SUVs in the majority suffer on Moose test and the Hyundai Kona Electric is not an exception since compared to sedan cars, Hatch, etc. This cars have a higher centre of gravity, resulting on abrupt changes of course the displacement of the weight to been suffering the vehicle.
So as you will see in the video below from YouTube channel Km77, Hyundai Kona Electric is tested at speeds up to 80 km/h. What will be the result? See below!
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Description from YouTube channel km77.com (translate) :
This was the first car we did the dodge manoeuvre with after the test circuit was re-worked during the summer of 2019. The new asphalt protects the tyres more from wear during the manoeuvre and does not seem to modify the reactions of the cars in a noticeable way, although we will be checking it as we perform the test with more models.
Either way, the reactions of the electric Kona haven’t been bad, but they’ve been far from as good as they were on the 120 hp Kona 1.0 T-GDi. Support changes feel more clumsy because the transfer of weights after each steering wheel stroke is more abrupt. Electronic aid intervenes more intrusively but fails to avoid an obvious understeer which ultimately significantly undermines the agility of the vehicle.
The maximum speed at which we successfully completed the manoeuvre was 74 km/h, 4 km/h less than the 120 hp Kona 1.0 T-GDi. The driver who ran the test on both occasions was the same. The best thing about the reactions of the Electric Kona is that they do not put the driver in a bind because, although clumsy, they are progressive. What’s worse is that the ability to return to the third cone lane after the second steering wheel stroke is low due to the understeer effect.
In the passes that we perform at more speed, such as those shown at 76 and 80 km/h, we can see how the car is far from facing the third lane of cones with minimal guarantees not to knock any. Stability control produces noise at a high volume when operating.
The reactions in the slalom are more agile than in the elusive, and similar to those seen when driving at a light pace on a curvy road. The high weight of the vehicle never goes completely unnoticed by the driver, but it is only by forcing the pace, in the last leg of the test, when reactions become inaccurate during the support changes.