2019 Hyundai Kona new subcompact Kona Electric will offer up to 292 miles of all-electric range with the energy of a crossover that buyers increasingly are looking for. This small electrical SUV for Europe debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and is anticipated in the U.S. market. The Kona just could be the mainstream SUV choice for eco-minded chauffeurs.
With stylish appearances, very much like the gasoline-powered 2018 Kona set to arrive 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 objective is the charging port located in the front fascia beside the Hyundai logo, simply below the headlight on the driver’s side. Like the Kona, the Kona Electric is offered with a two-tone roofing, providing a method to customize styling.
The Kona Electric will be offered with 2, lithium-ion polymer battery alternatives with a bigger 64-kilowatt hour battery offering approximately 292 miles of electrical variety. The base Kona EV will have a 39.2-kilowatt hour battery providing a range of about 186 miles.
With instant torque from its front-mounted 200-horsepower electrical motor, the Kona Electric with the bigger battery pack speeds up from no to 62 miles per hour in just 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.
The interior gives up a standard shifter and instead features a push button shift-by-wire system. This setup releases space in the center console for storage beneath. Kona Electric also has an adjustable regenerative braking system that a motorist can control via 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 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 offered and a heated guiding wheel is an alternative. A head-up display screen and the Korean automaker’s SmartSense safety and driving help plan includes forward crash avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and rear cross traffic accident caution.
The automaker has guaranteed to bring 8 brand-new or revamped crossovers to the U.S. market by 2020, including 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 divulged. A base gasoline-powered Kona in the U.S. begins at simply under $21,000 including shipment.