Hyundai Lafesta EV quietly presented in ChinaDecember 4, 2019
While the automotive world focused on the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai quietly unveiled the Lafesta EV in China.
The Lafesta EV, which should be launched early next year, gets a design called “sensual sportiness,” which differs significantly from the standard model. The most obvious changes are ahead, as the model is equipped with a new front panel without a radiator grille with the Hyundai logo, which is framed by chrome trim and LED headlights. Below are new fog lights, vertical air intakes and a unique bumper.
Style changes continue in the aerodynamic rear bumper with a thin reflector that covers almost the entire width of the car. Since the model is electric, the dual exhaust system has been replaced by a diffuser. The car also received original wheels and a revised color palette, which includes an EV-specific shade called Shooting Star.
While the external changes are quite extensive, the interior is largely carried over from the previous model. As a result, drivers sit behind the wheel of a D-shape and look at the 7-inch digital display of the instrument cluster. To their right is a 10.25-inch infotainment system with special navigation that shows nearby charging stations.
Other noteworthy features include a wireless smartphone charger, black trim and an electric gear selector. More interestingly, Lafesta has a voice recognition system that allows owners to control various functions, including a panoramic sunroof and power windows.
Speaking of technology, Lafesta has an assortment of driver assistance systems, including blind collision avoidance assistant, forward collision avoidance assistant, safe exit warning and collision avoidance assistance for rear cross traffic. The model also has an alarm and six airbags.
Hyundai said nothing about the technical specifications, but confirmed that the car has a 56.5 kWh battery that powers a 201 hp electric motor. and 310 Nm of torque. This allows the car to drive about 490 km without recharging, according to local estimates.
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