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    Hyundai Kona Electric

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    Hyundai Kona Electric Key Specifications

    Price₹ 23.80 Lakh onwards
    TransmissionAutomatic
    Fuel TypeElectric
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Hyundai Kona Electric Summary

    According to Hyundai, the Kona Electric will be ‘India’s First Real Electric SUV’. The electric version is due for India launch on 9 July. It is believed that Hyundai will introduce the Kona EV in India via the CKD route and it will be locally assembled at the company’s facility in Chennai. Reports indicate Hyundai to bring 1,000 units of the Kona Electric in India.

    As compared to the regular model, the electric version gets subtle updates in form of a new grille with charging port, redesigned front bumper with aerodynamic intake vents, and a revised rear bumper to conceal the exhaust vents.The battery pack is integrated into the all-new platform, and the e-SUV comes with 373-litre boot space.

    Internationally, the Kona EV is available with two powertrain options that offer different power outputs and driving range. The Short Range variant is powered by a 39.2kWh battery pack that provides a range of 300km. It makes 133bhp of maximum power and can make the 0-100kmph sprint in 9.3 seconds. The Long Range version is powered by a 64kWh battery pack that offers a driving range of 470km. It produces 201bhp with and does 0-100kmph in 7.6 seconds. The 39.2kWh version can be fully charged in 6 hours, while the 64kWh battery pack takes around 9 hours to charge.

    Additionally, the Kona electric comes with a 100kW DC fast charger, which can charge the SUV up to 80 per cent in just 54 minutes. The Kona EV is likely to be priced between Rs 25 lakhs to Rs 30 lakhs.

    Hyundai Kona Electric Price

    Hyundai Kona Electric price starts at ₹ 23.80 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 24.04 Lakh. The price of Electric version for Kona Electric ranges between ₹ 23.80 Lakh - ₹ 24.04 Lakh.

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    Kona Electric Premium

    ₹ 23.80 Lakh
    Electric, Automatic
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    Kona Electric Premium Dual Tone

    ₹ 24.04 Lakh
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Silent, yet striking performance.
      • It is feature-rich.
      • 452km driving range.
    • Could be Better
      • Rear seat space.
      • Lack of charging infrastructure.
      • Expensive.

    Kona Electric Verdict

    The Kona Electric is a brilliant effort by Hyundai to offer an EV at an accessible price point. The car is handsome-looking and packs striking performance. That, coupled with the ARAI certified range of 452km on a single charge, has you covered for your daily intra-city travels. However, the lack of sufficient charging infrastructure means that the Kona Electric cannot be your only car in the household.

    Kona Electric Review

    So the Hyundai Kona Electric has finally been launched and we’re here at the Buddh International circuit to get a taste of it.

    Introduction

    So the Hyundai Kona Electric has finally been launched and we’re here at the Buddh International circuit to get a taste of it. We know a racetrack is not the ideal place to review an EV built to take on the confines of a city, but we promise we’ll get you a review in real-world conditions soon. For now, let's take a look at 4 things that we really liked about the Kona Electric and 2 things we didn’t.

    Positives

    Head turner!

    If you thought EVs are supposed to look weird, the Kona Electric will leave you disappointed because it’s one cool looking crossover. 

    It is compact but has a wide stance with a long wheelbase and short overhangs, thus giving it a sporty appeal. The front is where all the action is for the Kona with the DRLs placed in the position of the headlights with the actual LED headlights located below. No family cascading grille for this Kona. Instead, it comes with a flattish grille with graphic elements on it with the charging port also located in one corner. On the sides, the subtle cladding and skid plates at the back give it an SUV appeal. Overall the Kona Electric is a good looking car and will stand out from the crowd.

    Plenty of features

    For 25.3 lakh rupees, Hyundai has packed the Kona EV with a lot of features.

    Beginning with the Bi-function LED headlamps on the outside to the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with a barrage of connectivity features as well as all the energy information, this is one well-stocked car. It also has an electric sunroof, front heated and ventilated seats which are power-adjustable, start-stop button, wireless charging for the phone and more.

