All-new Hyundai Kona Electric specs unveiled – gets frunk, V2L, 490km range



Following Hyundai’s unveiling of the all-new Kona in December and January, the company has now released official details of the next-generation Hyundai Kona Electric along with a new set of images. Key highlights of the next-generation Kona Electric include the addition of a frunk, a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, and a tad more electric range.

The all-new Hyundai Kona Electric is available in two battery sizes. The ‘Standard Range’ is equipped with a 48.4-kWh battery. The ‘Long Range’ gets a 65.4-kWh battery that provides up to 490 km range on the WLTP test cycle.

As for performance, the Standard Range gets a front-mounted single electric motor that makes 114.6 kW (156 hp metric) and 255 Nm. The Long Range also gets a front-mounted single electric motor, albeit making a bit more power at 160 kW (218 hp metric) and 255 Nm. New to the Kona is a one-pedal driving feature which is called the i-PEDAL.

In terms of charging, the Kona is built on a 400V architecture. Full charging details have yet to be released, but Hyundai does state that it takes 41 minutes for the Kona Electric to charge from 10% to 80% at its fastest.

We’ve seen the exterior design of the Kona Electric when it was teased together with the internal combustion engine (ICE) and hybrid versions of the Kona. Following the Staria, Stargazer, and Grandeur, the Kona gets the continuous LED light treatment for that new signature Hyundai look.

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Despite being available in ICE and hybrid versions, the Hyundai Kona is built as an EV first. Thanks to that, the Kona Electric now gets a frunk, which was never available in its predecessors. Also new on the Kona is a V2L function with sockets available inside the car and on the charging port itself. The maximum output for the V2L function is 3.13 kW (Europe).

Inside, the all-new Kona Electric gets a twin 12.3-inch panoramic display with full over-the-air (OTA) updates and Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC). The Kona also gets an eight-speaker Bose Premium Sound System. As seen in previous images released, most controls are now located near the steering wheel (including the gear selector), to create a more spacious cabin.

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As for safety, the all-new Hyundai Kona Electric gets Hyundai’s SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and safety systems, including Level 2 autonomous driving, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) and Driver Status Monitor (DSM).


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