Despite recent recalls of Hyundai’s Kona electric vehicle (EV), the company has announced refreshed versions of the EV with new variants being added.
Tuesday, Hyundai shared a press release announcing a completely redesigned line of Kona EVs, along with new, electric SUV options available. The new line includes a refreshed version of the classic Kona EV, as well as a Turbo crossover SUV, and a more traditional N Line SUV.
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Hyundai North America’s Vice President of Product Planning and Mobility Strategy Olabisis Boyle said, “For 2022, Kona and Kona Electric have been freshly redesigned with new safety and convenience features that ensure they remain at the top of SUV buyer lists. Whether they desire the eco-focused Electric, Turbo or sporty new N Line version, we’re confident this new Kona will exceed the most demanding compact SUV buyer expectations.”
While the 2022 Kona line hasn’t yet been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the press release claims that the Kona EV powertrain offers a 258-mile range and includes Level 2 charging – allowing the EV to charge from 10%-100% in just over 9 hours.
In addition, the company has added a number of safety features to the 2022 Kona EV line. These include Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Hyundai’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), and a precursor to autonomous driving.
In any case, Hyundai’s new Kona line is looking pretty clean, and it’s exciting to see the company renewing the well-designed brand, especially given that the first Kona EV faced major quality control issues. No pricing was detailed for these new vehicles, yet.
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