Hyundai Motors has launched its first all-electric model in India – the Kona Electric SUV which is priced at ₹ 25.30 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, India). It will be bought here as a CKD (completely-knocked-down) unit, but with a small level of localisation to keep the price in check.
The SUV features automatic LED headlights, LED tail-lights, plastic body cladding and roof rails. Hyundai’s first all-electric model for India will be available in 4 solid colour options (white, silver, blue and black) and one dual-tone exterior (white with a black roof) option, which costs an extra ₹ 20,000.
In interirors, it houses a 7.0-inch digital dashboard, head-up display, wireless charging, automatic climate control (the the option to have just the driver’s side vents functioning) and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The front seats are heated and ventilated, while the driver’s seat is 10-way electrically adjustable as well. In addition, Hyundai provides leather on the seats and steering wheel, a powered sunroof, heated wing mirrors and an electric parking brake. Standard safety kit on the Kona Electric includes 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control, hill-start assist, rear parking sensors and a rear camera, a tyre pressure monitoring system, Isofix child seat mounts and a rear defogger.
The Kona SUV is powered by permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces the equivalent of 136hp and 395Nm of torque, helping it to do a claimed 0-100kph time of 9.7sec. It comes with a 39.2kWh lithium-ion battery that is said to provide an ARAI-rated range of 452km.
Company Profile : Hyundai Motor India Ltd