellite navigation included as standard. If that isn’t your bag then Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also included. Its graphics are clear and you can swipe through menus like you do on your smartphone.
It also comes with a generous seven-year subscription to Hyundai’s live services so the integrated sat-nav can route you around congestion and give live weather updates.