Hyundai Lafesta EV debuts quietly at 2019 Guangzhou Motor Show

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When the world was busy with the 2019 Los Angles Show, Hyundai used Guangzhou Motor Show to unveil their latest Lafesta EV in China. Hyundai Lafesta EV is set to be launched early next year. This electric vehicle has a “Sensuous Sportiness” design that is significantly different from the standard model. Major changes can be found on the front as it comes with a new fascia that lacks a grille. Overall, Hyundai Lafesta EV might seem bit generic but there is a prominent Hyundai logo that is flanked by chrome trim and LED headlights. Further below, we would notice new fog lights, vertical air intakes and a unique bumper.

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Styling changes can be founded at the back too and it features aerodynamic rear bumper with a slim reflector that spans almost entire width of the vehicle. As the vehicle is electric, the dual exhaust system has been jettisoned and replaced by a discreet diffuser. Moreover, Hyundai Lafesta EV also gains aerodynamic wheels and a revised color palette that consist of an EV-specific hue dubbed as Shooting Star. Even though changes on the exterior are extensive, cabin largely remains the same. Drivers would find themselves behind a flat-bottomed steering wheel and looking at a 7-inch digital display in instrument cluster.

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There is a standard 10.25-inch infotainment system that features an EV-specific navigation system that shows nearby charging station. Additionally, there is a wireless smartphone charger, black trim and electric shift-by-wire gear selector. Lafesta EV also has voice recognition system that helps owner to control several other features such as panoramic sunroof and power windows. Driver assistance systems are offered on Hyundai Lafesta EV. It consists of Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. It also has six airbags and an alarm. Hyundai confirmed that a 56.5 kWh battery pack powers electric motor that develops 201hp and 310 Nm of torque. On a single charge, it can travel up to 304 miles.

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