2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Revealed

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Revealed 

Hyundai has unveiled the United States market version of the ground-breaking Kona Electric Crossover! Hyundai made the big reveal in March at the New York Auto Show. The Kona was designed to appeal to those with lifestyles that are eco-conscious and active while still offering efficiency and incredible style. Some highlights of this new Electric Kona include a CUV segment leading estimated driving range of 250 miles, exciting exterior color options, a standard floating touchscreen, Hyundai Smart Sense, and a high voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. The Kona Electric also offers an efficient electric drivetrain that is incredibly powerful.

What are some modern exterior design elements?

Outside the Kona Electric is designed with sporty contours, an athletic stance, and organic geometric body forms to create a unique and eco-based appearance. The wide and low athletic stance, short overhangs, and long wheelbase ensure that the Kona offers superior driving stability at high speeds and nimble handling and control. You'll also find futuristic LED lighting on the front and back of the Kona Electric for a truly unique look! The electric charging port is seamlessly integrated into the future-focused cross-hatch grille you would never even know that it was there. The eco-spoke and lightweight wheel designs add a unique touch to the overall exterior appearance while also offering aero efficiency benefits. Some of the new and exciting exterior colors include Pulse Red, Galactic Gray, Phantom Black, and Ceramic Blue. 

What are some of the interior design and technology elements?

The interior flows seamlessly with the exterior! The Kona Electric offers ample cargo and passenger room even with a low roofline. This vehicle receives exclusive shift-by wire controls located in the center console supported by an upper bridge element. There are a few interior color options available. Cloth is available in black while leather is offered blue dual-tone and light gray. The rear suspension intrusion has been minimized to offer easier access to the rear seats and more headroom. Behind the second row seats, the Kona Electric offers a substantial 19.2 cubic feet of cargo room! The infotainment system is housed in a floating seven-inch touchscreen which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Other technology updates include next-generation Blue Link LTE-powered connectivity, voice command recognition, and a rearview monitor. The available eight-inch touchscreen adds an Infinity premium eight-speaker sound system, Clari-Fi music-restoration technology, and a subwoofer! This is also the first time wireless device charging is offered in this segment! You simply have to place your compatible device on the wireless charging interface that is part of the center console. This system even reminds you to take your phone when exiting the vehicle so you never forget it!

What powers the 2019 Kona Electric?

The Kona Electric is powered by an incredibly efficient powertrain. Underneath the hood, you'll find a 150 kW permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor powered by a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor puts out 201 horsepower while the whole system generates 291 pound-feet of torque. This system operates ar 356 volts and is liquid cooled. The Kona Electric's energy efficiency is estimated to be 117 MPGe. This system utilizes a Level-II on-board charging system for rapid recharges. No matter what kind of lifestyle you lead the Kona Electric will meet it with a segment-leading 250 miles! Plus with a Level-III quick charged the system can be charged to 80% in just under an hour! 

About Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America prides itself on focusing its attention on offering amazing customer service that starts with exceptional vehicle value, engineering excellence, and design leadership! Hyundai constantly pushes the envelope by creating incredibly stylish, efficient, and powerful vehicles that offer the most advanced technology and convenience features and equipment to keep you entertained and comfortable each day. The Hyundai lineup consists of vehicles from full-size and compact SUVs to mid-size sedans and hatchbacks that appeal to every type of driver! 

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