The 48.4 kWh and 65.4 kWh battery packs are available for the subcompact crossover, which solely has front-wheel drive.
The 2024 Kona Electric has finally received its initial engine specs and equipment specifics from the manufacturer. Hyundai released a sneak peek at the 2024 Kona family’s striking design in December 2022, and in January 2023. The company released details on the subcompact crossover’s gasoline and hybrid engine specifications. Two battery packs—Standard and Long Range—are available for the second-generation Hyundai Kona Electric.
The 48.4 kWh battery pack in the Standard model enables a WLTP-estimated range of 342 kilometers/212 miles, while the 65.4 kWh battery in the Long Range model enables a WLTP-estimated range of 490 kilometers/304 miles.
Both models include an electric motor located up front with an output of 114.6 kW/ 154 hp for the Standard model and 160 kW/214 hp for the Long Range. The maximum torque in both cases is 188 pound-feet/255 newton-meters.
Hyundai claims that the larger battery can be charged from 0-80 % with the fast charger in around 41 minutes. Yet it fails to specify the highest charging speed that the 2024 Kona Electric may handle.
The press release also reveals that the electric crossover has battery preconditioning. This ensures safe charging and range performance over the winter. In addition, it incorporates a heated charging door that is operable in as little as -22° F/-30° C of heat.
Surround View Monitor, Bose Premium Sounds System, and Over-the-Air Remarkable Features of the New Hyundai Kona
The new i-Pedal driving mode, which enables one-pedal operation, and the Smart Regeneration System, which automatically modifies the degree of regenerative braking in response to input from forward traffic flow, are further EV-specific features.
The new Kona EV, according to Hyundai, is one of the biggest cars in the subcompact class. It measures 171.4 in (4,355 mm), 5.9 inches (150 millimeters) longer than its predecessor. According to reports, the interior is larger and broader as a result of the expanded dimensions. This is advantageous for both passengers and their belongings.
The floating horizontal C-Pad, which has two 12.3-inch panoramic display screens and a 12-inch head-up display built-in, as well as the steering wheel-centered placement of all driver controls, make it more high-tech.
Other features of the 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric include the Surround View Monitor, which shows footage of the surrounds of the car, the Bose Premium Sounds System, and Over-the-Air (OTA) upgrades. Later, information relevant to the US market, including range estimates from the EPA, will be available.