Welcome to another nextmove test.
Today we are testing the Hyundai Kona against the Hyundai Kona. This time we want to compare the equipment concerning the feature heat pump.
We have 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) – What is the effect of the heat pump? Do you have to buy the heat pump?
It’s a Trend and a Style. These two cars, which at first glance seem identical, separate 3,500 € and in the versions Style vs, Trend. What are the essential features that seperate the two? What does the Style have more than the Trend? Full LED headlights, LED taillights wireless charging for the smartphone, fabric-leather seat combination while the Trend has fabric seats. And of course the heat pump! The trend with small battery starts at 30,000 € after incentives. Premium package is not available with the small battery size. Let’s test the two cars against each other on the road. We start our test at 90 km/h to show the difference in heating consumption. We start the cars. Heating is set to Auto mode Temperature is set to 23 degrees celsius (74 degrees Fahrenheit). ‘Driver only’ is turned off. We close the window and lets roll. So a few words to the
test conditions. We are on the way around Leipzig on our home test track. Today we decided for a low speed level in order to show the relative difference in the consumption a bit clearer. That is why we are only driving with 90 km/h (56 mph) Real speed in the Kona is approx. 4 km/h slower compared to the odometer at the speed of 90 km/h. Both cars have identical summer tires. Both have the same color. So if the sun comes out, there would be no diffrence with regards to cabin heating. We have increased speed by 2 km/h – so we are not pinned to the 90 km/h. The reason is that we don’t want to block the trucks. And we want to drive without slipstream on the right lane in a big gap to handle the driving without speed changes. That is the current test approach. I am right now sitting in the Trend. I have to look around and check the seats to tell in which car I am right now. This one has also already distance
control and lane assist. So it drives on Autopilot, so to say, over the highway. Very pleasant and we are now eight We have 8 degrees outside (46 degrees Fahrenheit) and i will not be much warmer today. So we have test conditions
where the heat pump actually should have some advantages. Let’s see if they are significant. I would like to introduce Friedman, who is our tester and cameraman today. It is not his first time today but the first time in a larger test as test pilot. We already drove exactly 25 kilometers and normaly Normally, we would reset the on-board computer once we heated up the cars, to eliminate the initial heating from the average consumption on long distance. But of course today we want to include this heating phase the board computer was reseted when the car was cold. So after 25 km the difference between both cars should be relatively big. Let’s check the differnce betwenn the Style and the Trend. I ask Friedmann: Friedman what is your your average consumption right now? I am right now at 16.6 kWh/100km. Thank you! I am at 17.8 kWh/100 km. So 1.2 kWh/100 km higher consumption on the first 25 km. The question is, will that difference be stable or will the cars get closer to each other. Because the heating phase is now over and the longer we drive the lower the impact of the first phase. Let’s see how this develops. We are also interested in the battery and fast charging. We test that towards the end of the video. The battery heating is basic equipment of the Hyundai Kona, so also the Trend has it. Both cars were out outside over night at about five degrees. Yesterday it was a bit warmer. I have connected a dongle to the car and can measure several values. We started with battery temperature of 8 degrees Celsius (46 Fahrenheit) and will drive the battery relatively empty today. Let’s see what the range will be and how fast the car is charging. In my car, currently 16% of the consumed energy is spent on heating. How much the other one needs, I will tell you later. 90 km/h on the Autobahn: Who would have thought that would be so exciting 🙂 First round is over. I have tracked the speed via GPS too. Average speed on the Autobahn was 87 km/h ( 54 mph) Sometimes we were driving 100 km/h to find gaps between trucks without slipstream. Average consumption in the Trend (not Style) 16.4 kWh/100 km. we drove 95.6 km (60 miles) since start. Let’s take a look at the values. Heating accounts for 15% of consumption. And state of charge is 57%. Let’s check the Style for the values. This is Friedman! We have not reseted the computer. Average consumption is 15.6 kWh/100
km And a heating share of just 8%. And a state of charge of 58%. I did the math. We are currently at a
difference in average consumption per 100 kilometers of 0.8 kilowatt hours, while driving very soft. That means the relative difference is bigger, the absolute difference stays the same. We test now at a higher speed. Let’s see if how the difference develops. Right now we are at 5 % difference. Based on the complete battery at the current consumption that means 12.5 km and that is also the value
namely 12 km, that the on-board computer states. Currently 145 vs. 157 kilometers remaining range. So preliminary result at eight degrees
outside temperature 5 % difference! Let’s start the second round. We will drive a bit faster now. and then we will se how the cars perform at the DC-charger. We are now in the second round and
drive 120 km/h based on the odometer. Interestingly now we only measure 3 km/h tacho diffrence to GPS. At 90 km/h it was 4 km/h and now at 120 km/h only 3 km/h deviation. And to have a second set of values we set the temperature to 19 degrees Celsiu ( 66 degrees Fahrenheit). Of course the car needed a few
