Following it’s first reveal back in December, Hyundai has announced more specs and details about the upcoming new Kona.
“KONA Electric will play a major role alongside our IONIQ models in reinforcing Hyundai’s EV leadership. The new model builds on the great reputation of the first-generation KONA Electric and is designed and engineered to lead the competition with its many outstanding features,” said Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor Company.
For the 2024 model year, the Kona is now in it’s second generation, which brings a new design.
Chang added, “At Hyundai, we don’t see the EV revolution as just the latest trend. We believe it is a pivot point for not only the industry but also for society. Through the implementation of eco-friendly mobility solutions like our EVs, we hope to speed the transition to clean mobility and make progress for humanity.”
For the 2024 Kona, Hyundai will be offering a few different versions, including EV (standard or long range), hybrid electric (HEV) and internal combustion engine (ICE).
Hyundai said they actually said when designing the new Kona, they started with the all-electric version as the basis and then the ICE and Hybrid models.
The new Kona is slightly longer than its previous model at 4,355 mm in length, making it about 150mm longer.
The all-electric 2024 Kona will get up to 490 KM of range (based on European WLTP estimates) from the long range model and it’s 65.4 kWh battery. The model also gets 160 kW of power.
The standard range electric Kona has a 48.4 kWh battery and 114.6 kW of power.
For charging, the electric Kona has a 400V charging infrastructure and can fast charge from 10% to 80% in 41 mins.
Other features of the new Kona include dual 12.3 inch displays for the infotainment and driver display, Digital Key support, full Over-the-Air (OTA) updates, and Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC).
The Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) is the name for Hyundai’s new infotainment system software that will power both displays in the Kona.
There’s also an available eight-speaker Bose Premium Sound System with a subwoofer, two USB-C ports in the front and two in the rear.
For driver assistance tech, the new Kona comes with Smart Parking Assist, Blind-spot View Monitor, Forward Collision-avoidance Assist 2.0 (FCA 2.0), Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and High Beam Assist (HBA).
The Kona is also equipped with Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC), Lane Following Assist (LFA) and Highway Driving Assist (HDA).
The 2024 Hyundai Kona will go on sale later this year. Two of the three variants (the EV and gas models) of the new Kona will be sold in Canada and the US.
Canadian pricing of the 2024 Kona will be announced closer to launch.