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Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:09 am
by edatoakrun
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... ... -electric/

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:20 pm
by edatoakrun
A lot of new ICEV Kona images and news out today: ...

Gallery: ... -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... ... june-debut

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:23 am
by edatoakrun
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...

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:21 am
by edatoakrun
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...

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...

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2,600 ... lifestyles

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:25 am
by edatoakrun
Recent leaks (of questionable reliability, IMO) and spy shots:
The Kona EV's range would reportedly be around 240 miles on a charge, which would be competitive with the Chevy Bolt.

...A leak suggested that the Kona EV would arrive at dealers in fall 2018 and pointed to a real-world range of 217 miles (349 km) from a 50 kilowatt-hour battery. Hyundai will also add hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants to the Kona’s powertrain range later... ... spy-shots/
...According to electric vehicle industries on the 15th, Hyundai Motor Company is hoping to sell 12,000 KONA, which is a small SUV Electric vehicle, and 6,000 IONIQ Electric in 2018.
Its goal for next year’s sales of electric vehicles at 18,000 is more than twice than its goal for this year’s sales of 8,000 IONIQ Electric... ... 0816200001

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:52 am
by edatoakrun
IIRC, the Korean drive cycle used for rang estimates gives results pretty close to EPA.

Of course, the debut is in Europe, so... who knows.
Electric Hyundai Kona To Debut At Geneva With 240 Miles Of Range

Hyundai is planning to debut the all-electric version of the Kona SUV at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Last June, Hyundai’s vice chairman confirmed that the boldly-designed Korean sub-compact SUV will get an all-electric version by 2018, targeting a driving range of over 240 miles per full charge (390km).

The electric Kona will use a different powertrain that the Ioniq EV, along with a bigger battery pack. The current range of Hyundai’s Juke rival offers a range of petrol engines and the option of all-wheel drive.

The new electric variant of the Hyundai Kona will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March... ... ut-at.html

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:05 pm
by edatoakrun
The pushevs article below may be correct in its suggestion that the Kona could be a Bolt-killer...

To the list of the Kona's advantages below, I'd add a far more appealing design, and (probably) a much nicer and more comfortable interior.
Hyundai starts pre-orders for Kona Electric

Last Monday, Hyundai started accepting pre-orders for the Kona Electric in South Korea.

The much awaited electric version of Hyundai Kona will have its powertrain (battery and motor) made by LG Chem. Depending on the version chosen, the 150 kW electric motor will be powered by a 39,2 or 64 kWh battery. While the 39,2 kWh battery will be enough for more than 240 km (149 miles) range, the 64 kWh will get at least 390 km (242 miles). These figures are from the South Korean test cycle, which gets very similar results to the EPA’s...

With its powertrain also provided by LG Chem and similar dimensions, it’s clear that the Chevrolet Bolt EV is the most direct alternative to the Hyundai Kona Electric.

Furthermore, knowing that competition is coming, GM recently announced that the company will make 5.000 units of the Bolt EV available this year to South Korean customers. Much better than the 600 units sent to South Korea last year.

When compared to the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Hyundai Kona Electric has some advantages.

It’s a Hyundai, this means that its warranty will be much better.
The Kona Electric will be more efficient. It’ll have more recent battery cells (NCM 811), which will make the battery pack at least 150 kg lighter than the one present today in the Bolt EV – with NCM 622 cells. Furthermore, it’ll have a heat pump, especially important in colder places.
Being lighter not only makes it more efficient, but will also contribute for better performance ...

Having a entry-level battery option (39,2 kWh) will make it cheaper.

As much as I like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, it seems that all the good parts come from LG Chem, while its worst aspects come from Chevrolet.

Anyway, first deliveries in South Korea are scheduled for the first half of this year. Europe will be next, then North America and the rest of the world. Hyundai Kona Electric’s arrival will benefit the most European customers, since the Opel Ampera-e seems a futureless project in this continent.... ... -electric/

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:27 pm
by armmynissanleaf
Look like the Hyundai Kona is an amazing car. Here is actually how the 2018 model drives. ... kona-drive

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:04 pm
by ElectricEddy
Hopefully available to order in North America before end of 2018 :)

Re: Hyundai Kona Electric

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:51 pm
by edatoakrun
Official announcement of pack capacities from Norway are a bit larger than earlier reports:
KONA electric

Hyundai KONA comes in two electrical versions, with battery packs of 42.7 kWh and 64.2 kWh. The car is expected to Norway during the first half of 2018, as the very first popular full-electric SUV on the market...

Could those be total, rather than available capacities?

If Hyundai is still quoting available capacities, as it always has previously, this little CUV is going to go pretty far on that 64.2 kWh pack...