Kona Electric, Hyundai Motor Company’s globally rewarded full electric compact SUV, has surpassed the 100,000 global sales milestone.Cumulative sales of KONA Electric reached 103,719 units as of June 30—just over two years since its launch in March 2018. Sales outside of its home market Korea accounted for more than three quarters of the total.
KONA Electric has been widely lauded for its class-leading driving range, fast-charging capability, safety and convenience features. In early 2020 U.S. News & World Report named it the Best Electric Vehicle. In 2019, WardsAuto included KONA Electric on its 10 best engines list. In 2018, Auto Express named it the Affordable Electric Car of the Year. The EV also played a role in the KONA nameplate winning Spanish newspaper ABC’s Best Car of the Year award. It also won the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Building on KONA Electric’s successful legacy, Hyundai Motor Company is focused on making zero-emissions mobility a reality, making it a significant part of its long-term strategy. By 2025, the company aims to sell 560,000 battery electric vehicles in addition to FCEV models.
Pointers on the Hyundai KONA Electric
Sub-compact electric SUV segment-leading range of up to 484km
Bold, fresh design elements with extroverted color options
Signature LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights
High-efficiency 204 PS (150 kW) or 136 PS (100 kW) electric motor powertrain
High-voltage 64 kWh or 39 kWh lithium-ion battery
Standard floating touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ capability
Hyundai Smart Sense (HSS):
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
High Beam Assist
Premium technology availability:
8-inch navigation system
Shift-by-wire center console drive controls with additional lower storage
Next-generation Blue Link® connected car system
Head-up display (with active pop-up display screen)
Qi wireless-device charging