Hyundai Kona Electric Variants
Hyundai Kona Electric • Price, Variants & Specifications
Hyundai Kona ElectricExpected to be priced between 20 lakhs – 25 lakhs
Kona Electric is Hyundai’s first electric car in India; though the Korean manufacturer has other electric vehicles in the International market, it comes with the Kona SUV which will be launched in India in mid-2019. It made its debut in the 2018 Geneva motor show. Kona Electric will be available in two powertrain options; a 100kW motor with 39kWh battery pack and a 150kW motor with 62kWh battery pack. The first one delivers 139PS power and 395Nm of torque while the latter produces 204PS power. In India the lesser 100kW motor will be available and it will go up to 312km in a single charge; it may take less than 6 hours to get fully charged. The battery is spread across the floor beneath the passenger compartment. This will keep the car’s centre of gravity intact and won’t affect the boot space. In appearance, Kona differs from other Hyundai cars; the traditional mesh grille has been replaced with a broad panel to give a sporty look. Kona comes with a smartly laid out cabin with sufficient space and advanced technology. 7” digital instrument console and a shift-by wire automatic transmission are given. Since it is the first vehicle of its kind there will be no direct challengers in Indian market. But it may take on the SUVs like Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Skoda Kodiaq.