Nissan Ariya: world premiere in Italy – News

Nissan has chosen Italy for the live presentation of the Ariya, after the virtual premiere last July in Yokohama: the model shown in Rome to the trade press is the last prototype version before the start of production of the car, which will be set up in Japan.

Ariya, the first 100% electric crossover coupe, and on which the new Nissan logo officially debuts, is called the maximum expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility: developed on the new EV platform, it stands out for its design, e-4ORCE technology and advanced autonomous driving and connectivity systems.

A sporty crossover combined with a smooth and silent ride, which provides the pilot and passengers with a welcoming and luxurious interior, while the autonomous driving functions, personal voice assistant and advanced connectivity systems increase safety.

Ariya will be offered on the European market in five versions, with 63 and 87 kWh batteries, two or four wheel drive and range ranging from 340 to 500 km (given in WLTP combined cycle, still subject to homologation).
Driving versions and modes
In detail, these are the five versions:
• Ariya 63 kWh, two-wheel drive, up to 360 km of autonomy
• Ariya 87 kWh, two-wheel drive, up to 500 km of autonomy
• Ariya e-4ORCE 63 kWh, all-wheel drive, up to 340 km of autonomy
• Ariya e-4ORCE 87 kWh, all-wheel drive, up to 460 km of autonomy
• Ariya e-4ORCE 87 kWh Performance, top of the range, up to 400 km of autonomy

All will be equipped with a fast charging system thanks to the Combined Charging System, with the addition of the thermal control function of the battery with liquid cooling, which optimizes the temperature.

The 63 kWh versions are equipped with two battery chargers: one of 7.4 kW in alternating current and one that supports up to 130 kW in direct current, while those of 87 kWh have one with 22 kW in alternating current and one up to at 130 kW continuously.
The three driving modes (Standard, Sport and ECO, in addition to the Snow for the e-4ORCE models), allow the car to be adapted to all driving styles and different road conditions, while the balanced distribution of the weight of the engine and battery, close to 50/50 on the front and rear axles, allows easy and safe cornering.

The e-4ORCE technology, available on the four-wheel drive versions, includes a double electric motor and an all-wheel drive system born from Nissan’s great experience in off-road and sports cars. which combines the GT-R’s Attesa E-TS torque sharing technology and the Patrol’s intelligent 4×4 system.

Ariya will be available on the European market starting from the second half of 2021, with the possibility of booking already by the end of this year; the official price list is not yet established, but Marco Toro, the new CEO of Nissan Italy who officially debuted with the Ariya presentation event, ensures that it will be a particularly interesting one.


Cupra Formentor begins production. He wants to fill a vacancy in the market

Cupra begins production of its first model, developed exclusively for this sports brand. The company believes that it will fill the vacancy on the market so far.

Cupra is a very young brand that has only existed for two years. As a separate sports division, Seatu first offered cars based on the existing Seat, Cupru Ateca and Cupru Leon models. But now it comes with the first car developed just for her, a pre-announced crossover Cupra Formentor, first introduced last year in the form of a concept, production is already beginning.

Named after a beautiful peninsula on the island of Mallorca, the crossover is extremely important for the brand, and the management believes that it will double Cupry’s sales. That’s why production at Satt’s home plant in Martorell begins in style, with 160 pieces of this crossover a day leaving the factory this week. Production takes place on the same assembly line as in the case of Leon, both models share the modular platform MQB Evo.

At the same time, the car is entering the market at a very difficult time, when car manufacturers are severely affected by the coronavirus pandemics, which, for example, hit Spain hard. But as a new brand, Cupra can attract customers, this July was the best month in its history in terms of sales. In addition, Cupry CEO and new Seat President Wayne Griffiths expects the fourth quarter of this year to be good for the Spanish carmaker. Its sales are already returning to normal, just ending September was already at the same level of sales for the company as last year.

In addition, Cupra is proving to be a successful project so far. Griffiths admits that there have been doubts from many quarters as to whether the new brand has a chance of success at a time when many brands are disappearing. But the first months of operation prove that it was a suitable step. Cupra has sold 55,000 cars since sales began, more than management had predicted.

