Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift Unveiled
For foreign markets, the Hyundai Kona Electric face-lift is unveiled and has received a revamped look and technical improvements from the petroleum-motor Kona by 2021.
The most drastic change on the design front is the removal of the grille panel and the EV adopts a smooth front which distinguishes clearly from the ordinary Kona.
The new narrow LED lighting and revised headlights are transmitted, along with a wall-mounted body plunge and an aerodynamic upgrade of the lower air inlets. The rear end of the car was completely untapped, but slightly formed lights help to separate it from the old car.
The digital dial display is now normal at Kona Electric. A recent update also offered the option to upgrade from the traditional 8.0-inch to a 10.25-inch tactile infotainment device. Furthermore, heated seats and a new USB port are now available for rear passengers.
Improvements to Hyundai’s Bluelink networking service include voice control to enjoy off-peak energy prices, remote charging to preheat the car if it is connected.
By 2021 the emergency services will be alerted to new security features including blindspot assistance, rear transit help, secure escape alarm, and eCall.
The Kona Electric will proceed mechanically to provide a battery of 39.2kWh with a 136Hp engine with km or a battery of 64kWh. A 204Hp motor with a range of km will also be offered.
If Hyundai Kona Electric facelift will arrive on our market or not, Hyundai did not confirm it. While last year in India the car manufacturer started the Kona Electric for the basic model with prices now starting at Rs 23.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In India, the 39kWh battery pack is available, powered by an electric 136hp engine. The range for this setup is 452 km approved by ARAI. To see how the EV operates on Indian roads, you can read our Hyundai Kona Road Test.