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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric gets a US market version and we're excited

The battery electric version of Hyundai's newest little crossover is coming to the US market and should give the Bolt and Leaf a real run for their money.

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Kyle Hyatt

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The 2019 Hyundai Kona EV looks a little less rough-and-tumble than its ICE powered sibling.

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No transmission means no shifter and no shifter means more room for activities!

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The Hyundai Kona EV's drivetrain isn't going to blow anyone's mind but at 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque, it should still be fun.

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We're not in love with the Kona EV's front end and find the debossed pattern more than a little odd-looking.

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The plastic body cladding of the standard Kona is back on the EV and we're digging it.

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The charging port being right up front is exceedingly convenient. 

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The interior of the Kona is a decent place to be with adequate rear seat room, no worries about the battery pack encroaching.

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The rear cargo area is decent though not huge. Fold-down seats are a nice feature to have.

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The rear of the Kona EV is a little busy for our tastes but not bad-looking overall.

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With 250 miles of range offered as standard, you should be able to do some serious cruising before you have to hit a charger.

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