A press release from Hyundai USA has uncovered a brief look at its 2022 Kona Electric SUV, highlighting a slight redesign. As indicated by the automaker, these EVs will be accessible in the US sometime this spring.
The Kona Electric initially appeared in Korea and Europe in 2018, preceding showing up in the United States as the 2019 model. It was really the first Hyundai SUV accessible in the US with a completely electric powertrain.
It is additionally the primary EV to drive up to the base camp of Mt. Everest. It could be a moderately new EV, however, its global sales have almost doubled every year since its debut.
Redesigns to the Kona Electric exterior
One of the first changes to jump out at you on the new Kona Electric is the new front fascia. The previous dimpled grille has been supplanted with moderate, aerodynamic smoothness.
The silver trim has been supplanted by a noticeable horizontal character line, promptly the Hyundai badge. This sits the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).
Below that, the lower fender has been re-sculpted to be all the more aerodynamically functional and sporty. Moving around the vehicle, Hyundai’s 2022 Kona Electric sits upon another alloy wheel design, enhanced for airflow.
In the back, the bumper fascia has additionally seen an upgrade that, “carries the lower valance strake elements through to the rear of the vehicle.” Newly designed LED taillights are likewise present on the 2022 models.
What’s new inside the 2022 Kona Electric
There’s honestly very little to report inside the new Kona Electric contrasted with the 2021 model. Hyundai’s 2022 Kona Electric will see updates to its center-stack and center-cluster displays, offering 10.25″ screens in every region.
This is a major update from the 7″ center touchscreen and dashes display presently accessible on the 2021 model. Furthermore, the lower center console storage area presently incorporates wireless charging abilities.
Kona Electric performance for 2022
The powertrain for the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric will keep on using a 150 kW (201 HP) motor and a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. Because of Hyundai’s own testing, Kona Electric will accumulate an expected MPGe of 132 cities, 108 highways, and 120 consolidated.
That is an estimated range of 258 miles on a single charge as per Hyundai, not the EPA. Notwithstanding, these specs coordinate that of its 2021 archetype.
As indicated by the official statement by Hyundai USA, the upcoming EV can charge from 10 to 80 percent in around 47 minutes utilizing its level III SAE-Combo charging port. With Level II charging, it would juice be able to up from 10 to 100% in around nine hours and 15 minutes.
A battery warmer system will likewise come standard on the SEL Convenience models and up. That system helps exorbitantly long battery-charging intervals in cool temperatures and can limit battery-power losses.
Also, Hyundai’s smart sense technologies offer a range of new safety features taking all things together of its Kona Models.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
- Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop and go
- Highway Drive Assist (HDA)
- Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
Kona Electric owners can use the Blue Link App
With Hyundai’s application, proprietors of the 2022 Kona Electric will actually want to access real-time information from their EV. This gives drivers the freedom to perform specific commands, such as beginning the vehicle and locking doors.
Proprietors can likewise look for specific points of interest on the application, directions when they start their Kona. For proprietors who charge at home, the application offers the ability to effectively deal with their charging schedule.
While Kona Electric is associated at home, proprietors can utilize the application to play out the following:
- Start or stop charging
- Set-up charging schedule by day of the week and time
- Check current battery level with real-time electric and fuel range
- View plug status (in/out)
- Check Charge status
- View Time left until fully charged