Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric variety with the utility of a crossover that buyers progressively are seeking. This little electric SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is expected in the U.S. market. The Kona simply might be the mainstream SUV option for eco-minded motorists.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With stylish appearances, very similar to the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to show up here this spring, the only major appearance changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another hint to its EV mission is the charging port situated in the front fascia beside the Hyundai logo, just listed below the headlight on the motorist’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is readily available with a two-tone roof, using a way to personalize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be offered with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery options 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 range of about 186 miles.
With immediate torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electrical motor, the Kona Electric with the larger battery pack speeds up from zero 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 mph in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior forgoes a traditional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup frees area in the center console for storage beneath. Kona Electric also has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a driver can control through paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
A 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster functions as the nerve center 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 camera 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 screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense safety and driving help package includes forward crash avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic crash caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The car manufacturer has actually guaranteed to bring 8 brand-new or revamped crossovers to the U.S. 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. Prices for Kona Electric was not revealed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the United States begins at just under $21,000 including shipment.
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