Hyundai is reportedly going to refresh their electric-based crossover, Kona, in 2020. The decision to update the new lineup is quite instant because the new model hasn’t even aged a year since its global debut.
The design language of the new Hyundai Kona Electric comes with a futuristic vibe, without forgetting the DNA of the Hyundai Kona. The futuristic image is presented in the form of a closed grille with no air holes at all, leaving only one closed area where the battery charger socket.
The headlight uses Hyundai’s new design language, in the form of composite light with a double headlight format, where the top for the LED Daytime Running Light and the bottom uses the LED Headlight projector.
The rear exterior of the Hyundai Kona Electric presents a bumper that has visually appealing curves and is in harmony with the silver panel that adorns the area under the bumper. Besides, Hyundai also presents LED taillights with a separate design between the top taillight and taillight that are in the rear bumper area.
Although the Hyundai Kona Electric didn’t’ get any significant design alteration, the infotainment system is equipped with a 10.25-inch touch screen replacing the 8-inch touch screen. The new head unit also features a split function and displays real-time energy consumption.
Moving on to the engine, Kona will be equipped with a heat pump to maintain the temperature of the battery so that it can work optimally in cold weather conditions. As for the capacity, the new Hyundai will still use a 39.2 kWh or 64 kWh power supply.
This electric engine can produce 136 PS and 395 Nm with the ability to travel from 0-100 km / h in 9.7 seconds. In one single charge, the Hyundai Kona Electric can cover a distance of 452 km.
The Hyundai Kona full-electric facelift SUV will still be built at the Hyundai plant in Ulsan, South Korea but the continuation of the release has been halted as the COVID-19 cases are still high. The Hyundai Kona Electric is marketed from £ 30,750.