A combination you don’t see very often: hybrid and fun. This sporty SUV features a specially calibrated direct injection petrol engine and battery-powered electric motor, which deliver outstanding power performance with a combined output of 131.8 hp and 265 Nm of torque. Add a 6-speed sporty Dual Clutch Transmission, and you get a thrilling driving experience with plenty of torque when you need it most.
|Engine type||Kappa 1.6 atkinson GDi|
|Engine capacity||1,580 cc|
|Motor Type||Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
|Transmission type||6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)|
|Fuel Efficiency||3.9 L / 100 km|
|Max. Power||131.8 hp (96.7 kW)|
|Max. Torque||265 Nm / 1,500 rpm|
|Acceleration||11.3s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||161 km/h|
A specially calibrated 1.6-litre GDi direct injection petrol engine delivers power with class-leading energy efficiency. Enjoy electric acceleration. The electric motor delivers high torque and high efficiency. It also delivers impressive acceleration when starting.
Depending on the driving situation, the new KONA Hybrid switches seamlessly between its petrol engine and electric motor, sometimes using both. The regenerative braking system charges the battery by using the electric motor to slow the car. The energy stored in the battery then powers the electric motor to help in acceleration, uphill driving and low speed driving. This complex energy flow is illustrated in these animations.
When starting or driving at low speed, the electricity stored in the battery powers the electric motor to accelerate the KONA Hybrid.
During heavy acceleration or driving uphill, the electric motor and petrol engine work in pararell to maximise acceleration and minimise fuel consumption.
At constant speeds, power is provided by either the petrol engine or the electric motor, whichever is the most energy-efficient in that situation.
The regenerative braking system charges the battery by using the electric motor to slow the car. When decelerating or driving downhill, the energy generated is stored in the battery.
When decelerating (e.g. through braking or when driving downhill) the electric motor operates as a generator and regenerates kinetic energy into electric energy, which is then stored in the battery.