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Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift 2021 - Copyright Hyundai

Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift 2021 Review

Hyundai has been using larger battery packs in the Kona-E since the 2020 model year and thus better ranges in everyday life. The first successes came with 14.008 E-Konas sold last year. In addition to the short journeys, the completely redesigned compact SUV with easier entry and exit and the slightly raised seating position offers contemporary clarity and enough space for longer trips on vacation. With the facelift for 2021 there were still some optical and technical updates. In the summer test with the large 64 kWh battery pack, we took a close look at its suitability for long journeys.

Mercedes Benz EQC 2021

Mercedes-Benz EQC - tradition meets digitization

When it was launched in September 2018, the push button for electrifying the car fleet was pressed at Mercedes-Benz. After the very cautious developments in the B-Class, a competitive SUV for the medium-haul range was the focus of the electric future. With the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the developers modified the GLC platform by installing two electric motors on the front and rear axles and a battery in the underbody. The design is more modern, but takes on the typical presence character of the GL models.

Suzuki Vitara AllGrip 1,4 Boosterjet

Suzuki Vitara AllGrip 2020 in the mild hybrid trend

The Vitara has been part of the universally usable SUV, which is designed for everyday use and off-road use, since 1988. The fourth generation of the on- and off-roader can now be found on the streets with a facelift from 2018. As with all manufacturers, Suzuki relies on downsizing and mild hybrid technology for all car models to reduce exhaust emissions in conventional gasoline engines.

Toyota Corolla 2.0 Hybrid

Toyota Corolla 2.0 Hybrid - The alternative in the Golf class

The Corolla is one of the best-selling cars in the world. In the USA the Corolla is regularly one of the most popular car models, in Europe the model name Corolla took a break for a good 13 years and sold it as Auris. This is now over with the completely new generation of vehicles. From now on the golf opponent is called Corolla again.

Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe test

Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe with a large battery pack in the test

Two classics on the European market for e-cars have once again been heavily revised for the current model year. On the one hand, there is the Renault Zoe ZE 135 in the small car segment, which this year will compete with the revised e-Up and the Opel Corsa-e. On the other hand, the Nissan Leaf e + is the direct competitor to the new VW ID.3 in the compact car class.

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