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Hyundai Kona Electric to launch in 2019 in India

Hyundai Kona Electric to launch in 2019 in India

Snapshot: Hyundai recently unveiled the Kona Electric at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2018.

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Hyundai recently unveiled the Kona Electric at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2018. Being the second EV in Hyundai global lineup, the Kona Electric is now confirmed to make its way to Indian shore by the mid-2019. The Korean car manufacturing is planning to locally assemble the Kona Electric in India, in order to keep a check on the prices of this model, which is expected to be around Rs 25 lakh.

Hyundai is aiming to sell around 50 to 60 units of the Kona Electric every month. The electric version would get a range of 300km in one full cycle charge of a 39.2kWh battery pack. The electric motor is capable to generate a power output of 134bhp of maximum with 395Nm of top torque. The Kona can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 9.7 seconds with a topspeed of 155kmph. The battery of the model can be charged to 80 percent in just 54 minutes, when charging from 100kW fast charger and 6 hours 10 minutes, when using a standard AC source.

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Speaking of the exterior, the Kona Electric is just the same as the regular, but the only changes that you will find is a packed grille, no exhaust and few tweaks to its bumper and spoiler as well. The car will ride on a 17 inch alloy wheels exclusively designed for the electric version of the Kona. Inside, the car would get a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with an optional 8.0-inch touchscreen system, digital dashboard, and head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats and the seats can be electrically adjusted in eight ways. Not only this, the Kona Electric also comes with numerous driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, a lane centring system, and automatic emergency braking.

Source: Autocar India

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