Hyundai’s brand-new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric variety with the utility of a crossover that buyers significantly are looking for. This little electrical SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is anticipated in the United States market. The Kona just could be the mainstream SUV choice for eco-minded chauffeurs.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With sporty appearances, extremely similar to the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to arrive here this spring, the only major appearance changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another clue to its EV objective is the charging port located in the front fascia beside the Hyundai logo design, just below the headlight on the chauffeur’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is available with a two-tone roof, using a way to customize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be offered with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery options with a larger 64-kilowatt hour battery supplying approximately 292 miles of electrical range. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery delivering a variety of about 186 miles.
With immediate torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electrical motor, the Kona Electric with the larger battery pack speeds up from absolutely no to 62 miles per hour in just 7.6 seconds. The standard Kona EV is fitted with a 130-horse motor and it speeds up to 62 mph in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior forgoes a conventional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup frees space in the center console for storage beneath. Kona Electric also has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a chauffeur can control via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
A 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster works as the nerve center of the Kona EV, showcasing the speedometer, battery charge level, energy flow and driving mode. The electrical SUV likewise features a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen system with a rear-view camera in the center of the dash, while an 8-inch screen with navigation is optional.
Leather seats are offered and a heated steering wheel is a choice. A head-up display screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense safety and driving assistance bundle includes forward crash avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic collision caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The automaker has assured to bring eight new or revamped crossovers to the United States market by 2020, including the Kona, models powered by electrical energy, fuel cells and diesel, plus an A-segment model and a midsize crossover. Prices for Kona Electric was not revealed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. starts at simply under $21,000 including shipment.