Hyundai Kona Electric Facelifted For The 2021 Model Year

Shortly after the Hyundai Kona family was updated for the 2021 model year, the Kona Electric has also been freshened up.

The car manufacturer launched the Kona Electric back in 2018 and in that time, over 120,000 units have been sold globally. Visual updates made to the 2021 model mimic those of other 2021 Kona models.

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With this in mind, the front end has been tweaked with new headlights and LED daytime running lights. The grille has also been altered and the front sports an asymmetric charging port. Other updates made include satin accent bars in the lower section of the front bumper, new taillights, and an updated rear bumper. The new bodywork means the 2021 Kona Electric is 40 mm longer than the outgoing version.

Powering the crossover is a 64 kWh battery pack coupled to a single electric motor delivering 201 hp and 291 lb-ft (395 Nm) of torque and offering up a respectable range of 300 miles (484 km) on the WLTP cycle. When connected to a 50 kW charger, the Kona’s battery can be charged from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in 64 minutes. This time drops to 47 minutes with a 100 kW charger. Customers can also opt a 10.5 kW three-phase onboard charger. The Kona Electric also includes a Smart Adjustable Regenerative Braking system.

Updates have also been made to the vehicle’s interior and include a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment display. There’s also a new ambient lighting system.

All 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric models come with a comprehensive suite of Hyundai SmartSense safety features that includes Blind-Sport Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Safe Exit Warning, Rear Seat Alert, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning, and Driver Attention Warning.

The updated Hyundai Kona Electric will arrive in select markets next year. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

Updated: November 11, 2020 — 4:02 am

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