On March 6th, Hyundai held its digital world premiere of the all-new KONA range, with the standout model being the KONA Electric.
The second-generation KONA line-up is due to be one of the most comprehensive B-SUV cars in its class with customers able to choose between EV (standard or long-range), hybrid electric (HEV), and internal combustion engine (ICE) variants - with the N-Line spec featuring across the board.
Not surprisingly, Hyundai developed the new KONA range as an EV first, making it in line with the company's March 2022 accelerated electrification strategy announcement that will bring 11 new EVs to the market by 2030.
Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company:
"KONA Electric will play a major role alongside our IONIQ models in reinforcing Hyundai’s EV leadership. The new model builds on the great reputation of the first-generation KONA Electric and is designed and engineered to lead the competition with its many outstanding features."
The all-new KONA retains its iconic character, while offering new technologies and convenience features that provide a safe, connected, and comfortable experience.
Among the upgrades are dual 12.3" panoramic display screens, a Digital Key 2 Touch, full Over-the-Air (OTA) updates, and Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC).
KONA Electric (long-range option) delivers an estimated 490 km / 304 miles (WLTP) all-electric range (AER). It also comes with EV-specific design elements, including frunk storage, active air flaps, interior and exterior Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) outlets, Head-up Display (HUD), i-PEDAL driving mode, Smart Regenerative System, electronic-Active Sound Design (e-ASD) and an Eco Package - just to name a few.
The all-new KONA features Hyundai’s SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and safety systems, including Level 2 autonomous driving, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) and Driver Status Monitor (DSM).