Hyundai’s brand-new subcompact Kona Electric will provide to 292 miles of all-electric range with the energy of a crossover that buyers significantly are seeking. This little electrical SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is anticipated in the United States market. The Kona just might be the mainstream SUV option for eco-minded motorists.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With stylish appearances, extremely just like the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to show up here this spring, the only significant look changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another clue to its EV mission is the charging port situated in the front fascia next to the Hyundai logo design, just listed below the headlight on the driver’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is offered with a two-tone roof, offering a way to individualize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be offered with two, lithium-ion polymer battery alternatives with a larger 64-kilowatt hour battery providing approximately 292 miles of electric range. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery delivering a variety of about 186 miles.
With instant torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electrical motor, the Kona Electric with the larger battery pack accelerates from no to 62 miles per hour in just 7.6 seconds. The standard Kona EV is fitted with a 130-horse motor and it accelerates to 62 mph in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior gives up a traditional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases space in the center console for storage beneath. Kona Electric also has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a motorist can manage via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
A 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster functions as the nerve center of the Kona EV, showcasing the speedometer, battery charge level, energy circulation and driving mode. The electric SUV likewise features a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen system with a rear-view cam in the center of the dash, while an 8-inch screen with navigation is optional.
Leather seats are available and a heated steering wheel is an alternative. A head-up screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense security and driving support plan includes forward collision avoidance help with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic crash caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The automaker has promised to bring eight new or revamped crossovers to the U.S. market by 2020, including the Kona, models powered by electricity, fuel cells and diesel, plus an A-segment model and a midsize crossover. Pricing for Kona Electric was not disclosed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the United States starts at simply under $21,000 including shipment.