Hayden Paddon first tested the Hyundai Kona EV Rally on the ground. In New Zealand, the pilot took the car built by PRG, in collaboration with STARD, which supplied the electric motor (the same used in Projekt E Rallycross cars). This car produces approximately 400 / 500hp of power, with the car weighing around 1,400kg.
A constructive day testing our @HyundaiNZ EV Kona rally car on the gravel – an incredible machine to drive and so much development to still come… including noise. Check out the link for full video:https://t.co/i375ZQrsuU pic.twitter.com/EOxjxsArdf
— Hayden Paddon (@HaydenPaddon) February 5, 2021
At the World Rally Championship (WRC), the 2022 season brings new regulations. Just as there are rumors that M-Sport may switch from Fiesta to Puma, at Hyundai, in addition to not knowing whether the South Korean brand will be present in 2022, the i20 Coupé may also be on the verge of ‘reform’, being replaced by Kona, which also belongs to the compact SUV category.