Hyundai has officially launched the Kona hybrid in Europe. The SUV is one of the company’s proud products that has won several awards and is now being offered as a hybrid in the Dutch capital. The compact crossover SUV perfectly aligns with the expectations of its Europen customers as it has been provided with eco-mobility design.
The Hyundai Kona Hybrid also features a full hybrid powertrain and a range of improvised technology touch-ups that include Bluelink connectivity SmartSense active safety and driving assistance systems. The hybrid SUV is also equipped with smart features like a state-of-the-art infotainment system.
About the launch of the Kona hybrid, the Vice President of the Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe HQ, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann said, “Hyundai already offers the widest range of powertrains, and with the launch of the All-New Kona Hybrid we are offering our European customers even more choice when it comes to eco-friendly SUV models. In addition to its stylish design and efficient hybrid powertrain, customers can now also enjoy cutting-edge connectivity features.”
The new variant of the Hyundai Kona was succeeded by the previously launched product IONIQ. The hybrid has joined the prestigious Hyundai Kona family and the eco-mobility range. The Kona hybrid is packed with the Kappa 1.6-litre GDI, a direct-injection petrol four-cylinder engine providing a maximum power of 105HP and 147Nm of peak torque. The SUV’s permanent magnet synchronous electric motor generates a power of 43HP and a peak torque of 170Nm.
The all-new Hyundai Kona Hybrid draws its power from the 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and delivers excellent performance during charge and discharge. It is also optimised to provide output from the high voltage battery to allow a rapid regeneration.
In total, the petrol engine and the electric motor generate power of 141HP and a peak torque of 265Nm, because of which the hybrid gives a dynamic driving experience. Some additional features of the hybrid include ECO-Driving Assist System, Coasting Guide and Predictive Energy Management. As of now, Hyundai has no plans to launch the Kona Hybrid in the Indian market.