“We have found a vacancy in the market that fills the gap between mainstream and luxury brands,” explains Cupry’s position to CEO. He now speaks of Satt as a car manufacturer with two brands. While Seat is to continue to attract customers to the world of the VW Group, especially young clients (the average age of Satt’s customer is 10 years lower than in the case of Volkswagen), Cupra is intended to attract those interested in sporty cars with a distinctive style. This is also intended to bring in new customers, and the brand’s position also means that Cupry models should make a significant profit.

Cupra Formentor should be an important tool in this regard. Even to attract a wide clientele, it will be available with seven engines, depending on the market. The first to arrive is the top-of-the-range version with the 2.0 TSI (228 kW) supercharged petrol four-cylinder, which will be complemented at the beginning of 2021 by a plug-in hybrid with a combined output of 180 kW provided by the 1.4 TSI combination with electric motor. Other units will arrive later, including turbodiesel. On the contrary, let’s not count on an electric car.

The wide range suggests that Formentor will eventually be sold exclusively as Cupra and will not be complemented by a version with Seat logos, as originally speculated.

We will see soon whether Cupra Formentor meets the expectations of its authors. Sales in the main European markets will start during October.


Renault Mégane arrives as a crossover. The new boss sees him as a business success

In the past, the Mégane range also included models such as the three-door hatch, convertible or MPV. In the future, it should also include a crossover.

Luca de Meo took over the management of Renault in July, the current head of Satt, who immediately began working to revive the brand. It expects massive cuts in the future, but also with investments in commercially interesting models. Except Capturu Renault is not doing very well in the field of popular SUVs and crossovers, which de Meo would like to change in the future.

The French carmaker is therefore counting on expanding the range of such models. The first was announced this week when Renault officially announced it in the first half of 2021, Arkana will start offering the expected SUV coupe in Europe, still available on the Russian market.

So far, another novelty is being talked about unofficially. According to behind-the-scenes sources familiar with the situation, de Meo is counting on a new compact crossover that would expand the Mégane model line. Its appearance is not yet known, but there is talk of a sports-shaped car. “Luca de Meo wants to develop slightly different silhouettes to add value,” says one of the sources.

If a few months ago there was talk that Mégane could have it tilted for the future in the current concept and be completely replaced by a crossover, the new boss has indicated that he continues to count on this compact model. Only its offer will be further expanded. In the future, it should even be one of the key pillars of the brand. De Meo sees this segment as an opportunity for higher margins than today’s successful Clio and Captur models, which allows Renault to earn more.

The arrival of the crossover in the Mégane family is to be part of extensive changes in Renault’s offer. As part of the restructuring, the new CEO wants to focus primarily on segments with high business potential. That’s why the models that don’t do well in the store should end – whether it’s the Talisman middle class model or the MPV Scénic and Espace. They are to be replaced by cars with greater potential, such as the Arkana or the compact crossover.

By the way, Renault Mégane has been part of the French brand’s offer since 1995, when it gradually replaced the 19 model. Over the years, however, the offer has narrowed in response to interest, today’s fourth generation Mégan is as affordable as a five-door hatchback, station wagon and sedan.


Volkswagen ID.4: The brother of the Škoda Enyaq promises a range of up to 520 km

Volkswagen today finally unveiled its first purely electric SUV ID.4, which is also the brand’s first ever electric global model.

Like the Škoda Enyaq, the Volkswagen ID.4 is based on the MEB modular electrical platform. The new SUV measures 4584 mm in length, 1852 mm in width, 1612 mm in height and the wheelbase is 2766 millimeters. Like any good SUV, the ID.4 has an increased ground clearance, specifically 21 centimeters.

Let’s also dwell for a moment on the design that was known long before its unveiling. At the same time, the carmaker emphasizes the muscular silhouette of the car in combination with modern design elements. The clean and smooth curves were then to be inspired by nature, thanks to which the car should offer excellent aerodynamics. Specifically, we are talking about the coefficient of aerodynamic drag with the value of Cd 0,28.

The further appearance of the car will be influenced by the selected equipment level, and we currently know of two limited editions with which the VW ID.4 should enter the German market. The basic model will be ID.4 1ST with a price starting from 49,950 euros (approx. 1,356,000 CZK), while better equipped ID.4 1ST Max starts from 59,950 euros (approx. 1,627,000 CZK). However, German customers can immediately deduct state aid of up to 9,480 Euros for each model.

