The Kona EV has been updated by Hyundai to have more space and a longer range. Although it had a shorter range, the original Kona EV was an electric crossover that was small. With its wider range and more space inside the EV, the new model appears to have revived the Kona's appeal.
It is anticipated that the new Kona EV will have a favorable market share with some of the models that took the place of some earlier models, like the Ioniq 5. This follows several months of model-related peeks. The Kona EV has been redesigned, and it looks more svelte than before. Both the powertrain and interior innovations have been made. The WLTP testing cycle provides a range of 304 miles for the model's 65.4kWh battery option. The EPA testing range will be significantly longer than the 258 miles from the Gen 1 Kona EV, despite being more conservative.
The interior of the redesigned Hyundai Kona EV is bigger than it is now. Additionally, it has a front trunk, several in-cabin tech features, and more storage( up to 17 cubic feet of trunk space). Although it has an optional heads-up display, North America will not have access to it. However, there are dual 12.3-inch screens, OTA software updates, and NFC-based digital key support.
Battery preconditioning is included in the new Kona EV to speed up charging and extend the cold weather range. You can power devices both inside and outside the EV using the model's vehicle-to-load support. The vehicle also has i-Pedal one-pedal driving, but it currently lacks the 800W architecture in some of its rival models. Therefore, it will take 41 minutes to fully charge the battery.
Although Hyundai has not disclosed the Kona EV's price, it has stated that the ICE and hybrid versions of the model will remain in production alongside the electric vehicle. By the third quarter of this year, the Kona EV will be berthed in the US.