kilometer to cool down. Let’s take a looklook at the values. Namely that the lamp for AC is now turned on. But the air conditioning consumption is now at 0 KW – so it does not cool. So the heat that is right now in the car is enough, no need for heating. The sun is not shining. So in a few kilometers the heating will turn on again. A value for the friends of modern technology, straight from the inside of the car At 120 km/h, the engine speed is 7530 rotations per minute – if that is of inteterest to you. We see a zero and another zero. So zero kW and 0% consuption at 19 degrees inside temperature seting. I find that pretty exciting. We are on the the road for 40 minutes now and have driven 70 km and 99% of the energy of the Style are used for driving. That’s going to be exciting Let’s see what the Trend took. We will exit the Autobahn soon. The sun is not shining, it is cloudy. So the sun is not heating the car, 9 degrees Celsius outside temperature. Heavy wind from the front – you can also hear it. So there is a certain heat loss to the outside. But the car is apparently well insulated and the car is actually still not heating after 40 minutes driving. We have finished our test. The car has 171 km on the meter. I am in the Style and have 29 km left. Total consumption was 18 kilowatt hours, so to speak. The last lap was, cruise control set to
120 km/h, if possible due to traffic. Real GPS data, only 113 km/h in the Style with an average consumption of 20.7 kWh/100 km. 20.7 kWh/100 km average consumption. Let’s look again into the middle display on the exciting values 99 % for driving and 0% for air conditioning. So occasionally the light for heating went on. now the heating button lights is on but it
really did not heat up. apparently at this temperature difference of outside 10 degrees and inside 19 degrees the heat pump works perfectly. I’m not freezing. The heat pump works fantastic and and apparently the car is very
well insulated. Let’s take a look next door. there is the Friedman in the Trend. So Friedman
I’ve switched to sit in the Style. The remaining range is almost identical and differs only by 2 km. The cars have slipped together Because Friedman drove more economically
at 20,2 kWh/100km. Tire pressute was identical. We believe the flow of traffic was the reason. The Autobahn was quite busy. That’s why we took the first round at 90 km/h to minimize the impact of traffic. Let’s look at the values . Right now the car is not heating. 1% of the energy was spent on heating. So also here he was more economical. During the trip you had a 2% here but now he is back at 1%. We did’nt finish the second round because we want to drive to the DC-charger. Meanwhile we have measures the battery temperature. Voth cars are now at 25 degrees Celsius.
Most likely no heating was involved – this comes from the driving. The second round was quite windy and we did not finish it completely. Consumption of over 20 kWh/100 km is enough to heat the battery – the outside temperature is now 10 degrees. We started with about 8 degrees Celsius battery temperature. The battery is now almost empty and we are at 25 degrees. We now drive to the DC-fast charger to see how fast we can charge under this conditions. We drove 19 km from the Autobahn to the DC-fast charger. There are the two cars. I had a consumption of 9.0 kWh/100 km. How about you? 8.9 kWh at the end 9.0 kWh – so it is equal! Okay! Let’s see how fast they charge! The Style starts with 31 kW And also the Trend charges with 31 kW – Let’s come to the conclusion: usually we test fully equipped cars but today the intention was to test the cheapest possible option of the Hyundai Kona. Price after incentives is around 30,000 €
That is the cheapest version with the small battery and the Trend version. We took a look at the heat pump . It is not just one pump but a complex system of components. Together with the LED lights and the partial leather seats it costs 3500 €. What is the differnce on the road in winter: We saw this morning as we started at five degrees with a cold car that the consumption
difference was clearly measurable. So almost 1 kW difference. if you drive moderatley fast – e.g. on rural roads. We only have choosen the Autobahn to eliminate the human factor and drive at constant speed. The difference was about 5%. That equates to 12 km and as
then the car was once warm and we drove faster, the impact of the speed and the driver was bigger. and we could not measure a difference anymore. I already read the comments: Please repeat the test at 0 degrees and at -5 degrees. We will gladly repeat the test, if the temperatures get cold again. and we also have the cars available. Basically at nextmove we want to give people the chance to experience the cars and get first hand experiences. Also these two cars are available for rent Conclusion of the test is: Yes the heat pump has an effect! Probably the effect is bigger, when it gets colder or the vehicle stands several times a day. For example, if it cools down during the day
at several stops. in field service, in nursing or similar scenarios where the car needs to heats up several times a day. the heat pump saves range. But it must be cold. If it is warmer or when you drive faster, the difference becomes smaller. Regarding the other equipment. Personally I think the partial leather is not a must have. Of course, th LED light is nice to have. The Kona Style has a very good light. The Trend has here a disdvantage. But the heat pump itself is not a decisive factor. The battery is relatively large and we believe one can buy the Hyundai Kona Trend. That is actually the reason why we also ordered the cars. And it’s nice to see a hunch confirmed on the test. I hope you liked the video. Subcribe to our channel. Until the next video! Stefan and Friedman. Fine. a look over the fence: Replenishment for nextmove