The novelty can be on 20 or 21 inch wheels, the headlights can be equipped with IQ.Light LED matrix technology and the rear lamps can get innovative LED 3D light indicators. Both technologies belong to the standard in equipment 1ST Max. Both equipment also includes roof racks and towing equipment. In addition, the Max model adds a panoramic sunroof.

This slowly brings us to the interior, which the carmaker discovered for us a few weeks ago. At the same time, the carmaker emphasizes the rich interior space, which is aided by a platform with a long wheelbase and short overhangs. The impression of spaciousness is further enhanced by the rich glazing, including the aforementioned optional panoramic roof.

The dashboard has a similar layout as we know from the electric hatchback ID.3. The center display has a 10 ”diagonal on model 1ST and 12 ”in model 1ST Max. And of course, the same software will not be missing, which has hopefully got rid of all the minor shortcomings. Customers can look forward to wireless updates as well as the ability to purchase and download new features.

The interior of the limited versions will offer different upholstery motifs, but more importantly, the information is that version 1ST Max receives electrically adjustable seats with pneumatic lumbar support and massage function. In addition, the seats have earned AGR certification for their contribution to maintaining a healthy crew back.

This provides space and entertainment for the crew, but how will it be with the cargo? The luggage compartment with a net and an adjustable bottom promises a standard capacity of 543 liters, but when the rear backrests are folded down, the total capacity should increase to 1575 liters. In addition, the VW ID.4 can handle a braked trailer weighing up to 1,000 kilograms, with which it can withstand a climb of up to 12 degrees. In addition, both limited versions promise roof racks.

Both limited versions of the VW ID.4 are powered by a compact synchronous electric motor (PSM) with a maximum output of 150 kW (204 hp) and a maximum torque of 310 Nm. The engine is paired with a single-speed transmission and all power is directed to the rear wheels only. The car should accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds and the maximum speed is limited to 160 km / h.

Sufficient energy is provided by a Lithium-Ion water-cooled battery with a capacity of 77 kWh, stored in the floor, which consists of 12 battery segments and weighs 493 kilograms. Thanks to an economical propulsion system and sophisticated aerodynamics, the car and this battery promise a range of up to 520 kilometers on a single charge.

And when it comes to charging – ID.4 supports fast charging with an output of up to 125 kW, thanks to which it is possible to get a range of up to 320 kilometers in 30 minutes (according to WLTP) with a sufficiently powerful charger. For slow chargers and wallboxes, the ID.4 offers the highest charging speed of up to 11 kW. In addition, the carmaker guarantees that the batteries will retain at least 70% of their capacity during the first 8 years (or 160,000 km).

ID.4 should be a universal athlete among SUVs, which should correspond to its chassis. The clear height of 21 centimeters promises the possibility of overcoming light terrain, while the low center of gravity offers stability and sporty characteristics in corners. The impression of sportiness is further enhanced by the rear-wheel drive. In the city, ID.4 intends to shine thanks to a turning diameter of 10.2 meters.

And verzi ID.4 1ST In addition, the Max electric SUV receives an adaptive DCC chassis, which is connected to the driving mode selector. In addition, the VDM driving mode selector combines the settings of the adaptive dampers and the XDS electronic differential, which should further enhance steering accuracy.

The icing on the cake can be described as the rich support of assistance systems from the IQ.Drive package, including the support of adaptive cruise control with the ability to use data from online navigation. In addition, the software will include the We Connect ID function for connecting the car to a smartphone and the relevant application.


Škoda Enyaq photographed in daylight in poorer equipment. Does BMW still remind you?

A few days ago, Škoda presented the first electric SUV Enyaq and in Prague, of course, boasted the most well-trodden equipment. But what does one of the more available versions look like in daylight?

Electric Damage to Enyaq At the world premiere in Prague, we saw a car equipped as a ceiling, as is customary at such presentations. Shortly afterwards, the carmaker published a configurator in which we can also view cheaper versions. On on the Czech market we are talking about variant 60, which comes to a minimum of CZK 1,059,900. You can virtually view such a car on the Škoda website, but in reality no one has seen it.

Facebook group fan Škoda Kodiaq / Karoq / Kamiq / Enyaq iV Club CZ&SK however, he boasted of his photographs, which capture Enyaq in one of the more available versions. It is not a complete nestling, which is revealed by the red paint, while the only free Enyaqu paint is Energy blue. Yet a few details of the “poorer” origin of the captured piece reveal. We pay particular attention to the classic masks instead of the backlit ones, the details on the front bumper are painted in the color of the body and especially the red Enyaq wears small, not so distinctive wheels.


