OrientExpress wrote:I just finished spending a week with a Kona, and it is an OK BEV.
The pluses are that it has great build quality, good range, I experienced a 256 mile range on a charge with 70-75 mph highway driving.
The negatives, is that it is very expensive, with the model I drove listing for $45.8K. It is still ramping production so it is not available widely yet. It is also essentially a compact CUV, not much larger than a VW Golf
Golf: 168" x 71 x 58"
Kona: 164" x 71" x 61"
The Golf's got more cargo space, but slightly less pax. space (prob. due to the height dif.) although I (6' 0") had no trouble sitting behind myself in the Golf, and judging by the reviews I've read of the Kona that wouldn't be the case in it:
Golf pax. volume : ft³ 93.5
Cargo volume seats up: 22.8 ft.^3
" " " down: 52.7 ft.^3
Kona pax. vol.: 94.1 Ft.^3
Cargo space seats up: 19 ft.^3
" " " down: 45.8 ft.^3
with the rear seats down and the fronts slid all the way forward I was just able to lie down stretched out on my back in the Golf (head on center armrest between front seats). As the Kona's essentially the same length as the Bolt, and I can't do that in the latter, I doubt that would be possible in the Kona either. The Niro (172" L) will probably work; I can do this in my Forester (175" L) with a few inches to spare.