Hyundai has unveiled the new Kona Electric SUV at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It is expected that the company will also launch this SUV in the Indian market. In fact, the concept version of the car was showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. According to ACI, Hyundai will launch the Kona Electric In India by the middle of 2019.
Speaking to ACI, YK Koo, MD and CEO, Hyundai India said “We are not looking at big sales numbers with the Kona, but we want to make a technology statement and show our commitment to an EV future”.
Hyundai Kona EV Image Gallery
Interestingly, Hyundai aims at local assembling to price the Kona Electric close to Rs 25 lakh. The report further suggests that the company is planning to sell around 50-60 units of the Kona electric on a monthly basis. The Hyundai Kona EV is claimed to offer 300km range on a full charge. It is equipped with a 39.2kWh battery pack, and the electric motor is capable of producing 134bhp and 395Nm of torque. The Kona electric is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph in just 9.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 155kmph. Also See – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
The Kona’s lithium ion battery can be charged by up to 80% from 100kW fast charger in 54 minutes, while it will take 6hr 10min to get fully charged using a standard AC source. The car’s battery pack is integrated into the Kona’s platform, which allows the SUV to offer spacious cabin and 373-litres of boot space. The overall design of the Electric Kona is largely identical to the regular model, except for the new closed grille and no exhausts. It rides on newly developed 17-inch alloy wheels.
Hyundai Kona First Look Review
Inside the cabin, the SUV gets head-up display and a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (8.0-inch unit as optional). The vehicle also gets eight-way electrically adjustable front seats. In terms of assistance tech, the SUV has adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, etc.
Source – ACI