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Hyundai teases all-electric Kona SUV

Preview renders of the Kona Electric

New Kona Electric will have two powertrain versions and a single-charge range of up to 470 km

Hyundai Motor has released a first teaser image of its first fully-electric SUV ahead of the official unveiling, on February 27. The car’s world premiere will be at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Hyundai Motor says it will be the first automotive brand across Europe to make an all-electric compact SUV available to everyone, coming to the market in summer 2018.

The All-New Kona Electric will feature two different powertrain versions offering customers one of the most powerful electric engines on the market with a class leading range of almost 470 kilometres (internal target under WLTP regulations). Furthermore, drivers will benefit from connectivity features as well as active safety and driving assistance technologies.

The All-New Kona Electric enables customers to combine the two worlds of eco-mobility and SUV style. However, beyond these headlines and the opaque Tron-eque rendering above, not much else was stated. More details should be available shortly before its big reveal in late February.

Hyundai Motor is already offering a broad range of powertrains. Hyundai marketed the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle, the ix35, and recently introduced its successor, the All-New Nexo. Furthermore, the IONIQ is the only car available with three different electrified powertrains in one body type, Hyundai said.

Source: Hyundai


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