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1000 Units Of Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Allotted For India

Hyundai Kona Electric India Launch

Hyundai has confirmed that the Kona will come with two battery options – a 39.2kWh and a 64kWh.

The South Korean carmaker is all set to bring in its first electric vehicle – the Hyundai Kona SUV – in the Indian market. The company confirmed that the electric SUV will go on sale in the second half of 2019. The vehicle was first previewed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and made its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Initially, only 1000 units of the Kona electric SUV will be sold in India.

The Hyundai Kona electric SUV is estimated to be priced between Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. If the vehicle gets subsidized under the Government’s new EV policy, the SUV could be priced competitively.  Though, it won’t have any direct competition in the country. In global markets, it locks horns against the Toyota CH-R, Nissan Juke and Honda HRV. Read: Hyundai Kona SUV – What To Expect

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Picture Gallery

Hyundai has confirmed that the Kona will come with two battery options – a 39.2kWh and a 64kWh. The 39.2kWh battery pushes out a maximum power of 133bhp with 394Nm of torque. It can accelerate 0-100kmph in 9.3 seconds and offers an electric range of 300km. The 64kWh battery, on the other hand, makes 200bhp with 394Nm of torque. It can mark 0 to 100kmph in 7.6 seconds, while delivering a range of 470km. The top speed of both the batteries stands at 167kmph. Pictures – Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition

The Kona electric SUV will be available with a 100kW fast charger that charge the battery up to 80% in just 54 minutes for the long range. The standard AC plug can charge the battery in 9 hours 40 minutes for the long range and 6 hours 10 minutes for the short range. Based on the i30’s platform, the Hyundai Kona electric SUV scored highest safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash test. It also won the prestigious 2018 Red Dot Design Award.

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