2019 Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric range 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 anticipated in the U.S. market. The Kona simply might be the mainstream SUV alternative for eco-minded chauffeurs.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With stylish looks, extremely just like the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to show up here this spring, the only major look changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another hint to its EV mission is the charging port located in the front fascia next to the Hyundai logo design, simply listed below the headlight on the driver’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is readily available with a two-tone roof, using a method 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 offering up to 292 miles of electric range. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery providing a series of about 186 miles.
With instant torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electric motor, the Kona Electric with the bigger 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 miles per hour 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 frees space in the center console for storage below. Kona Electric likewise has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a motorist can manage through paddle shifters behind the guiding 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 electrical SUV likewise features a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen system with a rear-view electronic 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 safety and driving help bundle includes forward crash avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic accident warning.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The automaker has assured to bring eight new or revamped crossovers to the United States market by 2020, consisting of the Kona, models powered by electricity, fuel cells and diesel, plus an A-segment model and a midsize crossover. Rates for Kona Electric was not divulged. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the United States begins at simply under $21,000 including delivery.