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Hyundai Kona Electric

Mon May 29, 2017 11:09 am

If details reported below are ~correct, and AWD available, I'd be very interested.

More details on the Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai-Kia Group is about to take electric cars to the next level.

The German auto magazine Auto Bild now gives us exiting details about the new compact electric SUV from Hyundai.

This upcoming electric car is expected to arrive in the fall of 2018 with an estimated NEDC range of 500 km (311 miles), which translates to 350 km (217 miles) in the real world – provided by a 50 kWh battery. The starting price of 35.000 € also makes this electric car very compelling...

http://pushevs.com/2017/05/26/details-h ... -electric/
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue May 30, 2017 12:20 pm

A lot of new ICEV Kona images and news out today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfufKBD ... e=youtu.be

Gallery:

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/05/exclus ... -kona.html

Hyundai Kona: more detail shown ahead of June debut

....the Kona will get a head-up display - a first for Hyundai - with class leading display quality, the brand claims. A Hyundai spokesman was unable to confirm whether the system would be standard somewhere in the range or an optional extra, but it's likely that it'll feature only on higher-end models...

The Nissan Juke rival is due to launch next month and will be priced from about £15,000....

The Kona is described by Hyundai as a 'true SUV', suggesting it’ll have four-wheel drive and could share technology with the larger Hyundai Santa Fe. It'll be a global product, unlike the i30, and enters one of the most fiercely competitive markets in the industry.

Its true SUV ethos would contrast rivals such as the Juke and Kia Soul which are marketed with a more urban focus...

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new- ... june-debut
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:23 am

Hyundai/Kia seems to be moving fast.

It's ~50 kWh BEV isn't even been released, and it's already talking about a new SUBEV with a larger (maybe optional?) pack coming out in less than a year.

Also interesting that H/K is diversifying beyond LG as it's battery supplier.


Hyundai Motor to release long-range electric vehicle in H1 of 2018

Hyundai Motor Group, the owner of South Korea’s two largest automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., aims to release an electric vehicle with a driving range of 390 kilometers on a single charge in the first half of next year...

The new electric vehicle - from either Hyundai Motor or Kia Motors - is expected to offer the longest driving range on a single charge among electric cars that are scheduled for release until the first half of 2017n in the Korean market. Currently in the country, the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle by the United States’ General Motors Co. boasts the longest range of 383 kilometers, followed by Tesla Model S 90D that has a driving range of 378 kilometers when fully charged...

As part of efforts to increase driving range and power of its electric vehicles, Hyundai Motor will install a high-capacity lithium ion battery with a capacity between 63 and 70 kilowatt-hour (kWh), which is more than double the capacity of the 24 kWh (error, ~28 kWh available) battery built in the IONIQ, in the upcoming electric vehicle.

According to Choi from Hyundai Motor, the motor group will diversify its battery suppliers to secure enough supplies and respond more flexibly to market demand. On top of its current supplier LG Chem, the company has also decided to receive batteries from SK Innovation Co. for its new electric vehicle...

Industry insiders anticipated that the new electric car would use the chassis of either Hyundai Motor’s sub-compact SUV Kona slated for release this month or Kia Motors’ compact SUV Stonic due to be released in July...

http://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2017&no=366623
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Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:21 am

Launch announcement for the Kona ICEV.

Dimensions W/L/H are nearly identical to the LEAF gen one, except for the Kona being ~11 inches shorter.

Obviously, the Kona EV is not going to excel in terms of low aero drag and efficiency at high speeds...

KONA: WORLD PREMIERE OF AN URBAN SUV FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

June 13, 2017 - Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest vehicle in its expanding line-up of stylish SUVs, the Kona compact SUV. With a strong, impactful design and uncompromised individuality, the Kona is designed to appeal to modern customers with active lifestyles.

The Kona joins Tucson, Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport in a growing line-up of Hyundai Motor SUVs, as the company continues to widen customer choice in the segment. At the world premiere of its new B-segment SUV, Hyundai Motor reaffirmed its promise to deliver SUVs that feature progressive design with high interior refinement and spaciousness.

The Kona will go on sale in Korea later this month, followed by North America and Europe...

Dimensions (mm)

Overall length

4,165

Overall width

1,800

Overall height

1,550

Wheelbase

2,600

http://www.hyundainews.com/us/en/media/ ... lifestyles
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