Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will provide to 292 miles of all-electric range with the utility of a crossover that purchasers significantly are seeking. This small electric SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is anticipated in the United States market. The Kona simply might be the mainstream SUV choice 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 major look changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another clue to its EV mission is the charging port located in the front fascia next to the Hyundai logo, just listed below the headlight on the chauffeur’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is offered with a two-tone roof, providing a way to personalize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be offered with two, lithium-ion polymer battery choices 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 range of about 186 miles.
With immediate torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electric motor, the Kona Electric with the larger battery pack accelerates 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 mph in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior forgoes a conventional shifter and instead features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases area in the center console for storage underneath. Kona Electric likewise has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a motorist can manage through 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 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 offered and a heated guiding wheel is an option. A head-up display screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense security and driving assistance 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 promised to bring eight new or redesigned 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 United States begins at simply under $21,000 including shipment.