The Hyundai-Kia group is apparently delivering another electric vehicle to the market in 2018, dubbed the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV.
A large amount of recent announcements have come pouring out of the Hyundai-Kia Group recently. A number of vehicles have been debuted or announced by the group, including the Hyundai IONIQ Electric, the Kia Niro EV, the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid, the Kia Stonic EV, and the Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid. Add to that list the new Hyundai Kona Electric.
The new Hyundai Kona Electric is an electric SUV, as are most of the other vehicles planned for 2018 with the exception of the IONIQ. Auto Bild recently spilled some details about the Hyundai Kona, such as the fact that it will reportedly arrive Fall 2018. Furthermore, the vehicle will be powered by an 50 KWh battery, meaning it is capable around 217 miles on a single charge. The starting price point for the Kona is about 39,000 dollars.
There’s a current lack of affordable long-range electric vehicles on the market. Though as the technology continues to improve, the prices will no doubt come down. Hyundai-Kia, Renault-Nissan and to some extent Tesla are all dueling to see who can capitalize on the affordable long-range vehicle market.
It’s still unknown whether or not the majority of Hyundai-Kia’s vehicles will still be compliance cars, or if they will only have limited availability around the world. Whatever ends up happening with them, it’s an exciting development that shows just how much the electric vehicle market has exploded over the past few years.