    Performance

    Now let’s talk about performance. The Kona EV with its permanent magnet synchronous electric motor makes a very healthy 134bhp and a massive 395Nm of torque. What's more, since this is an electric car, these numbers are available right from the moment you floor the pedal. (show going pedal to the metal)

    Sure, it’s no Tesla. Nevertheless, the performance will surprise you. Hyundai claims 9.7 seconds to a 100 kph and we believe them. One also gets four driving modes to choose from namely Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport. And yes, Sport mode does make you the happiest.

    Range

    Now, on to the most important aspect of the Kona Electric - its range. Did it run out of juice after we hot-footed it around the Buddh circuit? Well…no

    Handling the battery duties is a high voltage, 39.2-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion polymer battery which, according to Hyundai, offers an ARAI claimed a range of 452 km. Now that’s a massive figure given that the Kona will primarily be used for city commuting. Despite zipping across the race circuit for a few laps, the Kona Electric held its charge pretty well and there was still plenty of battery life left. But what remains to be seen is what the real world range will be like once we take the Kona to the streets.

    Negatives

    Space at the rear

    Now that we are done with the positives, let's take a look at the negatives. While the front seats are fantastic, the Kona Electric isn’t the most spacious at the back. Knee room in this car is fine, but it's just not wide enough for three passengers to sit comfortably. Also with the battery laid out at the bottom, the floor is quite high which means under-thigh support suffers.

    Cannot be your only car

    While the Kona is an absolute tech-fest and comes loaded with all the features you need, as of now it cannot be your only car. 

    Even with Hyundai offering a humungous amount of support by providing 2 chargers and charging outlets at dealerships, one still cannot think of wandering out far with the Kona at least until the government steps in with more support by adding more charging outlets.

    Conclusion

    At Rs 25.3 lakhs (ex-showroom India), the Kona Electric is a brilliant effort by Hyundai to kickstart its electric innings in India. It looks great, drives well and is loaded with all the features expected from a premium car. We hope the government steps in soon and offers support to the manufacturers in a bid to make these cars even more affordable.

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    Kona Electric Colours

    Hyundai Kona Electric 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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    FAQs About Hyundai Kona Electric

    Q: What is the on road price of Kona Electric?

    The on-road price of Kona Electric in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 27.52 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 27.74 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Kona Electric and ZS EV?

    Kona Electric price starts at ₹ 23.80 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with cc engine. Whereas ZS EV price starts at ₹ 21.00 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What are the offers available on Hyundai Kona Electric for June?

    There are 1 Hyundai Kona Electric offer in Delhi for the month of June.

    Q: What is price of Kona Electric top model?

    Top model of Kona Electric is Premium Dual Tone and the ex-showroom for Kona Electric Premium Dual Tone is ₹ 24.04 Lakh.

    Q: What is the charging time required to fully charge the Hyundai Kona Electric?

    It takes 6.1 Hrs to fully charge the Hyundai Kona Electric.

    Q: What is the driving range of Hyundai Kona Electric?

    Hyundai Kona Electric can be driven upto 452 Km in one full charge.

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    Hyundai Kona Electric User Reviews

    • Concern of price and charging facilities.
      Price difference between petrol and electronic could not convince customer to buy electronic car. Difference amount can use for Life time use of petrol diesel car. Moreover long ride is big concern for charging. Only useful for fix route of almost...
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    • The new premium
      Except for the short legroom in the rear, this is a performance car. I wish they are completely removed the boot as electrics will be only a second or third car in most families. This would have given far more leg room for rear passengers. Brilliant...
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    • Excellent
      Good experience good driving experience all performance good very low maintenance good buying experience and driving experience and good looking wise and good performance etc. Low maintenance
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    • Great Car available at Hindustan Hyundai showroom
      Great car purchased from Hindustan Hyundai in Jaipur. Happy with their customer service and staff. Would definitely encourage my family to purchase from them and this car is fabulous.
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    • The best of all best for the perfect costumer
      This car is a perfect, modern and stylish car one thing I like about the car it's is long-range and is safe and it so eye-catching a man just cross the road just to ask which Hyundai car is this lastly I love this car I hope you do thanks for your...
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    Hyundai Kona Electric Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 25.19 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 25.92 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 27.52 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 27.39 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 25.19 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 26.03 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 26.32 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 25.33 Lakh onwards
    Chandigarh₹ 26.70 Lakh onwards

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