These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It'll Fit Like a Glove

Last week, I noticed on the Hyundai Canada website that they'd started taking pre-order deposits for their upcoming all-electric Kona. I emailed to set up an appointment to test drive one with an internal-combustion engine. I was curious just how compact the vehicle really is.

In the showroom, the Kona looked is a little dwarfed by the Santa Fes and Tuscons. However, I knew I am in the market for a new, little cross-over. One can look at pictures and read the stats, but seeing, whether a vehicle is appropriate, requires a physical encounter. We got our chance to open the doors and try climbing in and out. It does sit higher than most of the sedans stilling around. The rear is a bit tight on the knees, but we seldom have back-seat passengers. So far, so good.

Showroom Kona

My appointment was at 10:30, but Jay and I were a bit early. The electric drivetrain models don't ship until towards the end of the year. Yet, we wanted to get out on the road to see about the car's visibility and general feeling. The salesman provided this one for us.

Coquitlam Hill Test
Our Usual Parking Lot

I felt right at home driving the Kona. We didn't go far. I drove places where I could see what it was like backing up and turning at dead-end streets. We were probably back on the lot in 20 minutes.

I was pretty happy with the results. I can picture myself in one. Admittedly, I am as excited about getting a completely electric vehicle as much as any other aspect. I cannot imagine there will be a surplus of these, so I did put my $1000 returned from Tesla, and gave it to Lougheed Hyundai today.

By the third week in April 2019, they should have one waiting for us. The logistics of getting rid of the old Ranger and having this ready for pick up is tricky. We will need the vehicle after getting back from winter in SE Asia. I'm sure it'll all work out fine.


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