It appears that Hyundai will be the next brand to join the 200-mile club. The Korean carmaker has announced the starting price for its 2019 Kona Electric crossover. The base model will start at $37,495 including delivery. Pricing for other Kona Electric trims are to be announced shortly.
A single electric motor powers the Kona Electric’s front wheels, delivering 201 horsepower and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) of torque. The Kona boasts a 0-100 km/h speed of about 7.5 seconds. It sports a 64 kWh battery pack and an EPA-estimated range of 258 miles.
Hyundai is building the Kona Electric on an all-new CUV platform in Ulsan, South Korea. It plans to bring its new EV to market in California early in 2019.
“Our new Kona Electric crossover is an exceptionally affordable, stylish and efficient compact electric CUV,” said Hyundai Motor America VP Mike O’Brien. “We’re confident it will set new standards for the segment, with outstanding value, range flexibility, cutting-edge connectivity and class-leading available safety features.”