What features would you like in your next Kona?

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What features would you like in your next Kona?

Post by AEB-UK » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:33 am

We're waiting for my Kona EV to arrive - due in September I have been told.
I currently have the Ioniq Electric and I'm only changing to the Kona for the greater range it offers.

I've compared the features of the Kona EV with my Ioniq, and they're pretty much on a par.

However, there is one glaring omission I've noted so far; the Kona does not have a Drivers Seat Memory!!!!!!!!

The Ioniq has two memory settings which is ideal since my Husband drives the car almost as often as I do, and it means he doesn't disturb the "perfect" seat position I have set for my journeys. :)

I really hope someone from Hyundai will see this post, and add seat memory to the Kona before it's shipped from the factory. :D

(Wishful thinking I know :roll: )
2019 Kona EV Premium SE in Ceramic Blue :D

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Re: What features would you like in your next Kona?

Post by NickHinde » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:50 am

There's another glaring omission/lack of joined up thinking (in my view) on the current Kona SE and PremGT. It has bluetooth streaming (fantastic) BUT you can't browse - Only track+/-. I drive a lot of cars for work and the 2019MY Kona is the first "modern" car that I've driven that can't do this. However it does have CarPlay (again fantastic and you CAN browse) BUT it's not wireless CarPlay so you still have to plug in your phone. It has wireless charging (fantastic) BUT you have to plug in anyway to use CarPlay so pointless. Now if you had EITHER Wireless CarPlay (the car has the required hardware - Bluetooth and WiFi) OR bluetooth browsing you would have a joined up solution. No wires and no potential temptation to handle the phone while driving. I've asked about the chances of a software/firmware upgrade but it seems no-one at Hyundai is fussed.

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Re: What features would you like in your next Kona?

Post by RangeFinder » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:50 pm

I agree Nick-Hinde, I think the wireless charging feature is great and what I can do with my phone via the car using Android Auto is also brilliant, but the fact that i have to plug my phone in to use these features complete negates the benefit of wireless charging and also necessitated me buying a nice neat short USB cable that would fit in the compartment OK...shame really.

Another feature I am surprised at is the fact that I have to activate the Auto-hold function every time I drive...in my last car this was the default and needed to be de-activated and I can't for the life of me think why Hyundai think it is better to reverse that situation.

I would also prefer more options on the trip computer. in particular, the fact the my Kona treats as one journey a trip that may involve one or more stops and gives them a cumulative time seems odd to me.

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Re: What features would you like in your next Kona?

Post by Kona Kenny » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm

Wipers that self-park after the engine is turned off. Our 14 year old Corsa did that so it can't be that difficult.
Also Miles to Kilometres function.
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