Ever since it was revealed at the 2018 Geneva International Auto Show, the new 2019 Hyundai Kona EV has been keenly anticipated in the European as well as the US market. This eco-friendly SUV will appear as a long-range electric vehicle and make the fans all over the world more than satisfied. You can expect a real futuristic crossover.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Hyundai Kona EV, this model is going to make its appearance as an attractive and aggressive all-electric crossover. It will offer some really distinctive innovations in terms of design, especially in the front fascia, although the overall shape and bodywork will remain pretty much the same as its gas version. For instance, probably the most prominent part of its front fascia includes a panel placed instead of a standard grille since this models needs no cooling as it has been the case with gasoline models. Besides an innovative front fascia, the new Kona EV will also get an unusual and contrasting two-tone roof that will be offered in three combination options. This crossover will probably be available in seven body paint choices and it will stand on standard 17-inch wheels. All in all, the new Kona EV will show some really futuristic and eye-catching exterior design.
We haven’t mentioned that the 2019 Hyundai Kona EV will also get bigger dimensions. Since this crossover is going to be taller and longer, you can definitely expect more space inside its cabin for you, your passengers and cargo. The interior of the new Kona will be modern and undergo some serious updates in terms of technology. The driver will get a heads-up display, but also a floating 7.0-inch touch screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system. This display will also be available as an optional 8.0-inch one. Apple Car Play, Android Auto and navigation system are just some those next-generation features that will be provided. When it comes to safety systems and driver assist features, the new Kona EV will get Hyundai Smart Sense package that includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist and others.
The first option that the 2019 Hyundai Kona EV will offer under its hood combines a ‘short-range’ lithium-ion battery pack of 39.2 kWh and a 99 kW electric motor. Such an option provides a 186 miles range. The fans of high-performance electric vehicles have probably been expecting its other version that uses a 64 kWh ‘long-range’ battery that in new Kona enables a range of 292 miles. It will be combined with a 150 kW electric motor.
2019 Hyundai Kona EV Release Date and Price
The 2018 Hyundai Kona EV will probably hit the US market in the fourth quarter of 2018, but it will be available in the Korean and European market before that. The estimated price of this model starts around $30,000.
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