While the previous model had a grille in front to hide the charging port, the new model has a clean front end, unlike the aforementioned port.
Hyundai has eliminated cladding around the rear wheels, giving the Kona a simpler, smoother design.
It also got new alloy wheels, improved for airflow, as well as newly designed headlights and LED taillights.
The interior is getting an even more dramatic transformation, with the previous center touch screen and 7-inch dashboard being replaced by a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen that Offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It also has a cleaner finish around the dashboard, along with wireless charging in the central storage compartment.
Buyers will have the option to get Hyundai’s BlueLink system, which allows you to control your vehicle with a smartphone, and get basic information about range, charging times and locations of charging stations.
The Kona also got a new acoustic windshield, along with additional insulation around the dashboard and in the cargo hold, which should make the quiet interior much quieter.
The Kona still carries a single 201-horsepower electric motor that generates 291 pounds of torque and a 64-kW battery that offers the same 258 miles range as before, and similar charging times.
Using the Level 3 charger, Hyundai offers a 10 to 80 percent charge time within 47 minutes, and Level 2 chargers take 9 hours and 15 minutes to fully charge.
The performance should be roughly the same, with an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h in approximately 6.4 seconds.
The car will arrive in South Korea first, but it should arrive in the US sometime this spring.
Prices start at just under $ 40,000 before the discounts, making it slightly more expensive than last year’s model.