Electric Vehicle

Hyundai Showcases Lafesta EV

Hyundai recently unveiled its all-round new electrified vehicle lineup and technologies with the Lafesta EV at China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. The vehicle is an ecofriendly model of the China-specific sporty sedan, and specifically targets China’s competitive electrified vehicle market

The Lafesta EV, according to the company, harmonizes the four fundamental elements of vehicle design: proportion, architecture, styling and technology — while adding a sharp, agile and athletic appeal derived from the image of a shark.

With a maximum power of 150kW and maximum torque of 310 Nm, the vehicle is equipped with a 56.5kWh high-capacity All Electric Range lithium battery with a drive range of 490km on a single charge, designed to add thrill and excitement to driving. It also comes with a panoramic sunroof that can be voice-controlled.

Safety features include a set of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), such as Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Safe Exit Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) as well as 6airbags, burglar alarm and others.

In terms of interior design and features, the Lafesta EV is fitted with a 7-inch color Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) cluster showing EV information and the battery charge state; a 10.25-inch LCD Audio-Video-Navigation (AVN) infotainment screen tailored to EV performance; a wirelessly controlled Shift-by-Wire electronic lever; wireless cellphone charger; and a black metallic console.

With regards to connectivity devices, the Lafesta EV comes with an EV-specific navigation system that guides the vehicle to the nearest charging station and enables pre-controlled charging; the Baidu Duer OS voice recognition system allowing voice control of the sunroof, windows and other features; and the Home IoT Speaker Connectivity Service enabling home-based remote control of various tasks such as starting the car, air-conditioning and heating and locking the door.

Aside from the Lafesta EV, more than eight other vehicle models and four technology concepts and experiential spaces are prepared at the motor show that runs from November 22 through December 1 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, underscoring Hyundai Motor’s vision of electrification for the rapidly evolving Chinese market.

“With the launch of the Lafesta EV, Hyundai Motor Company is accelerating the popularization of its electrification drive in China at full throttle,” said Seogju Cha, the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Hyundai Motor Group (China) Ltd. “By ushering in electrification across all vehicle classes into the future, Hyundai Motor is playing a key role of bringing about China’s clean future environment as an ecofriendly mobility brand.”

Source: Press Release

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