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John Voelcker Mar 30, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Enlarge Photo It happened again. At this week's New York auto show media days, a manufacturer rolled out yet another vehicle that it calls a "crossover" despite that vehicle having neither the ground clearance nor the all-wheel drive to qualify as a light truck. The car in question was the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, a 250-mile battery-electric vehicle more accurately described as a subcompact five-door hatchback. DON'T MISS: 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric US debut: 250 miles of range from small electric car Its gasoline counterpart, the conventional Kona, offers 6.7 inches of ground clearance and optional all-wheel drive. Hyundai has not released a specification for the Kona Electric's ground clearance, but it appears lower than its gasoline counterpart; all-wheel drive is not offered. So what is ...

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