All-new Hyundai Mistra EV borrows the new Creta’s face

The Hyundai Mistra (Chinese name: Hyundai Mingtu) has entered its second generation and gained an all-electric variant. The all-new, 2021 Hyundai Mistra along with the first-ever Hyundai Mistra EV debuted at the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show yesterday, and the two models unmistakably feature a 2020 Hyundai Creta-like front end.

The Hyundai Mistra EV is reminiscent of the new Hyundai ix25 and Hyundai Creta due to the similar design of the headlamps. The next-gen Hyundai Mistra and the Hyundai Mistra EV are the first Hyundai sedans to feature a multi-LED headlamp setup, which Hyundai had first offered on the Kona in 2017. The pure electric sedan will be aimed at budget customers who want a model cheaper than the Hyundai LaFesta EV that costs CNY 1,73,800 (INR 19.64 lakh) onwards.

Hyundai Mistra EV specifications

The Hyundai Mistra EV measures 4,815 mm in length, 1,815 mm in width and 1,470 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,770 mm. The pure electric sedan uses a single motor that generates 135 kW or 183.5 PS of power and 310 Nm of torque. This motor gets its energy from a standard 56.5 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack that allows a range (NEDC) of 520 km. The slow-charging time (for 0-100% SoC) is nine and a half hours and the fast-charging time (for 30-80% SoC) is 40 minutes.

The ICE-powered all-new Hyundai Mistra features dual 12.3-inch displays (virtual instrument cluster and infotainment system), panoramic sunroof, eight airbags and around view monitor (360-degree camera). It packs a plethora of advanced driver assistance technologies like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Lane Following Assist, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, etc. as well. All these features should be available even in the Hyundai Mistra EV.

Hyundai Mistra electric car 2020
The Creta-styled Hyundai Mistra EV (pictured) and all-new Hyundai Mistra (above) will likely go on sale in China in Q1 2021. Image courtesy: Autohome.com.cn

Beijing-Hyundai expects to launch the Hyundai Mistra EV (in China) in the first quarter of 2021 (January-March 2021). Like in the previously, the Hyundai Mistra should remain exclusive to China in the second generation.

Hyundai is working on a new series of budget electric vehicles for India, the first of which is expected in the second half of 2022 as a micro SUV based on the upcoming Hyundai AX. Here’s more on the Hyundai electric car.