Hyundai’s Kona Electric compact SUV launched in US Market
South Korean automaker Hyundai introduced its Kona Electric crossover at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday. The all-electric compact SUV (or CUV) was previously unveiled by Hyundai in Europe in February 2018.
While launching the Kona Electric CUV in the US, Hyundai shared some important details about the availability of the vehicle across the North American market. Hyundai said that the new electric vehicle will be available in the US market in the October-December quarter of 2018. However, the price of the vehicle has not yet been officially confirmed by the automaker.
According to Hyundai, the US availability of Kona Electric will initially be focused on the ZEV states. The vehicle will first be made available for purchase in California, followed by “the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions” of the US.
The launch of Hyundai Kona Electric in the US was also accompanied by a disclosure by the company that estimated range of the new electric vehicle will be ‘250 miles’ on a single charge. The mentioned range of the Kona Electric is a fairly good EPA-rated range for a compact SUV.
About the new Kona Electric crossover, Mike O’Brien -- Hyundai Motor America’s VP of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning -- at the vehicle’s US launch event that the new all-electric crossover from Hyundai is “a stylish and efficient compact CUV” which will definitely “set new standards for the electric-propelled compact CUV segment.”
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