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Hyundai Kona or Chevy Bolt?

Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 pm

Now that Hyundai has announced pricing in the USA, we all know how it stacks up against the Bolt.

MSRP is fairly similar, but there's other factors to think about - like Hyundai's initial rollout in CA only, followed by other ZEV states while the Bolt is available nationwide; or the fact the the Bolt can be had for under MSRP.

A recent search in CA (Kona EV's initial market), shows that you can get a fully loaded Bolt Premier trim for under the MSRP of the base model Kona EV SEL.

What do you think??!
2019 Kona Electric models are produced in Ulsan, Korea and are available now, with initial availability in California and subsequently in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the U.S. market.

150 kW (201 HP) Electric Motor
Single-speed Reduction Gear

150 kW (201 HP) Electric Motor
Single-speed Reduction Gear

150 kW (201 HP) Electric Motor
Single-speed Reduction Gear

* Freight Charges for the 2019MY Kona EV are $1,045.

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Re: Hyundai Kona or Chevy Bolt?

Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:36 am

"2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Battle To Find the Best Alternative to the Tesla Model 3" ... -electric/

"Hyundai Kona Electric vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV: Which Is the Best Affordable Long-Range EV? "

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Re: Hyundai Kona or Chevy Bolt?

Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:15 pm

I prefer the Bolt EV's more modern interior styling - the Bolt EV premiere and Kona EV top model felt very similar inside as far as material quality, but layout I preferred the Bolt - I sat in both at the Chicago Auto Show.

Inside, however, the Kona EV felt more cramped - I didn't have enough headroom in the Kona Electric with the sunroof and in the back seat the legroom is less than the Bolt EV.

I am considering the Kona though, with features like ACC and faster charging, but it will come down to availability timing and final cost on the Kona EV for me

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Re: Hyundai Kona or Chevy Bolt?

Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:14 pm

Yet another comparison between the Bolt and Kona EV

Note some details regarding regen and battery charging settings.

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