2019 Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will provide to 292 miles of all-electric range with the utility of a crossover that buyers increasingly 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 might be the mainstream SUV choice for eco-minded chauffeurs.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With stylish appearances, very similar to the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to arrive here this spring, the only significant look changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another clue to its EV objective is the charging port situated in the front fascia beside the Hyundai logo, simply listed below the headlight on the chauffeur’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is available with a two-tone roofing system, using a way to individualize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be offered with two, lithium-ion polymer battery options with a bigger 64-kilowatt hour battery supplying as much as 292 miles of electric range. 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 electric motor, the Kona Electric with the larger battery pack speeds up 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 gives up a conventional shifter and instead features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases space in the center console for storage underneath. Kona Electric likewise has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a chauffeur can manage by means of paddle shifters behind the guiding wheel.
A 7-inch TFT screen instrument cluster works as the switchboard of the Kona EV, showcasing the speedometer, battery charge level, energy flow and driving mode. The electrical 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 an option. A head-up screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense safety and driving support bundle includes forward crash avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic crash warning.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The car manufacturer has promised to bring 8 new or upgraded 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. Rates for Kona Electric was not revealed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. starts at just under $21,000 including delivery.