Hyundai Leverages 20% EV Sales With New Design Approach
With the dramatic rise in car prices over the last decade — and especially since the pandemic and supply chain disruptions – for many car buyers, breathtaking innovations and eye-popping luxury take second place to value, reliability and convenience.
The newly refreshed 2024 Hyundai Kona, is an unassuming but immensely gratifying compact SUV that has sold well in the US since the 2018 intro.
In a strategic move bolstered by Hyundai reporting astounding 20% overall EV sales, this modest but well equipped crossover, is designed for electric powertrains but accommodates gas engine options.
With a new EV later this year, the Kona intros with a modest but efficient 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 147 horsepower Atkinson engine and a more energized sporty N-Line 1.6 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder delivering 190 horsepower.
Noteworthy for extra space and impressive tech, the new Kona is about 5 inches longer and a bit wider. The clean wide open EV oriented design also contributes to an expansive feel.
While new Kona models start as low as $24K… and $30K for the performance boosted N-Line… between tech and trim upgrades and dealer pricing volatility, expect to pay more.