Hyundai’s new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric variety with the energy 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 choice for eco-minded drivers.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Design
With sporty looks, extremely similar to the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to show up here this spring, the only significant appearance changes for Kona Electric are a closed front grille and silver side sills. Another idea to its EV mission is the charging port situated in the front fascia next to the Hyundai logo, just listed below the headlight on the driver’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is available with a two-tone roofing, providing a method to customize styling.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Engine
The Kona Electric will be used with two, lithium-ion polymer battery alternatives with a larger 64-kilowatt hour battery supplying as much as 292 miles of electrical 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 accelerates 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 miles per hour in 9.3 seconds.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Interior
The interior passes up a traditional shifter and rather features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup frees area in the center console for storage underneath. Kona Electric also has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a chauffeur can control via 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 circulation 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 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 accident caution.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Price and Release Date
The car manufacturer has actually promised to bring 8 brand-new or upgraded 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. Pricing for Kona Electric was not disclosed. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. starts at simply under $21,000 consisting of shipment.