One thing that everyone at the 2019 Hyundai Kona world premiere seemed to be absolutely clear was that this small subcompact SUV is a very big deal indeed for the Korean automaker. Having convinced the buying public that he could design and build beautiful sedans, Hyundai turned around to find that the buying public was suddenly hot for crossovers.
The EV retains the overall appearance and shape of the recently launched 2019 Hyundai Kona Combustion, although there appears to be a different grille and new alloy wheels to distinguish it as a “green” model. The vehicle in the images was spotted while reloading, revealing the front placement of the charging port. With this in mind, expect another grille to appear on the EV, probably a closed unit similar to the electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq because there is no engine that needs air to cool. there are no distinct design changes visible through the heavy camouflage of this prototype.
At first glance, the interior is standard 2019 Hyundai Kona spec; one thing that jumps, however, is the display (either 5, 6 or 8 inches, depending on the trim) plopped onto the center of the dashboard. This non-integrated screen, says Donckerwolke, helps create a “more sculptural lighter” despite consumer demands for increasingly complex infotainment systems. The car is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-enabled. It can be equipped with a head-up display (this is a retractable screen mounted above the dashboard) and an optional smartphone charging tablet. In addition, the Kona can be equipped with a series of safety features such as one-time alert, rear cross-traffic alerts, Lane-keeping Assist, high-beam assistance, and a warning system. driver who monitors the vigilance of the driver.
In terms of powertrain and battery life, Hyundai revealed at the international launch of the regular Kona that it was targeting an all-electric range comparable to that of a conventional gasoline vehicle. A figure of “more than 390 km” was mentioned. The range version will be offered, with a range announced up to 500 kilometers. The capacity of the battery is between 39 kWh and 64 kWh. In comparison, the Ioniq EV uses a lithium-ion battery of 28 kWh and claims a range of 270 km.