2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

2024 Hyundai Kona [US]

Hyundai revealed the all-new 2024 Kona Electric, Limited, and N Line models in its North American debut at the 2023 New York International Auto Show. The all-new Kona is positioned as an upscaled multiplayer in the small SUV segment, led by an all-electric variant that offers advanced safety, convenience, and outstanding electric range of 260 miles based on preliminary Hyundai internal estimates.

The second-generation Kona offers one of the most comprehensive product packages in the small SUV segment, including the widest range of powertrains. Customers can choose from electric and internal combustion powertrains, including a sporty N Line version. The all-new 2024 Kona will arrive at U.S. dealers this summer, and the Kona Electric will be available late fall.

In an unconventional move, Hyundai developed the new Kona platform with an electrified powertrain first, in line with the company's accelerated electrification strategy announcement that will bring 11 new Hyundai EVs to market globally by 2030.

"The all-new Kona and Kona Electric continue to build upon our extremely successful first-generation model, with outstanding efficiency, innovative technologies, distinctive styling, and comprehensive safety features," said José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America. "The new Kona Electric represents the next step forward in eco-friendly mobility solutions, a key model in Hyundai's rapid transition to clean mobility and progress for humanity."

EV-driven Exterior Design

For the 2024 Kona, Hyundai transitioned from a conventional ICE-to-EV platform development process and followed an EV-to-ICE development process, resulting in a futuristic, EV-centric exterior that accentuates the Kona's unique look with an unexpected combination of sleek and rugged design.

With a drag coefficient of just 0.27, the new Hyundai Kona Electric excels at aerodynamic performance without sacrificing style. Between the aerodynamic nose and rear liftgate, sculpted wheel arch armor and parametric surfaces add character to pure volume, with dynamic chrome lines connecting the belt line to the rear spoiler and integrated center high-mounted stop lamp. On the Electric variant, a Pixelated Seamless Horizon Lamp and Pixel graphics add a unique flourish. In addition, available vivid exterior colors further emphasize Kona's iconic design, taking inspiration from the diverse lifestyles of a broad spectrum of customers.

Roomier and More Versatile Interior

Based on the model's upscaled dimensions and EV-derived universal architecture, Hyundai designed a larger interior 'living space' to embrace a wider range of customer lifestyles. The driver-centric front row is accentuated by a floating horizontal C-Pad with integrated, dual 12.3-inch panoramic display screens that affirm Kona's high-tech character.

As part of Hyundai Kona's new ergonomic layout, the shift-by-wire gear selector has been relocated from the center console to a stalk behind the steering wheel, allowing more storage in the open console area. The layout emphasizes Kona's larger, wider interior, providing a versatile and comfortable space for driver and passengers. This impression is further reinforced by the relocation of driver controls around the steering wheel, allowing a multi-use center console storage area with a rotational cupholder design. Ambient interior lighting options are also available that correspond to drive modes, acceleration, or to suit the mood of the driver. The front seats are 30 percent slimmer to maximize rear passenger legroom and the second row Curveless Bench Seat also enhances available space. Even more, a two-stage latching system allows rear seat reclining.

EV-Specific Features

In addition to the Pixelated Seamless Horizon Lamp and Pixel graphics, Hyundai Kona Electric offers even more features for an improved customer experience. Available battery preconditioning ensures secure charging and power performance in colder ambient temperatures. A new charging port door lamp helps ensure visibility at night.

Hyundai Kona Electric also comes with distinctive elements, including forward "frunk" storage, active grille shutters, exterior Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability, i-PEDAL driving mode, and Smart Regenerative System that adjusts regeneration according to real-time traffic conditions.

With a bi-directional onboard charger, the Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function can power devices or charge electrical equipment, such as electric bicycles, scooters, camping equipment, or even power necessities during a power outage. From the front charging port, devices and appliances can be plugged in using an available V2L adapter to use battery power when the car is parked.

Connectivity with Over-the-Air Updates

The all-new Kona takes connectivity to the next level with Over-the-Air (OTA) technology for software updates, allowing car owners to save time by having their cars updated with the latest software, providing a convenient, upgradable experience. OTA software updates will allow the owner to improve their Kona's performance or experience new features using wireless communication. The Hyundai Kona can improve overall vehicle performance and functions by updating the firmware of the various control units. OTA software updates also can be used for maps and multimedia software.

For even more convenience, the 2024 Kona offers Digital Key 2 Touch, using near-field communication (NFC) on smart phones or smart watches, assuring an elevated level of security. The latest version of Hyundai Digital Key, Digital Key 2 Touch allows owners to leave their car key at home and use compatible smartphones to lock, unlock, and start their vehicle. Digital Key 2 Touch also allows secure sharing of keys with up to three persons and can be revoked at the owner's discretion.

SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance

The second-generation Kona is offered with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense ADAS features not available on many small segment SUVs, providing elevated levels of safety and convenience. Available Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) aids drivers in getting in and out of parking spaces remotely. A press of the smart key button can move the vehicle forward or backward out of various parking scenarios. Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM) can help when the driver makes a lane change by providing the driver with live video of the blind spot area in the instrument cluster.

Hyundai Kona also offers additional safety features, such as enhanced Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA), with junction turning support. It also offers Highway Driving Assist, which can help drivers maintain the vehicle in the center of the lane and at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

Enhanced Bluelink+ Features

All Bluelink+ services are offered complimentary with the purchase of a new Hyundai vehicle, the first year of ownership for certified pre-owned, and the first three months for used car owners. Key safety and maintenance features, previously included in the Connected Care Package, are now part of Bluelink+ Basic, which will be available for subsequent owners to connect with no associated fees. Essential key safety and maintenance features, such as Auto Collision Assistance, SOS Assistance, Remote Diagnostics, Maintenance Reminders, and over-the-air ECU Updates, are available with no trial period, and for the life of the supporting technology and 4G LTE network.

Hyundai Kona Electric models are also available with the latest version of Hyundai's connectivity technologies from Bluelink®. The Bluelink app displays the vehicle's range, battery state and charging times when plugged into public or private charging points. Customers can access an advanced battery management system to select charging times that best fit their schedules and budgets by making the most of off-peak electricity rates. Remote Profile Management stores select personalized driver preferences in the Bluelink cloud and can remotely update and push data back to the vehicle. Vehicle Status Notifications inform owners if the vehicle has its doors unlocked or windows open. Maintenance Alert Enhancement tracks maintenance intervals in the multimedia system, with ability to reset.

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