Hyundai’s brand-new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric range with the utility of a crossover that purchasers significantly are seeking. This small electrical SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is expected in the United States market. The Kona just could be the mainstream SUV alternative for eco-minded chauffeurs.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With sporty looks, extremely 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 hint to its EV objective is the charging port situated in the front fascia beside the Hyundai logo, simply below the headlight on the driver’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is readily available with a two-tone roofing, using a way to personalize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be used with two, lithium-ion polymer battery alternatives with a larger 64-kilowatt hour battery offering up to 292 miles of electrical range. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery providing a range of about 186 miles.
With immediate torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electric motor, the Kona Electric with the larger battery pack speeds up from no to 62 miles per hour in simply 7.6 seconds. The standard 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 forgoes a standard shifter and instead features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases space in the center console for storage below. Kona Electric likewise has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a driver can manage 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 electrical SUV likewise features a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen system with a rear-view camera in the center of the dash, while an 8-inch screen with navigation is optional.
Leather seats are readily available and a heated guiding wheel is an alternative. A head-up display screen and the Korean automaker’s SmartSense security and driving help plan includes forward crash avoidance help with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic crash warning.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The automaker has actually promised to bring 8 brand-new or revamped 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. Rates for Kona Electric was not disclosed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. begins at just under $21,000 consisting of delivery.