Hyundai reveals the specs of its second-gen Kona SUV. The design together with the outside and inside was revealed in December final 12 months. The highlights of the specs embody two powertrain choices, a 490km vary, and twin infotainment screens. Apparently the car will probably be obtainable in all variations, all-electric, hybrid, and likewise ICE.
The Kona Electrical will now be obtainable with two powertrain choices: customary vary and lengthy vary. The previous is provided with a 48.4kWh battery and powers an electrical motor that produces 153hp and 250Nm of peak torque. The latter will get a bigger 65.4kWh battery that feeds an electrical motor of 215hp and 255Nm of peak torque. For reference, the last-gen Kona bought in India makes use of a 39.2kWh battery pack. Moreover, Hyundai nonetheless hasn’t quoted a claimed driving vary for the usual vary Kona electrical however says the long-range variant will return over 490km on the WLTP cycle. The brand new Kona electrical can be able to one-pedal driving with its regenerative braking system and, as with the Ioniq 5, can be able to a vehicle-to-load function, which suggests you’ll be able to energy exterior gadgets utilizing the automotive’s battery.
The brand new Kona takes design affect from the daring Hyundai Seven idea from 2021. It contains a slim wraparound entrance gentle bar, clamshell bonnet and chunky off-road-influenced design cues. Relying on the powertrain chosen, the design can even differ. The EV will get exterior pixel graphic particulars, whereas the hybrid and ICE fashions get practical air intakes, grilles, and skidplates on the entrance and rear. The pixel graphics and sharp character traces deliver it consistent with newer Hyundai electrical SUVs such because the Ioniq 5, however it additionally has a resemblance to the automotive it replaces with cut up LED headlamps and its total profile.
It’s 150mm longer than the outgoing Kona (at 4,355mm), 25mm wider and has a 60mm longer wheelbase. This improve in dimensions, Hyundai says, offers “maximized dwelling area” within the revamped cabin, which hosts an analogous wraparound digital driver show just like the Ioniq 5 – within the type of twin 12.3-inch shows. These screens have been coupled with bodily buttons for local weather management and heated seats situated on a floating module simply beneath. The Kona electrical shift-by-wire gear selector has been relocated from the middle console to behind the steering wheel, which permits extra storage within the open console space. Hyundai has additionally revealed the tools checklist on the Kona electrical. It consists of keyless entry and lots of different tools.