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Geneva LIVE: Hyundai Kona Electric

by Justin King

The Euro-spec EV will be available with two different powertrains and a range of nearly 300 miles.

Hyundai has introduced its all-new Kona Electric at the Geneva Auto Show.

The subcompact EV will be available with two different powertrain options with a maximum output of 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque, achieving acceleration of 7.6 seconds from zero to 62 mph.

A 39.2-kilowatt-hour battery pack is claimed to offer 186 miles of electric range, according to the WLTP cycle, while the long-range 64-kWh variant boasts 292 miles on a single charge.

Aside from its all-electric drive system, the Kona Electric is distinguished by a few unique exterior design cues including a closed grille. On the inside, paddles behind the steering wheel adjust the regenerative braking settings.

Hyundai has not announced plans to bring the Kona Electric to US showrooms.

Live photography by Ronan Glon.