In an attempt to reinvent the notion of utility, the Kona Electric—Canada’s first ever electric sub-compact SUV—has done nothing but subvert expectations and break new ground. Starting at only $44,999, you can experience the forward-thinking performance and efficiency that made the Kona Electric the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year! Learn more with the Hyundai Experts at Edmonton’s Go Hyundai!
The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric combines a compact yet avant-garde style with some of the most innovative electric vehicle performance ever seen! Thanks to its powerful battery and all-electric powertrain, the Kona Electric rockets forward—going from 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.6 seconds. Instantaneous torque isn’t the only benefit provided by the Kona Electric’s compact engine, as a single charge can provide a range of up to 415 kilometres. Wheel-mounted paddles provide (literally) hands-on access to this sub-compact SUV’s regenerative braking system, giving the driver the ability to increase or decrease energy recuperation for a more efficient or natural drive. The Kona Electric’s quickness doesn’t stop when it’s in park, either; a front grille charging port provides easy access to charge your Hyundai when you’re on the go, while Level 3 (100 kW) charging stations are capable of charging your Kona up to 80% in under an hour. The standard Drive Mode Select found on the Kona Electric adjusts steering feel and powertrain response, with choices ranging from COMFORT to ECO, ECO+, and Sport, providing customizable performance that can take you from an easy cruise to a more thrilling driving experience. Add in Hyundai’s Battery Temperature Management System, which helps keep the optimal battery temperature during our cold Canadian winters, and it’s no wonder the 2019 Kona Electric has award-winning utility.
Thanks to the innovative shape of the Kona Electric’s battery, Hyundai was able to create a sub-compact SUV that didn’t skimp on space. 60/40 split-folding rear seats add to the Kona’s versatile cargo carrying capability. Of course, Hyundai SUVs don’t eschew comfort and technology for the sake of utility, and the Kona Electric is well stocked with all three. A 7.0” Bluetooth®-equipped touch-screen audio system with a back-up camera comes standard, alongside heated front seats and a heated steering wheel; or, upgrade to the 8.0” touch-screen with Navigation, and add in ventilated front seats to keep you cool when the weather heats up.
The 2019 Kona Electric’s performance isn’t the only progressive aspect of this impressive sub-compact SUV, thanks to its unique and stylish exterior. Purposefully sculpted lines create an athletic look, while a wholly unique grille sets it apart from its peers. Thanks to its all-electric powertrain, there’s no need for cooling airflow—leading to a closed-off front grille, accenting the Kona Electric’s singular appearance. That appearance is offset by standard (and stylish) 17” alloy wheels, LED tail lights, and a rear spoiler. The Kona Electric still rides tall, and offers more traditional utility features such as standard roof rack side rails, for extra cargo capacity.
The award-winning 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric offers performance thrills, original and modern style, and all the capability you expect from Canada’s first sub-compact electric SUV, making it a fitting addition to Hyundai’s impressive lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles. Fill out the form below to test drive the Kona Electric, or you can give us a call to learn more. With two dealerships, both serving Edmonton and surrounding areas and featuring full service and accessory departments, you’re in good hands with the Hyundai Experts at Go Hyundai!