Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will provide to 292 miles of all-electric range with the energy of a crossover that purchasers significantly are seeking. This little 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 choice for eco-minded motorists.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With stylish appearances, really much like the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to arrive here this spring, the only major 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 below the headlight on the motorist’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is available with a two-tone roofing system, providing a way to personalize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be provided with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery options with a bigger 64-kilowatt hour battery supplying up to 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 larger battery pack accelerates from no to 62 mph in simply 7.6 seconds. The basic Kona EV is fitted with a 130-horse motor and it speeds up to 62 mph in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior passes up a conventional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases area in the center console for storage below. 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 serves 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 cam in the center of the dash, while an 8-inch screen with navigation is optional.
Leather seats are available and a heated guiding wheel is a choice. A head-up display screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense safety and driving assistance plan consists of forward accident avoidance help with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic collision warning.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The car manufacturer has guaranteed to bring eight new or redesigned crossovers to the U.S. 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 disclosed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. starts at just under $21,000 consisting of delivery.