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 EVs annually by 2025, leveraging KONA Electric’s global success
KONA Electric, Hyundai Motor Company’s globally loved 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 SUV segment-leading 250-mile estimated range
Bold, fresh design elements with extroverted color options
Signature LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights
High-efficiency 201 horsepower (150 kW), 291 lb.-ft. electric motor powertrain
High-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery
Standard floating touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ capability
Hyundai Smart Sense (HSS):
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
High Beam Assist
Premium technology availability:
8-inch navigation system
Shift-by-wire center console drive controls with additional lower storage
Next-generation Blue Link® connected car system
Heads-up display (with active pop-up display screen)
Qi wireless-device charging