The South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai has unveiled the new redesigned Hyundai Kona offering a new sportier look to the much known all-electric SUV in the US.
The all-new Hyundai Kona has a fresh design on the front that has a sleek new aerodynamic shape with a prominent horizontal character line immediately below the badging and DRLs, new headlamps and DRLs provide a fresh new illumination signature. On the rear, it offers new bumper fascia design and new tail lamp design.
The new Hyundai Kona comes in with a 64 kWh battery pack (39.2 kWh and 64 kWh in Europe) that offers a WLTP range of 484 kilometers (301 miles) on a single charge. It offers a peak system output of 150 kW and 395 Nm of torque. It can go 0 to 100 kmph in 7.9 seconds and generates a top speed of top speed of 167 km/h (104 mph).
Hyundai notes new upgrades in connectivity and convenience features, including the latest generation Hyundai Bluelink that includes:
- Start or stop charging
- Set-up charging schedule with days of the week and time
- Current battery level with real-time electric and fuel range
- Real-time fuel range
- Plug status (in/out)
- Charge status
- Time left until fully charged
The new Hyundai Kona Electric (64 kWh battery pack) can be charged from 10-100% in 9h 15min using 7.2 kW AC charging and 6h 50min using 10.5 kW AC charging. It also support DC fast charging that takes 64 minutes for 10-80% using a 50 kW charger and 47 minutes using a 100 kW charger.
As of November 2020, Hyundai has sold 120,000 Kona Electric (including more than 53,000 in Europe).