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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric at Thompson Hyundai

Hyundai innovation has produced the new Kona Electric for the 2019 model year, their first compact full electric crossover in the United States market. If you're eco-focused, technologically-minded, and style-savvy, the Kona Electric brings great looks and performance to the table. Previously, you may have been limited in your selections based upon the modern needs of driving time and range, but Hyundai has revolutionized their Eco CUV formula to give the 2019 Kona Electric an amazing 250-mile estimated capability on a single charge, meeting the demands of an active and varied lifestyle. Keep your eyes on Hyundai's Kona Electric; they're leading the U.S. market with new standards of what an electric vehicle can accomplish.

Engine Performance

  • High-efficiency permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor
  • 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque
  • Level-III eighty-percent charge in an hour

Safety Features

  • Advanced high-strength steel frame
  • Driving assist features such as blind-spot monitoring, lanekeep, and forward collision alert
  • Front and rear cameras/sensors for obstacle proximity alerts

Vehicle Design

  • Aggressive, wide SUV-like silhouette and body styling
  • LED headlamps, fog lights, and rear taillights
  • Floating center console touchscreen display with audio/navigation controls

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

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What are the design features of the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric?

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is the perfect blend of style and purpose. Though fully electric, this is a car that means business with its voluminous, aggressive SUV-like body styling. The low, wide stance is accented by great, sweeping organic lines with the cross-hatched grille and throughout the length of the car, broadcasting a heightened sense of futuristic luxury as well. The charging port is discreetly hidden away behind a panel of the grille. Lights of the headlamps and taillamp are efficient and bright LEDs, both slim and curved to suit the flow back towards the wheel flairs. These unique design aesthetics continue on the interior, where the wide build of the vehicle creates a spacious driver and passenger space. A center console supports a large, floating audio/navigation touchscreen display and the climate control options. Upholstery is available in either black cloth or light gray and blue dual-tone leather. Elevated seating gives great vantage over the hood and gives a sense of control to the road ahead. The 2019 Kona Electric comes in five colors: Phantom Black, Chalk White, Pulse Red, Ceramic Blue, and Galactic Gray.

How does the electric powertrain charge and perform?

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is powered via a high-efficiency permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, supplied by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. This produces 150kW, equivalent to 201 horsepower, and 291 pound-feet of torque. The battery system is liquid-cooled and operates at 356 volts. Total weight of this motor is under 1,000lbs, giving the battery pack energy density 141.3Wh/kg. Energy efficiency is estimated at 117 MPGe.

How are the safety features in the 2019 Kona Eletric?

Hyundai matches eco-consideration with their highly-developed safety standards, producing a confident and environmental CUV. They're the only car manufacturer to product their own steel for their vehicle's construction, giving utmost attention and engineering prowess to produce the lightweight yet strong unibody structure and advanced high-strength steel frame. Active features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, LaneKeep Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and standard front and rear cameras to sense obstacle proximity. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alerts use sensors to detect obstacles on the sides and rear of the vehicle.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Final Thoughts on the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric delivers outstanding capabilities in a stylish, well thought-out design. Engineered from the ground up to maximize electric potential, the Kona Electric is a CUV that readily keeps up with your day to day active schedule. Hyundai sets the new standard of luxury electric. Contact us today!

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