Hyundai Kona is expected to come with a fast charger which will charge the E-SUV to 80% in less than 60 minutes.
Hyundai is set to launch its first electric vehicle in the country, Kona. The launch date is scheduled on 9th July 2019 and the SUV will be assembled in Chennai. It will follow the CKD route and will be limited to only 1000 units. As demand increases, the supplies will also increase gradually.
The silhouette of the car looks similar to that of all Hyundai SUV’s and packs sharper lines and angles at the bodywork. The front design of the car gets a split headlight design and will ditch the grille in order to support the car charging.
Restyled front bumpers and a sleek chrome line housing the Hyundai logo can be expected. Our previous spy shots revealed that air vents are expected to be positioned on either side of the bumper. Moving to the side the car gets body cladding all over and covers the lower part of the whole SUV.
It will sit on new 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and the rear profile of the car will now be deprived of the exhaust systems. The rear will see Kona badging and the body cladding continues to be seen at the bumper which will also house rear fog lights and reverse lamp. For that sporty stance, it will also get the rear spoiler.
Talking about engine specifications, Hyundai Kona is available in two battery packs globally, one 64kWh and other is 39kWh. The bigger battery of 64kWh gives a driving range between 450 km to 470 km. The battery takes about 9 hours to charge to cent percent and 0-100 km/h comes in less than 7.9 seconds.
The smaller battery promises a driving range of up to 300 kms with 133 bhp of power on tap. It takes about 6 hours to completely charge its battery and 0 to 100 km/h comes in under 10 seconds. Both the cars will offer the same torque figures being to 395 Nm.
The added advantage is that the car will come with a 100kW charger which supports fast charging. 80% of the car will be juiced up in just 54 minutes. We can expect the lower battery which is the 39kWh to make its way to the Indian markets since it fulfils the Indian conditions.
Hyundai Kona is expected to be priced at Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will hit the Indian markets on 9th July.