Hyundai Kona EV to launch in India on July 9
South Korean carmaker Hyundai is all set to launch its Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle (EV) in India on July 9. The subcompact SUV will join the likes of Hyundai's Creta and the recently launched Venue. Notably, it will be India's first all-electric long-range crossover and will be locally assembled through completely knocked down (CKD) route. Here's more.
Let's have a look at the car
In terms of looks, the Hyundai Kona EV comes with a distinctive design sporting sharp-edged stylish bumpers, rain-sensing wipers, and an attractive paint job. For lighting, it houses twin LED auto headlamps with daytime running lights and LED taillamps. Further, the car runs on 17-inch alloy wheels with a wheelbase of 2,600mm.
Inside the cabin
Inside the cabin, the Hyundai Kona EV offers attractive interiors featuring leather upholstery, ventilated seats, and a multi-function steering wheel with power steering capabilities. Coming to the electronics part, it sports an 8-inch touchscreen panel with satellite navigation, 8-speaker KRELL sound system with a subwoofer, and a bunch of new-age features like real-time traffic updates, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Power and Performance
Globally, the Hyundai Kona EV is available in two electric motor options: 100kW motor and a 150kW unit. The 100kW motor has a range of 289km and churns out 136PS of power while the 150kW unit with a range of 450km is capable of producing 204PS of power. Both the power units are mated to electronic transmission.
Hyundai Kona EV: On the road
For braking performance, the Hyundai Kona EV features ABS along with EBD and cruise control for better grip on the road. Further, it offers a bunch of advanced safety features including forward collision-avoidance assist, blind spot detection, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) and much more. The subcompact SUV also packs six airbags along with child safety locks.
And, what about pricing?
As far as pricing is concerned, the Hyundai Kona EV is expected to arrive at a price of around Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. However, the complete details about pricing and availability will be shared by the company at the launch event itself.