Images from social networks also capture the interior, which is very well equipped even in the basic versions. However, the more expensive versions also differ mainly in the upholstery of the instrument panel, seats and the decors used. For example, the standard includes a 13 ”touch screen multimedia system in the middle, as well as a 5.3-inch display in front of the driver. A three-zone air conditioning or a multifunction steering wheel with a leather cover is also included.

While fans compared to the ceiling-equipped version shortly after the premiere to the SUV of the premium carmaker BMW, the more affordable ones probably won’t be confused with Munich products. Nevertheless, we think that the basic equipment of Enyaqu is more than decent, while you get another load of elements for relatively reasonable money… at least in the world of electric cars.

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The Škoda Enyaq iV will be introduced to the world today. You can also watch the premiere

The discovery of the Enyaq iV Damage will also be available online. In addition, thanks to a 360 ° camera, the carmaker will allow spectators to feel as if they are on the spot.

World premiere of an electric car Škoda Enyaq iV It will take place in two forms: at the same time as the car will be presented at an event in Prague, the carmaker will also offer a newly designed virtual format for the public, which will be able to watch the revelation online. The official premiere of Enyaqu iV is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 v 19:00.

Carmaker through unique presentation promises that fans will feel like they are at the premiere venue. This is ensured by individually controllable 360 ​​° cameras, which give the viewers the feeling that they are themselves in the middle of the action. Thanks to this, before and after the live broadcast of the model presentation, they will be able to move around the virtual pavilion, where it will be possible to see last year from all angles from all angles. studii Vision iV, which preceded the production car, and then the production Enyaq iV. In addition to both cars, extensive information material will be available for download.

Interviews with experts will also take place in the studio. After the viewer goes to the studio, where the interviews take place, he can again see the whole environment of the studio using a 360 ° camera. In addition, viewers will be able to send their questions via social networks. The Škoda Cinema section will also be a taste, presenting selected historical models of the brand. In addition to the 1000 MB, 640 Superb and 1101 “Tudor” models, the gallery will also feature the old Rapid Six or Popular Monte Carlo.

The virtual pavilion will be accessible 20 minutes before the presentation and it will be possible to see it two hours after the event, at Š Lifestream will start at 19:00, and participants will be notified one minute in advance.

Of course, we will not miss the official premiere of the Škoda Enyaq iV either. We can already promise you the first static impressions of the car or general information about prices.

So far, let’s just summarize the basic information about this 4,648 mm long crossover with a purely electric drive. It will use the basis in the form of the MEB platform developed for electric cars, which it will share, among other things, with the Volkswagen ID.3. The wheelbase of 2,765 mm will match it.

The design of the Enyaqu iV will follow the Vision iV concept, but it will have a different rear end – the body version of the “SUV coupe” will arrive late. The production will then be taken care of by the brand’s home plant in Mladá Boleslav, which will currently become the only factory in Europe outside Germany producing cars with the MEB platform.



Robert Pattinson’s Batman hit Twilight in fan memes

The teaser trailer for “Batman” by Matt Reeves starring Robert Pattinson still made many social media users think of “Twilight.” Movie fans sculpt memes about how the British vampire actor became a superhero – and it’s a bit damn but popular crossover.

“Batman” directed by Matt Reeves, promising to show viewers a young Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson), is due out in 2021, and on August 22, moviegoers finally received a teaser trailer for the film. An atmospheric video showing the murder, a cryptic message to the superhero (which, however, the audience quickly deciphered) and his meeting with Catwoman, instantly broke into memes.

Besides beating a gang member hard, users of social networks, for example, made a joke on a frame in which a Gotham man has black circles under his eyes.

Another reason for the memes was the fact that the promo came out very, very dark – literally.

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Found in the memes and the pathetic scene in which Pattinson’s hero answers the bully’s question.

But among all the abundance of various jokes on the trailer, a separate layer of memes stands out with the “Twilight” films, in which Pattinson played one of the main characters of Edward Cullen (a total of four films were published based on the books of Stephenie Meyer).

Twitter users love to joke about how Robert Pattinson hates his vampire past. and cannot get rid of it. I wonder what he would have said after seeing how Batman got a crossover with Twilight?

