The launch of the smaller electric SUV will depend on the response for the Kona EV.
Hyundai had confirmed three electric vehicles and a fuel cell electric car (Hyundai Nexo) for the Indian market. While the first electric product from the South Korean carmaker will be the Kona SUV, a smaller electric SUV could be the second one. The launch of the second electric vehicle will depend on the response for the Kona electric SUV.
Talking to ET, YK Koo, HMIL Managing Director & CEO, said, “We will review both sedan and SUV (body styles) but I think chances for bringing an SUV are much higher”. He also confirmed that the company is also considering an entry-level micro SUV for India.
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The Hyundai Kona electric SUV will be brought to India on CKD (Completely Knocked Down) basis in the second half of the next year. Globally, the EV SUV comes with two battery options – a 39.2kWh and a 64kWh – generating 133bhp and 200bhp respectively. The torque figure of both batteries stands at 394Nm. The electric SUV can deliver a maximum speed of 167kmph.
The South Korean carmaker is ready to bring in a sub-4-metre compact SUV against Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. Codenamed Hyundai QXI, the new compact SUV will hit roads early next year. The company has high expectations from the recently-launched new Hyundai Santro. The carmaker aims to sell around 8,000-9,000 units of hatchback on monthly basis.
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