Latest media reports are suggesting that Hyundai is going to launch its first Electric SUV in India by July 2019. The Hyundai Kona Electric will be assembled at Chennai plant and will be bought to India by the CKD route. Ahead of its rumoured launch in July, the Electric SUV has been spotted for the very first time in India. Hyundai has allocated 1000 units for the Indian market for 2019. As the demand increases, the supply will also increase simultaneously. The reports also say that the expected price of Hyundai Kona is around Rs 25 Lakhs. Read more about the Kona Electric SUV here.
As you can see the spy images, it looks similar to all the Hyundai SUVs. The silhouette, styling and the stance seem quite similar. Starting off with its rear portion, it gets the Kona badging, which confirms it. Heavy body cladding surrounding the bumper is seen, which houses the rear fog lamp and reverse lamp. It also receives the rear spoiler integrated with brake lamps.
The body cladding continues on the side portion, covering the lower part of the whole SUV. For the side, it looks very similar to the Tucson. The alloy wheels are same as the global spec and so is the rest of the body.
In the front, it gets LED headlamps as seen in our spy picture. It gets no front grille and just a chrome line housing the Hyundai Logo. No front grille confirms that this is the Hyundai Kona Electric. It gets very sleek headlamps above the fog lamps. We can also spot the air vents on either side of the bumper.
Hyundai Kona Electric SUV was unveiled in India in 2017. Globally, the Kona retails in a 1.6 Litre Turbocharged petrol and a full-electric version. India would get the full-electric version. The dimensions seem similar to Creta and most probably, both would have a similar size.
Globally, it gets two different powertrain options. The first one is a 39.2 KW Lithium-ion battery pack, which produces 193 HP and 395 Nm of torque. The other powertrain is a 64 KW lithium-ion battery pack, which produces a slightly higher 201 HP.
The 39.2 KW battery pack offers a range of 299 kms on a full charge. The more powerful pack offers 469 kms on a full charge. However, it is not confirmed as in which powertrains will come to India. It can be the either one or also can be both.
The 39.2 KW battery pack takes around 6 Hours to charge completely and the other pack takes around 9 hours. With a fast charger, the Hyundai Kona Electric can be charged up to 80% in around 1 hour. Hyundai claims that this SUV sprints 0-100 km/hr in just 9.3 seconds.
In India, there are currently so Electric SUVs. Hyundai Kona Electric is the first E-SUV in India and as per our expectations, is priced affordable. Most of the EVs are slated to launch after 2020.
Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming Hyundai Kona Electric.
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