It even went as far as a fancam with trailer footage and a soundtrack from Twilight.

At the same time, the scene in which Bruce Wayne rescues a man from a racing car seemed very familiar to the fans of the saga – and was also reflected in memes.

Expect Robert Pattinson to save people from crashes anytime, anywhere: Twilight (2008) and Batman (2021).

Despite the fact that the last film in the saga was released eight years ago, fans continue to find interesting details in the pictures. For example, in the summer, social media users realized that one of the Cullen family carried with him to school rather strange (for both a vampire and a human) dinner.

Discoveries are found in the books of Stephenie Meyer. The TikTok user re-read the works and realized which word could be the favorite of the writer. He makes Edward giggle and the fans laugh.


Getting to know the Alter Ego Mitsubishi Xpander Cross page all

JAKARTA, – Added a three-line car product line that can accommodate 7 passengers, Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) officially released Xpander Cross late 2019 then.

The Xpander Cross comes to be the highest variant in the Xpander family which is also a “bullet” for Mitsubishi to try to dredge a wider market segment. Moreover, with a capital appearance that is fresher and looks more solid.

However, due to design problems and appearance, not a few people have up to now questioned its status. Does Xpander Cross get into the segment low multi purpose vehicle ( LMPV) or low sport utility vehicle ( LSUV) ?

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Answering this, before the editorial who had tried the Xpander Cross directly in Japan in 2019, already received an explanation from Minoru Uehara, Chief Product Specialist B & C Segment, Product Strategy Division of Mitsubisi Motors Corporation (MMC).

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According to Uehara, the Xpander Cross was born from the results of a survey of young families in Indonesia who crave Xpander not only as a family car, but also reliable when invited to go on an adventure out of town.

With this background, Mitsubishi tries to improve the appearance of Xpander, but still maintains the 7 passenger concept. The visuals are made more macho with a few touches and developments, all of which are completely new.

“So if you want to carry a lot of stuff (for adventure) the third and second row seat folding configurations can be arranged, like Xpander. We make sure the Xpander Cross has the best level of comfort compared to rivals, both in the segment. small MPV (LMPV) as well small SUV (LSUV), ”ucap Uehara.

After that, it was the turn to discuss design questions. As stated, even though the design construction is arguably 11-12, the Xpander Cross has an aura that is more assertive than the concept dynamic shield-nya.

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Even in terms of dimensions the whole is different. The Xpander Cross is 22 mm (4,500 mm) longer, 50 mm (1,800 mm) wider, and 50 mm (1,750 mm) taller when juxtaposed with the regular Xpander.

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The front grille design is made thicker with a few perforated accents. The color is no longer decorated with a shiny chrome layer, but is gray in color so that it has a more vibrant feel.

The lighting system is a bit similar to Xpander. Starting from the flat LED DRL which is placed at the top, to the placement of the main lights and fog lamp LED with added frame groove along with a touch of chrome.

Not only that, in order to boost the aura crossover, Mitsubishi provides several different touches from the regular Xpander. Starting from presence under guard under the bumper, whell arch molding, roof rail, until the side body garnished.

The legs are also made stronger by applying two-color 17-inch rims with a five-spoke design. Confirming his new ability to cross off the asphalt road, sector ground clearance also made taller, which is 225 mm 20 mm higher than the Xpander.

Other concoctions are given to the suspension sector, especially in parts caster angle, springs, and dampers to reduce the symptoms of giddiness. But overall, the suspension used is still the same.

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At first glance, the rear visuals are no different from the Xpander, but if you pay attention to the more characteristic Cross bumper that has been equipped under guard. Meanwhile, the rear glass is already there defogger to dispel dew when invited to adventure to mountainous areas.

In general, Xpander Cross can be said like alter ego or another personality from Xpander designed to collaborate DNA SUV and MPV. For those who are looking for a car with MPV-style comfort but can be relied on to adventure in the era new normal, Xpander Cross can be an alternative.

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However, from the price range, it should be taken into account because the price tag given is relatively high, especially when compared to competitors who actually play in the LSUV class. Mitsubishi markets the Xpander Cross starting from Rp. 272.7 million to Rp. 292.7 million.


