BERLIN -- Hyundai’s first-generation full-electric Kona has exceeded expectations. Last year the small SUV was the No. 9-selling EV in Europe.
Based on that performance, the Korean automaker has set its sights even higher for the second-generation model that arrives later this year.
Hyundai Europe CEO Michael Cole said he expects the electric Kona to account for 60 percent of sales for the model line, which will include combustion-powered and full-hybrid variants.
That would be up from sharply from the current electric Kona, which accounted for roughly 40 percent of the model line’s sales in 2022, according to figures from market researcher Dataforce.