Electric Hyundai Kona Confirmed For 2018 With A Range Of Over 240 Miles

Hyundai has confirmed it’s working an all-electric version of the new Kona, as well as a smaller A-segment SUV.

The news came directly from Hyundai’s vice chairman Chung Eui-sun who said during the launch of the new Kona “our plan is to develop an A-segment SUV that is smaller than the Kona by 2020 so we can embrace the SUV from A to E segment, so we will also roll out an E-segment SUV that is bigger than Santa Fe. We want a full SUV line-up to respond to our customers’ needs.”

The Korean company plans a full range of SUVs that will cover almost every segment in a bid to take advantage of the current market trends.

But the big news are about the new Kona, which is set to get a fully electric version by next year. “We will launch electric vehicle Kona EV model by next year,” said Chung to Autocar. “We will focus more on eco-friendly cars such as EV and hydrogen-electric cars.”

Officials have also said that the upcoming Kona EV is going to offer a driving range of more than 240 miles.

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  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    i would definitely look stupid driving this car – hyundai u have to do better than 240 range to sell this mess of a car

    • fabri99

      Well, then you must look stupid to start with!
      Just joking, but I don’t find it that ugly though. I’d only remove those plastic bits, but the overall design is fine to me.

      • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

        i totally agree with u – an automobile reflects its driver if u like the Kona thats u mate lol, personally i would look stupid driving such car

  • Winner, Winner Here

    I believe that the category of buyer they are targeting with this vehicle will do just fine. Think about it, it’ll do well in parking lots, and tight spaces which is something that is growing day-by-day. It’s versatile, fairly priced, and looks fun to drive and should be cheap to maintain.

  • Big Black Duck

    Way to go hyundai….!!

  • sidewaysspin

    Too feminine looking.

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