Hyundai reveals 2024 Kona; EV grows in size and space

Hyundai revealed the latest Kona EV at the New York International Auto Show. This second-generation model will be positioned in the small SUV segment. This time around, Hyundai is first to develop an EV platform with an electric powertrain. The move is in line with the automaker’s strategy to accelerate electrification.

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April 10, 2023 at 15:59 pm

The latest Kona Electric promises great aerodynamics.

The new Hyundai Kona Electric has bigger dimensions and a spacious interior this time around. The car has a wheelbase of 104.7 inches and is 171.5 inches long by 71.9 inches wide. With a drag coefficient of 0.27, the latest Kona Electric offers excellent aerodynamic performance. The electric car is equipped with a 64.8 kWh battery and is said to have a range of up to 418 kilometers. This trim produces a power output of 201 horsepower and a peak torque of 255 Nm.

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Hyundai says the interior offers ample space and comfort.

Hyundai says the interior offers ample space and comfort.

Hyundai said the EV’s interior has been specially designed to reflect the customer’s “living space” and lifestyle. The dashboard features a floating horizontal C-Pad with integrated dual 12.3-inch panoramic displays. The gear selector is now located behind the steering wheel, allowing more storage space in the open console area.

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Electric vehicle sports battery preconditioning ensures safe charging and power performance in cooler temperatures. There’s also a new charge port door light that provides visibility for the driver at night. Beyond that, the Kona Electric also features forward-facing “trunk” storage, active grille shutters, external vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, i-PEDAL driving modes and an intelligent regeneration system that adjusts regeneration based on real-time traffic conditions . The system optimizes regenerative braking system efficiency by automatically adjusting regenerative braking levels based on real-time traffic data.

First published date: April 10, 2023 at 15:59 PM CST

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