• New Hyundai EV Second-Zen Kona SUV with 490km Range Unveiled

    New Hyundai EV Second-Zen Kona SUV with 490km Range Unveiled
    The new second-generation Kona varies from the original model in that it was designed from the bottom up as an electric car first...

    Digital Desk: Hyundai has unveiled the new second-generation Kona SUV. Although the details about the electric vehicle have been published, the Kona will presently be available with a hybrid, internal combustion engine, and sportier N Line options.

    The new Hyundai Kona has a length of 4,355mm, which is 150mm longer than the previous model. The width and wheelbase have also been expanded by 25mm and 60mm, respectively. The car's design was inspired by Hyundai's Ioniq series, with a sleek and aerodynamic appearance. On all variants, the front receives a full-width LED light strip, with the headlight placed lower down. The Kona Electric has a closed-off grille with a pixelated LED strip and pixel pattern on the grille.

    New Hyundai Kona Specifications and other Launch Details::

    Hyundai has upgraded the Kona with a new interior that resembles the Ioniq 5 electric SUV. A 12.3-inch infotainment display and a 12.3-inch instrument display are housed in a single panel on the dashboard. Because of the electric construction, the cabin is substantially larger than on ICE-powered platforms.

     A HUD with a 12-inch projection on the windshield, Digital Key 2 Touch, Surround View Monitor, LED lighting, an eight-speaker Bose Premium sound system with Subwoofer, USB-C connectors, and other amenities are included.

    The new Hyundai Kona includes ADAS characteristics. The Driver Status Monitor, for example, employs an internal camera to study the driver's face and notify or even intervene if sleepiness is detected. The Smart Parking Assist feature allows the user to park the car in tight spaces by just pressing a button and pushing it forward or backwards. 

    To mention a few, it has forward collision avoidance, highway driving aid, lane maintenance assist, blind-spot collision avoidance, and speed limit help.

    For the Kona, Hyundai provides a Standard Range battery and a Long Range battery. The Basic model has a 48.4kWh battery pack that drives a single electric motor with 153bhp and 255Nm of torque. The Extended Range battery has a 68.4kWh pack and a 215bhp electric motor. Hyundai promises a single-charge WLTP-certified range of over 490km.

    The new Hyundai Kona has a Vehicle to Load function as well as the i-Pedal (single-pedal) driving mode.

    Hyundai presently offers the previous-generation Kona solely as an EV in India, and it has just debuted the Ioniq 5 electric SUV. It would be some time before Hyundai can confirm the debut of the second-generation Kona in India.