2019 Hyundai Kona EV Release Dates: US, Canada, Europe, Korea
The long-awaited 2019 Hyundai Kona electric crossover has arrived.
Hyundai Motor America today introduced its highly advanced Kona EV to U.S. media at a driving event in Southern California.
Riding on the new compact crossover vehicle platform, the carmaker’s first electric SUV sets new standards among the affordable electric cars.
With the driving range of 258 miles on a single charge and the Lifetime Battery Warranty, the new Kona sets new standards among the affordable electric cars.
U.S. Kona EV release date: January 2019
US residents, however, will have to wait a couple of extra months before they get behind the wheel, with the all-electric Kona expected to go on sale in the United States in January 2019.
The new Hyundai Kona EV will initially only be available in California, while later it will also go on sale in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the U.S. market.
Hyundai Kona electric release date in Canada: to be revealed soon.
Specifications (2019 model year)
The Hyundai Motor America official press release reveals more official details about the 2019 Kona EV.
Here are some of its highlights:
150kw electric motor
The Kona EV may prove to be a more performance oriented model when compared to its competitors in this segment.
It comes equipped with a 150kw electric motor, generating no less than 201 horsepower!
258 miles EPA range
It has been known for a while that the Kona electric vehicle will boast a driving range of 230+ miles.
Today, however, the South Korean carmaker announced official figures of 258 miles (415 km).
That puts the all-electric 2019 Hyundai Kona way ahead of the competition in the compact EV segment (Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf and BMW i3).
The 258-mile Hyundai Kona range even beats the base model of the Tesla model 3 with around 215 miles!
- City range – 284.1 miles
- Highway range – 226.0 miles
- Combined range – 258 miles (voluntarily lowered from 263 miles)
Exterior color options
Unlike many electric cars in the segment, the Kona EV offers a wide variety of exterior color options. Here are 5 standard paint shades:
- Phantom Black
- Chalk White
- Pulse Red
- Ceramic Blue
- Galactic Gray
On top of that, models equipped without a sun-roof also offer a choice of color-contrasting white color scheme (black, gray and white exterior color choices only) for a distinctive appearance.
The new Kona EV 2019 (model year) rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and 215/55R17 tires.