Know all about Hyundai Kona Electric Review, Cost, Launch Date in India, Top Speed, Dimensions, Colors, etc.
Hyundai Kona – India’s first fully Electric SUV is finally Launched.
Hyundai Kona is been launched in India for the price of 25. 3 Lacs (Ex-Showroom) all India.
Additional 20,000 Rs over 25.3 Lacs for the dual tone color options.
You get a total of 5 color options in Hyundai Kona Electric.
- White + Black Contrast Roof
It will be launched in 15 dealerships across 11 cities in the country.
Know all the details about Hyundai Kona Electric in terms of Design, Size, Technology, Features, Comfort, and Convenience without which we wouldn’t expect you to buy a car this expensive in the first place.
India’s First Ever Fully Electric SUV – Hyundai Plans to Sell 500 Units Per Year.
What is the electric car technology
You get a total of 2 battery pack options.
India Specific Version
There is a 39.2 KW hour battery pack which is what we get in the India specific.
International Specific Version
The international models are also available with this 64-kilowatt-hour battery pack.
Both lithium-ion and mounted down below in the slope and to give it a nice and low center of gravity.
The India specification version has a claimed range as per ARAI of around 452 kilometers which is quite generous because the same specification in Europe has a claimed range of around 350 kilometers as per NEDC Rating System.
Beyond that you also get an electric motor, of course, this is a front wheel drive crossover. Makes around 136 PS and wherever so 395 Newton meters of torque.
The benefits with an electric car like Hyundai Kona is that you don’t have to wait to push it to the redline. The torque is available right from the get-go which is why you get a claim 0 to 100 time of nine point seven seconds which isn’t too impressive but not too bad either.
Hyundai Kona Specifications and Features
Battery: 39.2 KW Lithium-Ion Battery
Charging Time: 6 Hours 10 Mins
Charger Type: 2 DC Charger
Backup and Emergency: DC Fast Charger Available which charge 80% in 1 Hour.
Other Features Available: Wireless Charging, Touch Screen Entertainment System, Apple can play, Sunroof, 6 Airbags.
BHP: Electric Motor makes 131 BHP, 395 NM,
Transmission: Transmission is Single Speed Reduction Gear
Warranty of Hyundai Kona: 3 Years
Battery Warranty of Hyundai Kona: 8 Yrs / 1.6 Lakh Kms
Hyundai Kona for India gets a 39.2-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery which gives it a range of 452 kilometers on a single charge.
The car can be charged fully in six Hours 10 minutes with a level 2 DC charger.
If you are in a rush there’s a DC fast charger variable as well which charges to card up to 80% in less than one hour.
That is going to be something set up at showrooms and service centers to charge Electric Cars with some public spaces if they have tie-ups like that and incidentally they do because Hyundai is working with Indian oil Petrol Pumps to set up charging points for the car in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore. Travelers going to have DC fast charge points at Fuel Stations themselves.
Other Charge Options of Hyundai Kona Electric
1. Wall Box Charger of 7.2-kilowatt which will be set up at your home by a third party after they have analyzed the competency of the electric system to take the kind of load that would require for a car like Hyundai Kona and using that you can either charge it for one hour and get a boost of about 50 kilometers in your range.
2. The other option is a 2.8-kilo watt charger now that thing is a portable charger or something you can plug into your three-pin plug at home 15 amp
That takes a good 19 hours for 0 to 100% charge so good amount of versatility on that front and incidentally.
Warranty of Hyundai Kona and Battery –
Hyundai Car gets a 3-year unlimited kilometer warranty as standard.
Battery pack specifically well that’s got an 8 year 1.6 lakh kilometer warranty.
The boot of Hyundai Kona
The boot has a charger cable that will be coming along with this car.
For Boot Space, don’t have an exact figure but it would be somewhere around 300 liters which is good for maybe two large suitcases a trolley back to top on that.
Road Side Assistance
They’re going to have a lot of roadside assistance which will also include mobile charging vans.
So in case you have some kind of point where you’re running out of charge the roadside assistance system of Hyundai Kona can actually help you out on that front so.
The cabin of Hyundai Kona Electric
The cabin of the Hyundai Kona Electric is not overly futuristic. It has this simple clutter-free design and it is loaded with features.
- The steering wheel it looks very familiar to something like Hyundai Venue.
- Analog and Digital combination for the Instrument Cluster.
- Steering motor controls for the audio telephony and cruise control.
- The front seats and the rear seats draped in leather along with the steering but on top of that the front seats are also ventilated and heated.
- An electronic rather parking brake along with this rather quirky gear selector.
- Auto AC with a special mode that can direct and only towards the driver. If you have like low battery and don’t wanna you know spend the air going towards passengers who aren’t there.
- Electric Sunroof
- You get wireless charging,
- You get a heads-up display,
- 17.77 cm touchscreen entertainment system
- Apple Car play and Android auto
- 6 Airbags
- LED DRLs
- LED projector headlights
So all the creature comforts are there plus the seats are ventilated.
This car is loaded with features and also it gets 6 Airbags as standard.
Back Seat of the Hyundai Kona
Back seat of Hyundai Kona is not in the same league as something like a Hyundai Tucson and Creta.
2 persons of Six Feet one behind the other it’s not going to be ideal not so much because of space because you can still manage that but you can take a look over here.
The seat base is actually kind of close to the floor itself so if you’re taller chances are you going to be sitting knees up and as for three, it’s going to be manageable but not ideal.
You do get 3 Adjustable Headrests, along with a Rear armrest with Cupholders.
Comparison between Hyndai Kona Electric, Creta and Venue
Kona is something in between the Hyundai venue which is a sub 4 meter SUV and the mid-size Hyundai Creta.
In terms of length, width and wheelbase Hyundai Kona is Larger than the Venue.
In terms of height, it’s about 20mm Shorter than Venue.
So this boxy look of Kona is going for something more curvaceous crossover ish and you do get that low slung chic design of a crossover which also comes with some benefits in terms of aerodynamics.
Aside from the curvy design you also have that four front grilles which will help in the reduction of drag and this thing gets a CDA of 0.29 which is very good.
So Vs Hyundai Creta, Kona is when it offers a larger width as well as a larger wheelbase.
In terms of length and height it’s actually shorter so that’s a territory it falls into so even though pricing wise you’re looking at something closer.
Size-wise something that you would possibly call a more evolved version of Hyundai i20 active.
If we do not talk about convenience and comfort as that depends from person to person Hyundai Kona Electric is a very safe car
You’re going to have features like
Vehicle Stability Management,
Electronic Stability Program,
All those works are going to be offered in this car as standard.
So a very well packaged car for the price definitely not the most family-friendly for you know something in that price pocket.
If you are looking to get an electric vehicle that seems relatively usable in the real world which isn’t compromising all of the daily usability it’s just for the sake of being an electric car.
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