Hyundai’s new all-electric Kona crossover promises range up to 470km

Electric version of Kona crossover comes with two battery options offering a claimed range of either 300km or 470km


Hyundai is expanding its electric car range with the launch of its new fully electric version of the Kona crossover. The recently launched Kona will now come with a choice of two electric powertrains: one offering an official range of 470km and the other - likely lower priced - version offering 300km on a full charge.

The long-range version with the 64 kWh battery claiming a range of up to 470 km and an energy consumption of 15.2 kWh/100 km. The electric motor delivers an output of 150 kW, with a 100 km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

The standard version has a 39,2 kWh battery, claiming a range of up to 300 km on a single charge with the motor delivering 99 kW and an energy consumption of 14.8 kWh/100 km.

Both powertrain versions deliver 395 Nm of immediate torque and a maximum speed of 167 km/h.

According to Hyundai, charging the lithium-ion polymer battery up to 80 per cent takes about 54 minutes using a 100 kW direct current (DC) fast charger. With the 7,2 kW on-board-charger, charging takes 9 hours 40 minutes for the long-range battery pack and 6 hours 10 minutes for the shorter-range battery pack. Drivers also have the option of charging the car at a compatible regular household power socket.

According to a company statement: “The All-New Kona Electric enables customers to combine the two fastest growing automotive trends - electrification and SUV style.”

Styling differences from the regular Kona range include new LED daytime runing lights, a two-tone roof and a close grille at the front.

The additional offering in the Kona range follows the launch in 2016 of the firm’s eco-friendly Ioniq family car range, which comes in three guises: hybrid, plug-in electric of full electric.