Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the second-generation Mistra to target the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Auto Show this week. After the launch in concept form, Hyundai released the production ready model that also has an EV variant while the design is clearly inspired by the Palisade & Creta SUVs.
About the Mistra ICE, customers can choose between two engines options, the first one is a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter gasoline and the other option is a more punchy 1.5-liter gasoline turbo. The body size of the second-generation Mistra is 4780mm in length, 1815mm in width, 1460mm in height, and 2770mm in wheelbase.
Compared to other Hyundai sedans, the Mistra is clearly differentiated and applied a front design that is inspired Palisade/Creta/Kona with multi-LED headlamps located independently at the bottom separated from the daytime running lights. At the back, Hyundai again followed the trend and added side to side connected taillights.
About the powertrain, the 1.8-liter engine has a maximum output of 143 horsepower and a maximum torque of 17.9 kgm while the 1.5 liter gasoline turbo engine delivers a maximum output of 170 horsepower and a maximum torque of 25.8 kgm. Inside, the Mistra also has the latest safety & smart high-tech specifications such as dual 12.3-inch displays, forward collision avoidance assistance, highway driving assistance, navigation-based smart cruise control, and lane keep maintenance assistance.
In the other hand, the Mistra Electric is equipped with a battery capacity of 56.5kWh and can drive 520km based on NEDC (which is not the same as WLTP) once fully charged. The battery takes about 40 minutes for quick charging (30~80%) and 9 hours for slow charging (0~100%). The Mistra Electric has an electric motor with a maximum output of 183 horsepower and a maximum torque of 31.6 kgm. Paddle-shift regenerative braking is applied to increase the braking feeling and add fun to driving to target the younger generation in China.
Meanwhile, Mystra is a Chinese strategic model first launched in 2013 to target the mid-sized entry market. It is a volume model that has steadily sold more than 100,000 units per year since launched and has driven Hyundai Motor’s brand image in the Chinese market. A total of 720,000 units were sold by the first half of 2020.
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