03.04.2020 Press information

The Kona Electric: Design

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Kona Electric is the latest model in Hyundai’s product line-up to feature the SUV family appearance, while enhancing its progressive character in the subcompact SUV segment.

With this electric SUV, Hyundai is taking the next major step towards making advanced technology and modern design accessible to everyone.

Exterior design

Like the combustion engine versions of the Kona, the Kona Electric is characterised by its distinctive high-contrast bumper cladding and the muscular surfaces atop a wide, stable stance. At the front, unique design elements for the electric model include the closed grille incorporating the charge point, and a redesigned front bumper with active air flaps that enhance the aerodynamics. It also features a signature silver garnish connecting the high-level daytime running lights.

At the rear of Kona Electric, the bumper has been reshaped for improved airflow, and the indicator and fog light units have also been redesigned, carrying over the sophisticated theme from the front. The rear spoiler also features an integrated LED brake light. From the side, its dedicated 17-inch alloy wheels, lower side skirt and wheel arch claddings are further clear differentiators from the internal combustion engine versions of Kona.

The profile of Kona Electric reflects an eye-catching and agile character. The sleek profile with short rear overhangs and wing-type bumpers underline the forward motion of the car. The roof rack enhances the sleek roof line and supports the active lifestyle of customers, for example by mounting a roof carrier.

With the width of 1,800 mm and low stance of 1,570 mm (+20 mm compared with the regular Kona), the Kona Electric has a bold appearance on the road, further enhanced by the 17-inch alloy wheels. The car’s stance is further supported by its length of 4,180 mm (+15 mm compared with the regular Kona) and a wheelbase of 2,600 mm.

The Kona Electric offers a wide variety of individual colour choices to match the customer’s style. Six exterior colour choices include metallic hues of Galactic Grey, Tangerine Comet and Acid Yellow, or pearl finish colours of Ceramic Blue, Pulse Red and Chalk White. Galactic Grey is available at no additional cost, while other exterior colours are a cost option.

Interior design

For the interior colour scheme, seats are available, cloth in SE and Premium or in full leather on the Premium SE.

The prominent centre console in the Kona Electric combines all the buttons to facilitate intuitive operation of the car, including the shift-by-wire module. An extra storage space for personal items can be found underneath the centre console.

The high-resolution 7-inch supervision cluster displays the different gauges, such as the speedometer, battery charge level, energy flow and driving mode. Depending on the selected drive mode, background colour and gauges are adapted to always provide the most important and useful information.

In addition, the combined head-up display (HUD) projects the relevant driving information directly in the driver’s line-of-sight. This allows faster processing of information while keeping attention on the road ahead. With a projected image size of eight inches at two metres distance and a luminance of more than 10,000 candela per square metre, the new head-up display guarantees optimal visibility in different light conditions. The angle and height of the head-up display can be adjusted to ensure ideal visibility for individual needs.

Once activated via the button beside the steering wheel, the HUD deploys vertically. It disappears into the dashboard when not in use. While driving, the HUD display supports safe driving by displaying information, such as speed, navigation commands and the fuel level as well as safety-related warnings from assistance systems, such as the Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition (AEB), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Blind Spot Detection (BSD). Information about the audio mode and radio are also projected.

The Kona Electric offers several features for maximum on-board comfort, such as the power front seats with eight-way electric adjustment for optimal seating positions for each front passenger. The driver benefits from an additional two-way electric lumbar support system, which is fitted as standard. Furthermore, the front seats can be equipped with a three-step ventilation and three-step heating system for a more comfortable drive in different weather conditions. Another convenience feature for cold weather conditions is the optional heated steering wheel.

The Kona electric is equipped with a spacious boot, which offers luggage capacity from 332 litres (VDA) up to a maximum 1,114 litres (VDA), making it suitable for everyday needs.

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