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Hyundai is the first to offer a compact SUV with electric drive

Hyundai Motor introduces the brand-new Kona Electric offering the first compact SUV with electric drive. The new model combines the two most dynamically growing automotive trends: SUV and electrification. The offer of ecological cars Hyundai is expanding with the longest range in its class and two versions of the powertrain.

Hyundai Motor published a photo of his first SUV with pure electric drive before his official revelation on February 27. The brand new model of Kona Electric strengthens the company's leadership in the green car segment. Hyundai Motor will be the first automotive brand in Europe to offer a compact SUV with electric drive to all customers. The new electric car will be launched in the summer of 2018.

Economy and driving pleasure

The brand new model of Kona Electric will offer customers two different powertrain variants that will be among the most powerful electric drives on the market. The range of nearly 470 kilometers (internal target according to the WLTP methodology) will be the longest in its class. The new model will give drivers a driving pleasure and will not miss a wide range of comfort features, connectivity features, active safety features, and assistive systems.

Hyundai combines the two hottest trends in the automotive market with this model
The brand new Kona Electric model allows customers to combine two worlds - environmental mobility and SUV style . Hyundai Motor will be the first automaker in Europe to launch this car, combining the hottest trends in the automotive industry.

Hyundai is already offering the widest range of powertrains in the field of environmental mobility. He launched the first large-volume fuel cell vehicle based on the ix35 model and recently introduced his successor, the brand-new Nexo. The customer-friendly IONIQ is the only car offered with three different electrified drives in one body variant. Hyundai IONIQ Electric also ranked first in the prestigious ADAC EcoTest 2017 rating.

More detailed information will be released on February 27 before the world premiere of the new model at the Geneva Motor Show 2018.


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