Expanded Powertrain Options: The 2024 Kona offers an extensive range of powertrains, including all-electric and internal combustion variants, catering to diverse driving preferences.
Impressive Electric Range: Kona Electric boasts a remarkable electric range of up to 260 miles, providing a practical solution for eco-conscious commuters.
Advanced Aerodynamics: With a low drag coefficient of 0.27, the Kona Electric excels in aerodynamic performance, optimizing efficiency without compromising style.
Spacious Interior: Thanks to its upscaled dimensions, the Kona offers a more extensive interior 'living space,' enhancing comfort for both driver and passengers.
Smart Regenerative System: The Kona Electric features a Smart Regenerative System that adjusts regenerative braking based on real-time traffic conditions, optimizing efficiency and responsiveness.
N Line Sporty Variant: The N Line model introduces sporty elements like body-color cladding, 19-inch N Line alloy wheels, and a dynamic rear spoiler for an athletic appearance.
Over-the-Air Updates: The 2024 Kona employs Over-the-Air (OTA) technology for wireless software updates, ensuring the vehicle remains up-to-date with the latest features and improvements.
Enhanced Safety Features: Hyundai SmartSense ADAS offers advanced safety features such as Forward Collision-avoidance Assist and Highway Driving Assist for elevated on-road security.
Comprehensive Connectivity: The Kona's infotainment system includes dual 12.3-inch panoramic displays and offers seamless integration, while multiple USB-C chargers and wireless device charging cater to tech-savvy users.
Bluelink+ Ownership Benefits: Bluelink+ services come standard, offering features like Auto Collision Assistance, Remote Diagnostics, and Maintenance Reminders for a comprehensive ownership experience.
Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2024 Kona Electric, Limited, and N Line models at the prestigious New York International Auto Show, marking their North American debut. In this bold move, Hyundai positions the new Kona as a premium player in the compact SUV category. Leading the pack is the all-electric variant, boasting not only exceptional safety and convenience features but also an impressive electric range estimated at 260 miles, as per Hyundai's internal assessments.
The second-generation Kona presents an array of powertrain options, making it one of the most versatile offerings in the compact SUV segment. Customers can select from electric and internal combustion powertrains, including a sporty N Line version. The 2024 Kona is set to grace U.S. dealerships in the upcoming summer, with the Kona Electric arriving later in the fall.
In a groundbreaking move, Hyundai designed the new Kona platform with an electrified powertrain as the primary focus. This aligns with Hyundai's commitment to expedited electrification, which will introduce 11 new Hyundai EVs to the global market by 2030.
The all-new Kona retains its iconic, rugged yet dynamic design, catering to active lifestyles across generations. It's not just about appearances; Hyundai has infused the Kona with cutting-edge technologies and convenience features that ensure a safe, connected, and comfortable driving experience. Among these enhancements are the dual 12.3-inch panoramic display screens, Digital Key 2 Touch, Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates, and Hyundai's next-generation infotainment system.
The Kona Electric, equipped with a 64.8-kWh battery, is poised to deliver an estimated 260 miles of range, according to Hyundai's preliminary internal testing. Remarkably, this battery system can recharge from 10 percent to 80 percent in approximately 43 minutes with available 400V fast-charging capability. For those opting for the standard battery, you can expect an estimated 197 miles of range, as per preliminary internal tests.
This new model showcases unique proportions, offering increased dimensions and interior volume. Compared to its predecessor, the Kona internal combustion version boasts a length of 171.3 inches (a 5.7-inch increase), a wheelbase of 104.7 inches (2.3 inches longer), and an overall width of 71.9 inches (a full inch wider).
Elevating Exterior Design for Electric Driving
The 2024 Kona marks a shift from conventional ICE-to-EV platform development to an EV-to-ICE approach. This results in a futuristic, EV-centric exterior that accentuates the Kona's distinctive style with a harmonious blend of sleek and rugged design elements.
Boasting an impressive drag coefficient of just 0.27, the new Kona Electric excels in aerodynamic performance while maintaining its stylish appeal. Sculpted wheel arch armor and parametric surfaces enhance its character, with dynamic chrome lines connecting the beltline to the rear spoiler and integrated center high-mounted stop lamp. The Electric variant adds a unique touch with a Pixelated Seamless Horizon Lamp and Pixel graphics. Additionally, a variety of vibrant exterior colors draw inspiration from diverse customer lifestyles, further accentuating the Kona's iconic design.
Spacious and Versatile Interior
The Kona's upscaled dimensions and EV-inspired universal architecture have led to a more spacious interior, offering a versatile 'living space' for a wide range of customer lifestyles. The driver-centric front row features a floating horizontal C-Pad housing dual 12.3-inch panoramic display screens that showcase the Kona's high-tech persona.
As part of the Kona's new ergonomic layout, the shift-by-wire gear selector has been cleverly relocated behind the steering wheel, optimizing storage in the open console area. This layout emphasizes the Kona's larger and wider interior, creating a flexible and comfortable space for both driver and passengers. Ambient interior lighting options, corresponding to drive modes and mood preferences, add to the overall experience. The front seats, now 30 percent slimmer, maximize rear passenger legroom, and a two-stage latching system allows for rear seat reclining.
