The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is the type of electric vehicle consumers need: a tall-driving crossover that doesn’t appeal to an excessive amount of consideration.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is a step in the appropriate course.
The battery electric crossover due towards the top of 2018 provides as much as 250 miles of range in a tall-driving vehicle: the proper range in the appropriate sort of car for a lot of consumers.
So what’s flawed? Initially, the Kona Electric solely shall be obtainable in a restricted variety of states together with California and alongside the East Coast.
Geographical desirability apart, the Kona Electric borrows most of its appears from the Kona crossover, which went on sale this yr. The Kona Electric subs in aerodynamically formed bumpers and wheels in comparison with the gasoline-powered Kona, amongst main powertrain modifications.
The impact of the aerodynamic blanking within the entrance and rear makes the Kona Electric look barely extra wagon-esque and decrease to the bottom. The deeply sculpted physique sides assist disguise the considerably-large 70.9 inches between the wheels, greater than many rivals.
Hyundai’s floating roof is tamed on the Kona Electric, so far as we’ve seen the one decisions are physique-coloured roofs, not the wild contrasting look discovered on the Kona.
Inside, the Kona Electric is all enterprise inside with a standard 7.zero-inch touchscreen (or elective eight.zero-inch touchscreen) dominating consideration on the dashboard. The Kona Electric skips advertising frippery—no sustainably sourced cupholders or vegan radio management knobs to be discovered.
The Kona Electric as an alternative depends on zero-emission propulsion to draw inexperienced-minded consumers. Underhood, it makes use of a 201-horsepower (one hundred fifty kilowatt) motor to drive the entrance wheels solely, powered by a sixty four-kwh lithium-ion battery that gives as much as 250 miles of driving range.
In line with Hyundai, the Kona Electric can recharge on a Degree three, one hundred-kw quick charger in lower than one hour, or almost 10 hours on a extra widespread Degree 2 charger.
Just like the all-wheel drive Kona, the Kona Electric has a 4-wheel unbiased suspension to journey comfortably for as much as 4 adults.
The Kona Electric locations its batteries beneath the ground, which makes for a low middle of gravity for a greater drive and doesn’t intrude into useable cargo area. Just like the Kona, the Kona Electric will seat as much as 4 adults comfortably—5 in a pinch—and maintain 19.2 cubic ft of cargo with the rear seats up, forty five.eight cubes with the rear row folded down.
When it goes on sale, the Kona Electric will probably be obtainable in SE, Restricted, and Final trims. All trim ranges are outfitted with automated emergency braking, 17-inch wheels, a 7.zero-inch touchscreen, blind-spot screens, heated entrance seats, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity.
Prime-of-the-line Hyundai Kona Electric Final variations get leather-based upholstery, LED headlights, premium audio, wi-fi cellphone charging, a sunroof, eight.zero-inch touchscreen, navigation, energy-adjustable driver’s seat, and parking sensors.
Hyundai hasn’t but introduced how a lot the Kona Electric will value when it goes on sale later this yr.
- All-electric powertrain
- Spectacular, 250-mile range
- Usable cargo area
- Commonplace 7.zero-inch touchscreen
- Automated emergency braking on all trims
- Restricted availability
- Is it actually a crossover?
- Simply entrance-wheel drive
- Small-ish second row
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