Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric range with the utility of a crossover that purchasers significantly are looking for. This little electric SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is expected in the United States market. The Kona simply might be the mainstream SUV option for eco-minded drivers.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With sporty looks, really much like the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to arrive here this spring, the only significant appearance 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 beside the Hyundai logo, just listed below the headlight on the motorist’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is offered with a two-tone roof, using a method to customize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be provided with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery choices with a larger 64-kilowatt hour battery supplying as much as 292 miles of electric range. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery providing a variety of about 186 miles.
With immediate torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electrical motor, the Kona Electric with the bigger battery pack speeds up from absolutely no to 62 miles per hour in simply 7.6 seconds. The basic 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 passes up a traditional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup frees area in the center console for storage beneath. Kona Electric likewise has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a driver can manage by means of paddle shifters behind the guiding wheel.
A 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster serves 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 video camera 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 option. A head-up display screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense safety and driving support bundle consists of forward accident avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic accident 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, consisting of the Kona, models powered by electricity, fuel cells and diesel, plus an A-segment model and a midsize crossover. Rates for Kona Electric was not disclosed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the United States begins at simply under $21,000 including delivery.