Hyundai Kona driving range is measured from Rohini in Delhi to Amritsar in Punjab on a single charge. The car will compete with the upcoming MG eZS which will also be priced in a similar price bracket.
Hyundai is all set to launch its first electric vehicle in India, Kona EV. It will be the first eSUV in the Indian markets which will lock horns with the upcoming MG eZS. The prices for the same haven’t been announced but we expect it to stick under Rs 25 lakh slab (ex-showroom, Delhi). It was the driving range for the Hyundai Kona which gave curiosity to most so Hyundai has officially revealed that a total of 452 km on the odometer can be done.
Yes, the range of kilometres you can cover in the Hyundai Kona EV sticks to 452 km on a single charge as certified by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India). That means one can drive from Rohini in Delhi to Amritsar in one single charge.
Internationally, Hyundai Kona EV is made available with two battery packs, a 39.2 kWh and a 64 kWh. India will get the smaller battery which churns out 131 bhp with 392 Nm of peak torque. The smaller battery packs a range of 312 km globally but for India, a 452 km range is confirmed.
The Kona EV can be charged in 6.5 hours with the help of 7.2 kW charger. Hyundai will also offer a 100 kW fast charger which can will juice up the battery to 80% in just 50 minutes. Just like your smartphones, the eSUV can be charged fast and this is the initiative by the manufacturer to promote the use of EV’s.
Features onboard include an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Wireless charging, adaptive cruise control, real-time traffic updates, satellite navigation, heated and ventilated seats and an 8-speaker KRELL audio system with a subwoofer.
Safety features onboard include ABS with EBD, Six Airbags, Blind Spot Detection, Front and Rear parking sensors are some. Other includes Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist which uses a front camera to detect the collision and automatically engages the brake in order to protect the car from the accident.
Hyundai Kona EV will be brought in India through the CKD (completely knocked down) as opposed to the CBU (completely built-up unit) route. This helps in keeping the pricing aggressive to make the buying experience feasible for potential customers.