Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Launch Confirmed For India: We Tell You All About It

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Hyundai Kona electric SUV is going to be the South Korean automaker’s first electric vehicle for India. We expect its prices to start around INR 25 lakh. It will provide with a range of 469 km on a single charge. Recent developments suggest that this SUV will launch in India sometime during the second half of 2019.

Hyundai Motor India might soon launch their first all-electric vehicle in India in the form of the Kona. The Hyundai Kona electric vehicle is the South Korean automaker’s first electric vehicle for the European markets. Recent media reports suggest that it might also be the automaker’s first electric vehicle for India as well. The Hyundai Kona is likely to go on sale in our country sometime during the second half of 2019. The automaker will try to localize its production. However, we still expect this car to cost around the mark of INR 20-25 lakh. The Kona electric will go on sale with an option of two different electric powertrain options. An interesting thing to note here is that the higher capacity battery back promises to offer a range of 482 km. Hyundai has showcased the Kona in its concept form at the 2018 auto Expo.

Hyundai Kona Electric Front Profile

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: What powers this?

The Kona electric SUV will feature a choice to two different powertrains. The first one gets a 39.2 KW Lithium-Ion Polymer battery pack. It produces 133 BHP of maximum power alongside 395 Nm of peak torque. The other one gets a 64 KW Lithium-Ion Polymer battery pack. This one can produce 201 BHP along with 395 NM of peak torque.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Charging

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: What range does it offer?

The 39.2 KW battery pack will offer a range of 299 km. The 64 KW battery pack, on the other hand, will offer a range of 469 km. The smaller battery pack is ideal for those commuting only in the city. While the larger battery pack is ideal for those whose commute involves long distances.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Side Profile

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: How long will it take to charge?

Hyundai claims that the 39.KW battery charges to full in 6 hours and 10 mins.  The 64 KW battery pack will take 9 hours 40 mins for a full charge. That said, fast charging will fill up the SUV back with juice, up to 80%, in just 54 minutes for both battery packs.

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: Is it fast?

Well, yes! The Hyundai Kona electric SUV can reach from nought to a 100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds. Considering it is a mid-sized SUV, this number is quite decent.

Hyundai Kona Electric Interior Profile

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: Is it well equipped?

The Kona electric SUV is aesthetically identical to its petrol-powered sibling. It gets LED headlamps, LED taillamps along with new alloy wheels exclusive to the electric SUV. It comes with a 7-inch display for the instrument cluster to display the gauges and driver information. Along with this, is a centrally mounted, touchscreen infotainment display. Apart from other standard features like automatic climate control, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and leather upholstery, the Kona offers mood lighting. It changes the backlight of the instrument cluster depending upon the driving mode selected.

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Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: Will it come to India?

Hyundai did confirm that it will launch an electric vehicle in India next year. Now, according to recent media reports, this electric vehicle will be the Kona electric. It is likely that the electric Kona will launch in India sometime during the latter half of 2019.

Hyundai Kona Electric Rear Profile

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: How much will it cost?

The Indian Government, in the recent past, has launched several schemes to aid the faster adoption of electric cars in India. If Hyundai manufactures the Kona electric in India, expect the price to be around the mark of INR 12 lakh to 16 lakh.

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  1. I look forward to Kono electric Indian launch. Range & performance are reasonable. If it is priced around Rs 15-16 Lakh. the car will sell like a hot cake.

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