I wrote a gut-feeling sketch a couple of days ago, just to record that early sense…
It seems a perfectly good small SUV-type-crossover-thingy. I’ve been surprised that it scores quite well on ride-quality and higher than the Kona and Ioniq for cabin sound-damping. It doesn’t chime at everything. It’s smooth to drive - but nowhere near the power of the Kona.
Yup. Range is down. Jury still out on how truthful the GOM is because it evaporates when you put it on a dual carriageway.
I’d characterise it as the ideal everyday first EV for someone used to a similar ICE.
It does a couple of things a little better than the Kona. Rear parking sensor/camera/display is actually better despite smaller screen!!
But cabin, whilst seeming spacious, is more cramped. Yet front doors open really wide: easiest access imaginable. And rear doors are a joke: you may as well try and crawl in through a window.
Charging curve is “useful”
Actual experience (Ionity) 23%-80% in 25 minutes - should be good for 100-110 miles I’d guess.
Averaging 4.1mi/kWh in first 400 miles - not being “careful” (I.e. full M’way/dual carriageway, and a/c)
Summary: surprisingly good to OK, commensurate with “saving” £60per month cf Kona. Couldn’t live with one for ever.