The fully foldable second-row seat and rear compartment provide ample cargo space, offering 25.5 cubic feet with seatbacks up and an impressive 63.7 cubic feet with seatbacks folded down. Loading and accessing cargo are made easier with the Smart Power Tailgate, enhancing convenience for various purposes.
EV-Specific Features for Added Convenience
Kona Electric introduces a range of features to enhance the electric driving experience. Battery preconditioning ensures secure charging and optimal performance in colder ambient temperatures. A new charging port door lamp improves visibility during nighttime charging sessions.
Moreover, Kona Electric boasts unique elements, including forward "frunk" storage, active grille shutters, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability, i-PEDAL driving mode, and the Smart Regenerative System. With a bi-directional onboard charger, the V2L function can power devices or charge electrical equipment, providing flexibility during various scenarios.
The new i-PEDAL introduces a one-pedal driving mode, allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate, and stop using only the accelerator pedal when desired. The Smart Regenerative System automatically adjusts regenerative braking based on real-time traffic conditions, optimizing efficiency.
Efficient Internal Combustion Powertrains
Kona's powertrain options prioritize efficiency. The lineup includes two gasoline powertrains. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson engine, coupled with a Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), delivers an estimated 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque for maximum efficiency. The Atkinson cycle design further enhances efficiency, making it a standout choice.
For those seeking more power, the N Line and Limited trims offer a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder direct-injected, turbocharged engine generating an estimated 190 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine provides confident acceleration in urban driving conditions, with peak torque delivery from 1,700 to 4,500 rpm. The Kona 1.6L turbo engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, ensuring efficiency and smooth shifting.
Responsive Chassis Tuning for Varied Driving Conditions
The Kona was meticulously developed to offer enhanced driving dynamics and responsive performance, catering to urban and multi-surface driving scenarios. Its long wheelbase, short overhangs, and wide track provide exceptional agility in urban environments, alongside enhanced stability and ride comfort.
Chassis tuning varies depending on the powertrain. Internal combustion models feature a MacPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and a hollow stabilizer bar. AWD models incorporate a multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar, while FWD models utilize a refined torsion beam rear axle design. Kona Electric models feature a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension.
Meet the Kona N Line: A Sportier Variant
The N Line model stands out with body-color cladding, 19-inch N Line alloy wheels, N Line rear spoiler, dual-outlet exhaust tips, Bose premium audio, sport seating with red accents, aluminum sport pedals, N Line scuff plates, and black mirrors. Its aggressive front and rear fascia designs emphasize a lower stance for a sportier appearance.
Enhanced Connectivity with Over-the-Air Updates
The 2024 Kona raises the bar for connectivity with Over-the-Air (OTA) technology, streamlining software updates for car owners. This technology allows for hassle-free, wireless updates to enhance the vehicle's performance and introduce new features. The Kona can now be fine-tuned to perfection without a visit to the dealership. OTA software updates cover everything from vehicle performance to maps and multimedia software.
For added convenience, the Kona offers Digital Key 2 Touch, utilizing near-field communication (NFC) on smartphones or smartwatches for secure locking, unlocking, and starting of the vehicle. It even supports secure key sharing with up to three individuals, all controlled by the owner.
The new Kona features an advanced infotainment system with a sleek graphic user interface and seamless integration across vehicle displays. Dual 12.3-inch panoramic display screens create an immersive digital experience. Parking is made effortless with the Surround View Monitor (SVM), providing various driver-selectable viewpoints. LED headlamps ensure clear visibility.
An eight-speaker Bose Premium Sound System with a subwoofer promises an immersive audio experience. Multiple USB-C chargers, wireless device charging, and available Wi-Fi hotspot capability cater to the tech-savvy driver and passengers.
SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance
The second-generation Kona introduces a suite of Hyundai SmartSense ADAS features, elevating safety and convenience. Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) aids drivers in parking maneuvers remotely, providing enhanced convenience. The Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM) offers live video of the blind spot area in the instrument cluster, enhancing lane-change safety.
Kona also incorporates advanced safety features like Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA) with junction turning support and Highway Driving Assist for lane-centering and maintaining a safe following distance.
The Kona offers an array of available driving convenience functions, including Smart Cruise Control, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control with stop and go, Parking Distance Warning, and Remote Start.
Enhanced Bluelink+ Features for Comprehensive Ownership
All Bluelink+ services come complimentary with the purchase of a new Hyundai vehicle. Key safety and maintenance features are now part of Bluelink+ Basic, available for subsequent owners at no extra cost. Essential features like Auto Collision Assistance, SOS Assistance, Remote Diagnostics, Maintenance Reminders, and over-the-air ECU Updates are included with no trial period, ensuring peace of mind for the life of the technology and 4G LTE network support.
Kona Electric models also offer Hyundai's latest connectivity technologies from Bluelink®, allowing owners to monitor range, battery status, and charging times with ease. The advanced battery management system enables efficient charging schedules, and Remote Profile Management ensures personalized settings are always at your fingertips. Vehicle Status Notifications and Maintenance Alert Enhancement further enhance the ownership experience.