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 looking for. This small electrical SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is expected in the U.S. market. The Kona just might be the mainstream SUV alternative for eco-minded motorists.
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 objective is the charging port situated in the front fascia next to the Hyundai logo design, simply below the headlight on the chauffeur’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is available with a two-tone roofing system, offering a way to customize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be provided with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery choices with a bigger 64-kilowatt-hour battery supplying approximately 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 mph in just 7.6 seconds. The standard Kona EV is fitted with a 130-horse motor and it accelerates to 62 miles per hour in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior forgoes a traditional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases area in the center console for storage underneath. Kona Electric also has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a motorist can control by means of paddle shifters behind the guiding wheel.
A 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster acts as the nerve center of the Kona EV, showcasing the speedometer, battery charge level, energy circulation and driving mode. The electric SUV also 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 readily available and a heated steering wheel is a choice. A head-up screen and the Korean automaker’s SmartSense safety and driving help package includes forward accident avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic accident caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The car manufacturer has actually assured to bring 8 brand-new or revamped crossovers to the United States market by 2020, including the Kona, models powered by electricity, fuel cells and diesel, plus an A-segment model and a midsize crossover. Prices for Kona Electric was not divulged. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. starts at just under $21,000 consisting of shipment.