Hyundai’s brand-new subcompact Kona Electric will provide to 292 miles of all-electric range with the energy of a crossover that purchasers increasingly are seeking. This small electric SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is anticipated in the U.S. market. The Kona simply could be the mainstream SUV alternative for eco-minded motorists.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With sporty looks, really just like the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to arrive here this spring, the only major look changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another hint to its EV mission is the charging port located in the front fascia beside the Hyundai logo, simply listed below the headlight on the driver’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is offered with a two-tone roofing system, using 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 as much as 292 miles of electric variety. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery delivering a series 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 mph in just 7.6 seconds. The standard Kona EV is fitted with a 130-horse motor and it speeds up to 62 miles per hour in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior gives up a conventional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup frees space in the center console for storage underneath. Kona Electric likewise has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a motorist can control via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
A 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster acts as the switchboard of the Kona EV, showcasing the speedometer, battery charge level, energy circulation 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 readily available and a heated steering wheel is an alternative. A head-up display screen and the Korean automaker’s SmartSense security and driving help bundle includes forward crash avoidance help with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic accident caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The car manufacturer has promised to bring 8 new or revamped crossovers to the United States market by 2020, consisting of the Kona, models powered by electrical power, fuel cells and diesel, plus an A-segment model and a midsize crossover. Rates for Kona Electric was not divulged. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the United States begins at simply under $21,000 consisting of delivery.