Hyundai has another compromise electric car

Hyundai has another compromise electric car

November 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Chinese Misrta sedan can travel up to 184 kilometers on a single charge

The Korean brand Hyundai unveiled the second generation of the Mistra sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show. In addition to petrol versions, the car also has a purely electric modification.

The Mistra is midway between the Elantra and Sonata sedans. From the point of view of the chassis, the car is closer to the older Sonata, but in terms of equipment, trim and engine range it differs little from the Elanta. The car is produced only in China, and its closest relative can be called the Kia K4, which is also made in China.

So, in the new generation, the car has a version with an 184-horsepower electric motor and a 56.5 kilowatt-hour battery. Only front-wheel drive, the power reserve is 520 kilometers according to the laxest NEDC test cycle.

Apparently, the electric power plant has a lot in common with the engine and battery of the Hyundai Kona Electric crossover. It is all the more interesting that stylistically the new Mistra looks like a dorestyling electric “Kona”, the replacement of which has already been declassified.

Now the concern is preparing a new e-GMT platform, on which already uncompromising electric vehicles, including sedans, will be produced. The Mistra EV appears to be a temporary solution designed to quickly meet the growing demand for electric vehicles in China.