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. Hyundai’s future plan involves launching 15 electrified models, including hybrid, PHEV, EV and fuel-cell models by 2020, with 10 of them destined to be offered in Europe.

This includes not only a next-gen fuel cell SUV that will offer more than 500 miles of driving range (800km) but also Hyundai’s first dedicated EV platform as well.

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  • John

    i think this looks pretty good… even known a lot of people said it’s ugly/too busy.

  • Rocc E. Normyss

    Looks soooooo much better than Tesla’s eggIsh attempt at a suv!

    • John

      I think part of that is cost saving…less parts to deal with during assembly.

    • scjeff

      I’m a pretty big Tesla fan but you’re totally spot on. The X is not a good looking “SUV”.

    • Bo Hanan

      I’m surprised no one has mentioned it’s a complete knockoff of the Jeep Cherokee.
      A shameful one albeit.

      • Rocket

        Because it isn’t.

      • Silimarina

        Because it’s a complete knockoff of Citroen C3

  • JBsC6

    This song the wave of the future ..concept is awesome. Execution is terrible. Tacked on styling cues make this look like a Pontiac astek. Ugh

  • ediotsavant

    Days of fossil fuel burning cars are winding down.

  • jfalckt

    They should really change the name for Norwegian market, especially as it should sell well with Electric cars taking about 30% of new car sales. Who wants to be seen in a Hyundai Wife?

    • fabri99

      At a dealership: “Sir, do you need help?” “Oh no, I’m just looking to replace my Wife, it’s getting old now.”

      • jfalckt

        Exactly, “Sorry but I am having a bit of trouble with my wife, I can’t seem to get her charged up”.

    • ChrisA
  • fabri99

    Looks appealing and pricing should be fair, given it is a Hyundai. I think they may have a winner here.

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