by Byron Hurd
Hyundai introduces 2019 Kona Electric to the U.S.

Hyundai showed the Kona Electric in Europe, but it really is coming here.

Hyundai’s bulletins at the New York International Automobile Demonstrate were essentially re-treads, but the U.S. debut of the Kona Electric powered carries far more importance than that of the Santa Fe.

The announcement was a “when” (alternatively than an “if”) as it was plainly obvious that Kona’s world-wide job would trickle down to its much more specialized niche variants, but the introduction of the Kona Electrical principle to the U.S. marketplace coincides with our to start with search at the company’s programs for introducing it Condition-facet.

The Kona Electrical will debut as a 2019 product with an first start in the more substantial EV markets–California, then at some point the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast.

Whilst ROW marketplaces get two unique powertrain alternatives for the Kona Electric, The us will get just one. The unit features 201 horsepower and 291 pound-toes of torque, accomplishing acceleration of 7.6 seconds from zero to 62 mph and a range of in excess of 250 miles (equal to 292 miles on the European technique) thanks to a 64-kWh battery pack.

Introductions to EV marketplaces will start out late this year, with deliveries beginning in the aforementioned EV-significant marketplaces in Q4.

Image by Ronan Glon.