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New Hyundai Kona Electric facelift unveiled

Hyundai the South Korean manufacturer has globally unveiled the facelift of its five-door subcompact crossover SUV the Hyundai Kona electric. The Kona first made its debut in mid-2017 where the car was not electric, then in mid-2018 Kona got its first electric variant which was launched in its home country South Korea and was then rolled out worldwide. It was also the countries first electric vehicle that debut in July 2019.

New Hyundai Kona
Front 3 quarter view of the new Kona

Exterior

Dimension wise the Hyundai Kona remains the same as its predecessor with a slight length increase of 40mm which makes it in proportion to its Hybrid variant. For the styling, there are a few tweaks here and there which make it stand out from the others like a grille-less front with new sleeker LED DRLs, the newly designed bumper with tri-split LED headlamps, wide profound air vents at the bottom. The side profile remains untouched with the only change in the body-colored wheel cladding and for the rear end, the car gets slimmer and sleeker looking taillights.

New Hyundai Kona rear
New Hyundai Kona rear view

Interior

The new Kona comes with a 10.25-inch digital cluster behind the steering wheel with an equally sized touchscreen infotainment system that remains optional, however, the car still packs an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system if not opting for the optional. The infotainment system comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support and the addition of BlueLink car tech that lets you control some aspect of your car remotely by your smartphone. The new Kona will be coming in eight color variants to choose from with two new interior shade.

Hyundai Kona interior
New Hyundai Kona subtle looking interior

Safety features 

Hyundai Kona packs all the regular safety features with the addition of a blind-spot and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance system, safe exiting alert from both front and rear passenger, and a vehicle departure alert in the adaptive cruise control system.

Engine specifications

the engine specification remains the same as its predecessor with two battery options with the lower power battery of 39.2-kWh that is capable of producing 136bhp that has a WLTP cycle of 305kms and the bigger battery variant of 64-kWh that is capable of producing 204bhp that has a WLTP cycle of 484kms. Right now, the existing Kona in India comes in only one variant of low power i.e. the 39.2-kWh variant.

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