Hyundai Kona Electric Combines Power With Comfort
The much-awaited ‘First Electric SUV’ of India has been officially launched on July 9. The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV is priced at Rs. 25.30 lakhs (ex-showroom) and the suspense of this soon-to-be-launched version is finally over.
On the global platform, the car comes with two electric drivetrains – a 39.2 kWh and a 64 kWh battery version. India will get the smaller version i.e. 39.2 kWh version with a range of 452Kms. This version functions on a 100kW electric motor that generates a power output of 131bhp @ 395Nm of torque and requires 9.7 seconds for the vehicle to reach from 0-100kmph offering ultimate comfort.
It is a front-wheel driven 5-seater SUV with unique handling and exquisite performance. In terms of interiors, the vehicle gets the classic Hyundai look engraved with some smart features and a 17.7 cm floating touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated and ventilated seats, sunroof, hill-start assist, blind-spot detection, reverse camera, TPMS and so on.
Hyundai Kona will be available through selected 15 dealerships in 11 cities, enriched with EV infrastructure and support. The vehicle is available in four drive modes, Eco, Eco Plus, Comfort and Sport. When you buy the vehicle, you also get three years of unlimited kilometer vehicle warranty and three years or 1.6 lakh kilometers battery warranty.
For an easy charging facility, Hyundai offers two chargers with Kona SUV, a 3-pin socket that can be used with a portable charger and a 7 kWh AC Wall Box Charger. The difference – portable charger gives power for 50 km under 3 hours and the DC charger powers up the vehicle up to 80% in just 57 minutes.
To increase the convenience of customers, Hyundai has tied-up with Map My India for visibility of Kona Electric compatible charging stations in the HMIL website and application.
Hyundai has launched the vehicle to reduce the daily hassle of standing in a queue for gas and it has also taken several steps to help customers with easy charging across the country.
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