2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Rumors, Release Date, Redesign, Price. Hyundai has finally decided to show its subcompact utility crossover known as the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV. Seemingly, the inbound Kona EV marks Hyundai’s first foray into the subcompact utility vehicle division.
The brand has elected to use the name to signify that it has designed the new electric SUV for adventurous purposes. This EV boasts a 217-miles-of-range and lands squarely in the middle of the electric vehicle department. This is because its range is a little shorter than the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt, but longer than other EVs like Volkswagen e-Golf and BMW i3.
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV – Exterior and Interior Appearance
The 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV carries the same shape and appearance as the combustion-powered Kona which arrived a few months ago. It is likely to be a closed unit like the one for the electric version of the Hyundai kilowatt-hour since no engine requires air for cooling.
Hyundai has included new alloy wheels and a distinct cascading grille with a blue line to show that the inbound EV is a green model. Worth noting, Hyundai will also equip this model with the driver drowsiness warning and rear cross-traffic warning.
2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV – Powertrain and Driving Range
The 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV comes with two battery pack options. The base Kona model uses a 43 battery pack while its extended range Kona equivalent features a 64-kWh battery.
The 64-kilowatt-hour battery enables the electric SUV to hover around 217 miles of real-world range, but EPA ratings remain unknown.
Cost and Production of the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV
The 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric SUV arrives in the fall of the 2018 calendar year. The new Hyundai Kona EV will carry a starting price tag of $39,000.