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.