Electrified Models from Hyundai
Recently Hyundai invited us to Nashville, Tennessee for a roundup of their latest electrified plug-ins. First up, the updated Kona Electric.
It’s front-wheel drive only, utilizing a 64-kilowatt hour battery for up to 258 miles of range. The electric motor pulls nicely: 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque.
Covering it all up is a mid-cycle refresh: new bumpers front and back, new lighting all around, and new wheels. The interior is enhanced by a 10-inch digital gauge cluster, more cargo volume and extra second row legroom.
Pricing on the 2022 Kona Electric starts around $35,000 and maxes out under $44,000, destination attached.
After a short jaunt in the Kona, we moved over to the Santa Fe and Tucson.
Both now offer a plug-in-hybrid powertrain: a 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder paired up with an electric motor fed by a 13.8-kilowatt hour battery. It’s good for a combined 260 horsepower, sent to the standard all-wheel drive system in either model.
The Santa Fe’s setup allows for 30 miles of pure-electric commuting, with the Tucson able to squeak out an additional three miles.
Both available in SEL and Limited trims, the Santa Fe PHEV’s prices range between $41,000 and $47,000. The Tucson PHEV will go a little softer on the wallet, ranging from $37,000 to $45,000.
With Hyundai’s plans to have 11 full EV’s by the year 2030, these electrified models feel like an appropriate step. We’ll be here to see what the brand has instore next.
And we’ll have more Quick Spins soon!