Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric range with the utility of a crossover that buyers progressively are looking for. This small electrical SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is anticipated in the U.S. market. The Kona just might be the mainstream SUV alternative for eco-minded chauffeurs.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With sporty appearances, extremely similar to the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to show up here this spring, the only significant appearance changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another idea to its EV objective is the charging port located in the front fascia next to the Hyundai logo design, just below the headlight on the motorist’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is available with a two-tone roof, providing a method to individualize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be used with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery options with a larger 64-kilowatt hour battery offering approximately 292 miles of electrical range. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery providing a variety of about 186 miles.
With instant torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electric motor, the Kona Electric with the larger battery pack accelerates from no to 62 mph in simply 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 passes up a standard shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup frees space in the center console for storage underneath. Kona Electric also has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a chauffeur can control by means of 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 flow and driving mode. The electric 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 a choice. A head-up screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense security and driving support package includes forward crash avoidance help with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic accident caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The automaker has guaranteed 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. Pricing for Kona Electric was not revealed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the United States starts at simply under $21,000 including delivery.