i live in Aus and will be using every available kilo of the tow rating.
My understanding is that only the Kona EV has no rated towing capacity. For petrol Konas, unbraked towing capacity is 600 kg, braked capacity is 1300 kg. These are Australian figures: Kona towing capacity.I was wondering if anyone had towed a load around 1000lbs with their 2019 kona SE. If so, what should I look for in terms strain on the vehicle. Doing research I find that it isn't recommended to tow. But if I want to upgrade to make my vehicle tow ready, what steps should I take to achieve that?
Omitted from this is that the unbraked towing limit is 750kg or the mass of the vehicle, whichever is lower. So, unless you have a very light vehicle, the limit is 750kg without brakes. The petrol Konas are specified for 650kg without brakes. Consequently, with my 'not recommended' 2019 electric Kona, I have an electronic brake controller fitted for my camper trailer that weighs about 800kg.Here’s a guide to towing capacities from Aus not specific to any manufacturer, ...
But they go on to say
"If the vehicle manufacturer has not speciﬁed the maximum towing mass, the maximum towing mass is:
• One and a half times the unladen mass of the towing vehicle, provided that the trailer is ﬁtted with brakes which are connected and in working order, or
• The unladen mass of the towing vehicle if the trailer does not require brakes."
(Redirect - Roads and Maritime Services)
I have taken this from a blog on Kona EV towing at: Can I tow with an EV?