MAN Magazine Summer 2019







Boot Boot 332-1114 litres litres

Suitcases 4 4

920mm 920mm

1380mm 1380mm

640mm 640mm

950mm 950mm

1410mm 1410mm

1055mm 1055mm

The The Kona Kona is aisfair a fair bit shorter bit shorter than than the the e-Niro, e-Niro, and and it shows. it shows. Rear Rear leg leg room room is tighter, is tighter, so although so although six-footers can can fit, fit,

they they won’t won’t be particularly be comfy. comfy. Factor Factor in its insmaller its smaller boot boot and and the the Kona Kona gets gets the the wooden wooden spoon spoon in the in the space space race race

Boots’suitcase-carrying capacities are measured

with a 560x350x230mm Antler suitcase,with the rear


seatbacks in place and up


to the parcel

are measured


with a 560x350x230mm Antler suitcase,with the rear

seatbacks in place and up to the parcel shelf

WHAT WHAT THEY THEY WILL WILL COST COST All prices All prices correct correct at time at time of testing of testing

down, down, the the Kona’s Kona’s and and e-Niro’s e-Niro’s have have Neither Neither car car features particularly

both both reach reach and and rake rake adjustment to to flexible flexible seating; both both have have a 60/40- a 60/40-

suit suit a wider a wider range range of drivers. of drivers. Even Even split split folding folding rear rear bench bench with with no no

so, it’s so, it’s the the e-Niro e-Niro that that has has the the better better ability ability to recline to recline or slide. or slide. Their Their rear rear

seating seating position, allowing you you to sit to sit seats seats don’t don’t lie perfectly lie flat flat when when

back back comfortably with with your your arms arms they’re they’re folded folded down, down, either, either, but but you you

and and legs legs outstretched, whereas in in could could still still easily easily slide slide in ainbig a big box. box.

Hyundai Kona Kona Electric

Kia Kia e-Niro e-Niro

the the Kona Kona you’re you’re perched over over the the

Marginally cheaper to buy to buy Monthly PCP PCP payments are are pedals pedals and and sitting sitting far far more more upright.


and and on on company car car tax tax predicted to be to be slightly slightly lower lower While While the the e-Niro e-Niro gets gets heated heated Costs, Costs, equipment, reliability,

front front seats seats and and full full electric electric seat seat safety safety and and security


* Not* including Not including £3500 £3500 government government grant grant adjustment as standard, as you’ll you’ll need need

List List price price £36,345* £36,495*

to jump to jump up up to Premium to SE trim SE trim to to There’s There’s very very little little to separate to the the

Target Target Price Price £36,345* £36,495*

get get these these things things the in the Kona. Kona. Electric ElectricKona Kona and and e-Niro e-Niro on price, on price, with with the the

Company car car tax tax £157,£194,£24 £158,£194,£24

lumbar lumbar adjustment is standard is on on former former being being just just £150 £150 cheaper. As As

(until (until April April 2019,2020,2021)

both both cars cars to help to help stave stave off off lower lower is the is the case case with with any any electric electric car, car, the the

Contract Contract hire hire (per month) (per month) £453 £453 na na

back back pain pain on longer longer journeys.

Government will will give give you you a £3500 a £3500

The The e-Niro’s interior looks looks the the grant grant towards either either list list price, price, but but


more more sober sober of the of the two, two, but but it has it has a a no other no other discounts are are available.

35 35

■ Hyundai ■ Kona Kona Electric ■ Kia ■ Kia e-Niro e-Niro better better mix mix of squishy of plastics and and No No doubt doubt most most people people will will be be

30 30

25 25

generally feels feels higher higher in quality. in more more interested in monthly in costs. costs.

That’s That’s not not to say to say the the Kona’s Kona’s is bad; is bad; Well, Well, on 36-month, 10,000-mile-

it may it may be abesea a sea of hard of hard plastic, plastic, but but per-year PCP PCP terms terms with with a £3000 a £3000

it’s it’s well well constructed, with with precisefeeling

deposit, the the Kona Kona will will cost cost you you £569. £569.

20 20

£15,628 £15,628 switches and and controls.


