Hyundai Kona electric SUV is available at an introductory price of Rs 25.30 lakh.
Hyundai India has rolled out its first electric vehicle for the Indian market – the Hyundai Kona SUV. Priced at Rs 25.30 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom), the SUV has no direct rival right now. Though, it will face challenge from MG’s upcoming eZS electric SUV. The Kona has been imported as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, but it involves a small level of localisation as well. Here’re 6 interesting facts about the all-new Hyundai Kona electric that you should know –
1. Hyundai’s First Electric Car
The Kona is Hyundai’s first electric vehicle in Indian market. Initially, the company has allotted 1000 units of the SUV that will be increased considering its demand. The South Korean carmaker aims to further expand its electric vehicle lineup with a new sedan and a few small cars and compact SUVs.
2. India’s First Long-Range EV
Globally, the Hyundai Kona SUV is offered with two electric powertrains – a 39kW and a 64kW – delivering an electric range of 312km and 482km respectively. In India, Hyundai has introduced the 39kW version of the SUV developing a top power of 136bhp and 395Nm of torque. Power-packed with an electric powertrain, the Kona promises an ARAI-certified electric range of 452km on a single charge. This makes it India’s first long-range electric vehicle. The electric SUV can do 0-100kmph in 9.7 seconds, and attain a maximum speed of 155kmph. Read – 2020 Hyundai Creta To Get 1.5L Petrol & Diesel Engines
3. Charging Capacity
Using a 50kW DC fast charger, the Kona’s lithium-ion battery pack can be charged up to 80% in 57 minutes for the long range. With a standard AC socket, it takes around 6 hours 10 minutes for the short range. Besides offering a home charger with the SUV, Hyundai will also install charging stations at its dealerships.
4. Sporty Design
Compared to the standard Kona, the electric version looks slightly different with features such as a closed front grille, slightly revised front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. The Hyundai Kona electric misses out on the exhausts. Sharing platform with Hyundai i30, the electric SUV features a Cascading grille, automatic LED headlamps with LED DRLs, small fog lamps, skid plates, plastic cladding over the wheel arches and roof rails, integrated brake light and LED taillamps. Buyers have a choice of 4 monotone (Marina Blue, Typhoon Silver, Polar White and Phantom Black) and one dual-tone colour schemes (White with Phantom Black Roof).
5. Feature Packed
Feature-wise, the Hyundai Kona electric SUV is loaded with several goodies. Unlike the global model that features an 8.0-inch touchscreen, the India-spec version comes equipped with a 17.77cm touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Other features on-board include a premium sound system, 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel, heated wing mirrors and a powered sunroof. Read – 2020 Hyundai Xcent Might Get A New Name In India
For safety purpose, the SUV offers 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill assist control, rear camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, virtual engine sound system and all disc brakes.
6. Path Breaking Warranty
The Hyundai Kona electric SUV comes with a warranty for 3 years and unlimited kilometres along with a warranty for 8 years and upto 160,000 kilometres for its high voltage battery.