Hyundai Kona Electric is the first electric car from the Korean carmaker and also the first electric SUV to be launched in India.
The much-awaited Hyundai Kona Electric SUV has been officially launched in India today and we have all the highlights from the launch event here. Priced at Rs. 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom) new Kona Electric is the first electric vehicle to be launched in India by Hyundai, and it’s also the first electric SUV to reach our shores. We have already driven the new Kona Electric in its home market Korea, and told you all about it, including our expectations with regards to the pricing, which was pretty much spot on.
Globally automobile comes with 2 electrical drivetrains – a 39.2 kWh and a 64 kWh battery version, India will get the smaller 39.2 kWh version, which is claimed by the company to offer a range of 452 kilometers.
The Hyundai Kona Electric’s 39.2 kWh battery sends power to a hundred kW motor that generates an influence output of an honest 131 bhp and a banging 395 Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to the front wheels only as the SUV doesn’t get the all-wheel-drive (AWD), but nonetheless, the Kona Electric performs and handles quite well. The new electric SUV from Hyundai can be fully charged overnight with a regular power socket, however, with a fast charger, you can achieve an 80 percent charge in just 50 minutes. However, Hyundai is likely to only offer regular power cables, to keep things simple. The Hyundai Kona Electric also offers three different modes – Eco, Comfort, and Sport.
The SUV will be available in only one feature-packed variant loaded with all the bells and whistles. Hyundai will also offer a dual-tone variant for an additional Rs. 20,000. New Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Launched At Rs. 25.30 Lakh. The Hyundai will also have a dedicated EV care manager at the showrooms and also offer 24×7 vehicle to vehicle charging support for the Kona Electric. The Hyundai Kona Electric is a long-range vehicle and it offers 89 percent efficiency. The Hyundai Kona Electric regular portable charger can fully charge the vehicle in 6 hours, while the fast DC charged can offer 80% charge in 57 minutes.