Plenty of safety tech onboard
The range of safety systems, called Hyundai Smart Sense, is quite long and includes Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Parking Distance Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and more.
Inside, the main difference between the Kona Electric and its petrol-powered siblings is the adoption of a taller center console that hosts the model-specific shift-by-wire controls. The infotainment system gets an eight-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Cars without a sunroof also get a contrasting white roof.
The first examples of the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will arrive in the US in the fourth quarter of 2018, with initial availability in California.