The Human Horizons HiPhi X is an electric SUV with probably the most complex rear door in the world

The Human Horizons HiPhi X is a car you may not have heard of. This is a Chinese electric SUV that got a lot of interesting back doors.

Their complexity, or rather the complex way of working, will surpass even the Tesla Model X with electrically operated “falcon doors”.

The recently introduced HiPhi X electric car combines two solutions. The door first opens against the direction of travel, so it is a well-known suicide door, typical of Rolls Royce cars, for example.

In addition, the roof panels, resembling smaller wings, tilt upwards. All doors are frameless and electrically operated.

We have no idea if the solution used has any greater practical benefit, but it is definitely effective.

The interior with six separate and adjustable seats in three rows should also look impressive. Unfortunately, photos of the production version of the cabin are not yet available, but the concept promised several screens and touchpads for passengers to control some on-board functions. You can see them in the photos.

The production version otherwise got classic rear-view mirrors, older studies had cameras instead.

We do not yet know the complete technical data. However, the electric crossover is to be available in several versions, with rear and all-wheel drive. The most powerful variant is to accelerate from standstill to a hundred in 3.9 seconds. And the version with a 96kWh battery again promises a range of about 610 km.

The car will go on sale in the Chinese market in the first half of next year.


Hyundai Kona has a new record: over 1000 kilometers on a single charge!

Three German Hyundai Kona SUVs recently drove around the German Lausitzring, each exceeding the 1,000-kilometer limit on a single charge.

The Hyundai Kona electric SUV is equipped in a more powerful version with an electric motor with an output of 150 kW, which draws energy from a battery with a capacity of 64 kWh. This combination promised the original version (manufactured in South Korea) a range of 449 km according to the WLTP measuring cycle. However, Kona, manufactured in the Czech Republic, will offer up to 484 km on a single charge thanks to several minor modifications.

During a few rides, we were able to make sure that these were definitely not numbers sucked out of our fingers. Kona is a really capable and practical electric car, with which you don’t even have to worry about traveling from Prague to its home Nošovice on a single charge. In Germany, however, they decided to squeeze the maximum out of Kona.

Three German Horses (with an official range of 484 km) met on the German Lausitzring, whose crews had a simple task: to cover at least one thousand kilometers on a single charge. And we can already tell you that all three crews did it.

At the same time, no forged experts on economical driving sat behind the wheel of the tested cars. One Kona was run by a team of Autobild magazine test drivers, the other team was a technician from Hyundai Motor Deutschland’s after-sales service department, and the third team was made up of people from the company’s press and marketing departments.

The tested machines were completely identical, except for the colors. They wore Nexen Nfera SU1 215/55 R 17 tires with low rolling resistance and it was the duty of each crew to have their daytime running lights on. The next setting of the car was on the crew, but each eventually decided to save energy exclusively for the electric motor, which led to the shutdown of the multimedia system and air conditioning (which was definitely not pleasant during tests at temperatures of about 29 ° C).

The experiment itself then lasted almost 3 days and everything was supervised by engineers from Dekra, which operates the circuit. The crews of the vehicles completed a total of 36 changes of drivers and the average speed on the more than 1000 km long route was around 29 – 31 km / h. This is a snail’s pace, but Hyundai adds that drivers in normal city traffic achieve a similar average.

The first warning of low battery capacity was not to appear until the early afternoon of the third day. When the battery capacity dropped below 3%, the car switched to emergency mode, but even that did not prevent drivers from continuing to drive and cover a distance of another 20 kilometers. The electric SUV then stopped gradually with a ramp of 1018.7 km, 1024.1 km and 1026.0 km.

Consumption of 6.28, 6.25 and 6.24 kWh / 100 km appeared on the on-board computer, which is well below the standard consumption of 14.7 kWh / 100 km according to the WLTP methodology. “In this test, Kona Electric demonstrated its potential for an economical and environmentally friendly lifestyle SUV,Says Jürgen Keller, CEO of Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH. “These results confirm the suitability of this electric car for everyday operation and also show that concerns about the short range of electric cars should be a thing of the past.

The attempt for the longest range showed us a very harmonious cooperation between high-voltage batteries and the power electronics of the Kona Electric model,Says Juan Carlos Quintana, head of a workshop for journalists organized by Hyundai Motor Deutschland. “It is also significant that all three cars tested covered almost the same number of kilometers. This represents extremely small production variations.