The facelift is marked by an updated, closed front end, while new wheels and colours were also introduced. At the back, the changes are limited and inside, too, the difference is hardly noticeable, except for the centre console.
Technically, things remain the same. The Kona still offers a choice of two battery packs and engine outputs: 39.2kWh and 136hp, or 64kWh and 204hp. The latter version claims a range of 484 kilometres – which is excellent and in any case much more reassuring than the 305 kilometres of the 39kWh version.
The 204hp and 395Nm electric motor make it a very nippy EV. From 0 to 100 kph takes 7.9 seconds (9.9 s for the 39.2kWh version) and the top speed of 167 km/h is easily achieved. However, if you adopt a sporty driving style, the tyres find it difficult to cope with the torque and start spinning.