Hyundai Kona Electric crossover teased before Geneva auto show reveal

Teaser image for Hyundai Kona Electric to be introduced at 2018 Geneva auto show

Teaser image for Hyundai Kona Electric to be introduced at 2018 Geneva auto show

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The lack of plug-in electric crossover utility vehicles with all-wheel drive is a growing and obvious gap in the market.

And where there’s a gap, aggressive South Korean carmaker Hyundai may try to fill it.

The company has now issued a teaser photo of the Hyundai Kona Electric small SUV it plans to unveil on February 27 before next month’s Geneva auto show.

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While the teaser image shows very little detail, we’d expect the electric Kona to share the same shape and bodywork as the conventional gasoline model.

But there will likely a few key differences, probably including a solid panel to replace the grille, as on the Ioniq Electric compared to that car’s hybrid and plug-in variants.

We’d also expect some blue trim accents to underscore its all-electric powertrain with zero tailpipe emissions.