• Hyundai KONA Electric achieved the 100K milestone in just over two years since its launch
• KONA Electric’s class-leading driving range, fast-charging capability, safety and convenience features have led to sales success
and industry accolades
• Hyundai seeks to sell 560,000 BEVs annually by 2025, leveraging KONA Electric’s global success
SEOUL, July 16, 2020 – KONA Electric, Hyundai Motor Company’s globally rewarded full electric compact SUV, has surpassed the 100,000 global sales milestone. Cumulative sales of KONA Electric reached 103,719 units as of June 30—just over two years since its launch in March 2018. Sales outside of its home market Korea accounted for more than three quarters of the total.
KONA Electric has been widely lauded for its class-leading driving range, fast-charging capability, safety and convenience features.
In April 2020, the inaugural TopGear Electric Awards named the model the Best Small Family Car, based on its performance during a 24-hour, 1,600-km European road trip. The same year, U.S. News & World Report named it the Best Electric Vehicle. In 2019, WardsAuto included KONA Electric on its 10 best engines list. In 2018, Auto Express named it the Affordable Electric Car of the Year. The EV also played a role in the KONA nameplate winning Spanish newspaper ABC’s Best Car of the Year award. It also won the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.
Building on KONA Electric’s successful legacy, Hyundai Motor Company is focused on making zero-emissions mobility a reality, making it a significant part of its long-term strategy. By 2025, the company aims to sell 560,000 battery electric vehicles in addition to FCEV models.
About KONA Electric
• Compact electric CUV with generous 258-Mile EPA-estimated Range
• Bold, fresh design elements with extroverted color options
o Signature LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights
• High-efficiency 150 kW (201 horsepower), 291 lb.ft electric motor powertrain
• High-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery
• Standard floating touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ capability
• ACTIVE SAFETY
o Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
o Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
o High Beam Assist (on LED-headlight-equipped models)
o Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
o Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
• INFOTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY
o 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation display
o Standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
o Next-generation Blue Link® connected car system
o Heads-up display (with active pop-up display screen)
o Rain-sensing wipers
o Qi wireless-device charging
※ Editor’s note: The vehicle specifications and features in this press release are for the US market and may vary depending on country/region.
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About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company offers a range of world-class vehicles and mobility services in more than 200 countries. Hyundai Motor sold more than 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2019, and currently employs some 120,000 personnel worldwide. The company is enhancing its product lineup with vehicles designed to help usher in a more sustainable future, while offering innovative solutions to real-world mobility challenges. Through the process Hyundai aims to facilitate ‘Progress for Humanity’ with smart mobility solutions that vitalize connections between people and provide quality time to its customers.
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