We are still 30 years behind schedule than flying cars, but the first of many electric vehicles has arrived, and it’s from a brand that connected with the Indians in a way nobody else could when it first entered the Indian automobiles market. In the month of May, Hyundai India launched its first connected Compact SUV, the Hyundai Venue that will be sold internationally as well. Today, yet again, Hyundai India has etched its name down the history books of India’s automobile industry by launching the Hyundai Kona electric vehicle at Rs 25.33 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Well, the price seems on the higher side but Hyundai promises a lot of features along with it. Read on to know what the Kona electric has to offer to the Indian market.
Initially, the Kona electric vehicle will be brought into the Indian market through the CBU route as only 1,000 vehicles will be made available and later will be assembled locally from Hyundai’s Chennai plant. The Hyundai Kona electric will be powered by a 39.2kWh Lithium-ion Polymer battery, which can be charged from zero to 100 per cent in 6 hours 10 minutes and will charge to 80 per cent in 57 minutes using the DC quick charger. Hyundai will give a portable and AC Wall Box Charger to its customers along with it. Talking about performance, it has a power output of 134bhp and 395Nm of torque. And the most talked about feature for an electric vehicle is their range. It boasts of a 452 km range on a single charge. The Kona electric vehicle will also get discs at the front and rear along with other safety features like 6 airbags, ESC, VSM, HAC, among other features.
Other premium features like Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Ventilated Seats, Electric Sunroof, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Paddle shifters for adjustive regenerative braking. The list of features is quite long and do stay tuned for a comprehensive review of it. Tomorrow we will be experiencing the Hyundai Kona Electric! Stay tuned to thewheelz.com for more updates on it!
The Kona will be sold by 14 dealers of Hyundai in 11 cities; Hyundai has collaborated with Indian Oil to set up fast charging stations in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru