Hyundai's all-electric SUV is nearly here.
Hyundai has released details of its new Kona Electric ahead of its full reveal at the Geneva motor show next week.
The lower-powered version delivers 133bhp, while the second has a maximum power output of 201bhp. Tourque is rated at 291lb ft which, by virtue of it being an electric car, is fairly immediate, while 0-62mph is handled in 7.6 seconds.
There is also a regenerative braking system which can be adjusted by the driver. Using the shift-by-wire paddles on the steering wheel, the driver can adjust the intensity of the regeneration. The ingenuity doesn't stop there though – a seven-inch 'supervision cluster' in the dashboard relays information to the driver regarding the car's performance, combining with a head-up display to feed information to the driver.
Loads of safety tech is included, too, as part of Hyundai's SmartSense package, such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot detection including rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, driver attention warning and speed limit information.
The Kona Electric isn't just a statement for clean mobility, it's quite the visual statement too. Borrowing its design from the petrol-powered equivalent, the car has an aggressive stance that Hyundai says 'underlines the forward motion of the car.' To help with that 'forward motion', there's a set of 17-inch alloy wheels that are exclusive to the model.
Inside there are a handful of trim options available, a combination of cloth and leather in black, just leather, or a three-tone blue and grey number, again available with cloth and leather or leather.
There's still no word on pricing, but with this being the production version of the new model, news on that front will be just around the corner.