Businesses looking looking to lease to lease will will

15 15

Forward visibility is good is good in both in both find find the the Kona Kona costs costs £453, £453, while while both both

na na

cars, cars, although slightly slightly bigger bigger side side cars cars attract attract low low benefit-in-kind tax tax

0 year 0 year 1 year 1 year 2 years 2 years 3 years 3 years

and and rear rear windows mean mean it’s it’s easier easier rates. rates. Unfortunately, we we don’t don’t yet yet


to see to see out out of the of the e-Niro e-Niro over over your your have have confirmed PCP PCP costs costs for for the the

■ Depreciation ■ ■ Insurance ■ ■ Servicing ■ shoulder. Parking shouldn’t be abe a e-Niro, e-Niro, although early early estimations

■ Road ■ Road tax tax ■ Electricity ■ (Real (Real Range)

worry, worry, either, either, because front front and and rear rearsuggest suggest it will it will be slightly be slightly cheaper.

parking sensors sensors and and a rear-view a Equipment levels levels are are high high on on

Hyundai Kona Kona Electric Electric

£2157 £2157

camera camera are are standard on both on both cars. cars. both both of our of our contenders; 17in 17in alloy alloy

wheels, wheels, all-round electric electric windows,


climate climate control, automatic lights lights

£21,284 £21,284

Front Front space, space, rear rear space, space, and and wipers, wipers, keyless keyless entry entry and and start, start,

£17,217 £17,217 £1200 £1200

seating flexibility, boot boot

wireless smartphone charging

£710 £710

and and adaptive cruise cruise control control are are all all

Even Even those those who who are are more more than than 6ft 6ft standard. The The e-Niro e-Niro edges edges ahead, ahead,

Kia Kia e-Niro e-Niro

£2295 £2295

tall tall will will have have room room up up front front in both in both though, by including by a sunroof, a cars, cars, although they’ll they’ll find find the the Kona Kona leather leather seats seats (heated (heated in the in the front) front)

Total Total gives gives the the most most head head room room by aby a and and a heated a heated steering wheel. wheel.

na na

small small margin, while while the the e-Niro e-Niro has has Both Both cars cars come come with with a Type a Type 2 2

na na £1260 £1260 seats seats that that slide slide a bit a bit farther farther back back (also (also known known as Mennekes) as charging

na na

and and more more width width to its tointerior.

its cable. cable. From From a 7kW a 7kW home home charger,

Move Move rearwards and and the the e-Niro e-Niro this this allows allows you you to charge to charge from from flat flat


proves proves far far more more spacious. There’s There’s to full to full in 9hr in 9hr 30min 30min for for the the Kona Kona

Three-year term,£3000 customer deposit,10,000 miles miles per per year year

more more than than 100mm of extra of extra rear rear and and 9hr 9hr 50min 50min for for the the e-Niro. e-Niro.

leg leg room, room, as well as well as aas bit a bit more more When When you you use use a 50kW a 50kW CCS CCS public public

Car Car Hyundai Kona Kona Electric Kia Kia e-Niro e-Niro head head room. room. It’s It’s the the difference

rapid rapid charger, a 0-80% a 0-80% charge charge

Monthly Monthly cost cost £569 £569 na na

between the the tallest tallest of people of people feeling feelingtakes takes a reasonable a 75 minutes. 75 restricted or perfectly or comfortable.

Both Both cars cars come come with with automatic

Manufacturer deposit deposit contribution na na na na

What’s What’s more, more, you you can can squeeze

emergency braking, blindspot

Optional Optional final final payment payment £3000 £3000 na na

more more luggage into into the the e-Niro; e-Niro; its its monitoring and and lane-keeping

Representative APR APR 5.9% 5.9% na na

boot boot can can take take five five carry-on suitcases,

assistance, but but neither neither has has yet yet

Excess Excess mileage mileage charge charge 9.0p 9.0p per per mile mile na na

versus versus the the Kona’s Kona’s four. four. Should Should you you been been appraised by Euro by Euro NCAP. NCAP.

need need to do tosome do some DIY, DIY, the the e-Niro e-Niro also also A word A word of warning: of there’s there’s now now a a

Other Other fees fees na na na na

has has the the longer, longer, taller taller extended load load 10-month waiting list list for for the the Kona; Kona;

bay bay when when the the rear rear seats seats are are down. down. an e-Niro an e-Niro should should arrive arrive far far sooner. sooner.

Value (£1000s)

Value (£1000s)

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