Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will provide to 292 miles of all-electric range with the energy of a crossover that purchasers significantly are looking for. This little electrical 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 appearances, extremely comparable to the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to show up here this spring, the only significant look changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another idea to its EV objective is the charging port situated in the front fascia beside the Hyundai logo design, simply listed below the headlight on the motorist’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is offered with a two-tone roofing, using a method to customize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be provided with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery choices with a bigger 64-kilowatt hour battery offering as much as 292 miles of electrical range. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery providing a series of about 186 miles.
With immediate torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electrical motor, the Kona Electric with the bigger battery pack speeds up from absolutely no to 62 miles per hour in simply 7.6 seconds. The basic Kona EV is fitted with a 130-horse motor and it speeds up to 62 miles per hour in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior gives up a standard shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases area in the center console for storage below. 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 acts as the switchboard of the Kona EV, showcasing the speedometer, battery charge level, energy circulation and driving mode. The electrical SUV likewise 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 readily available and a heated guiding wheel is an alternative. A head-up screen and the Korean car manufacturer’s SmartSense security and driving help bundle consists of forward accident avoidance help with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic crash caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The car manufacturer has actually assured to bring 8 new or upgraded crossovers to the U.S. market by 2020, consisting of 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 divulged. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. begins at simply under $21,000 consisting of shipment.