For the first time Hyundai has launched its first electric car the Kona SUV. It will be available in two versions depending on the battery pack and will feature a fast charger which can be used by owners for free. As per the speculations it will only take 54 minutes to charge upto 80 per cent. Customers will also be provided with a portable charger and an AC wall box charger. Here we have the details about the electric Kona.
Exterior and Interior
In terms of design and space, it is similar to Hyundai Creta. The front end has slim LED daytime running lamps and low-mounted headlamps along with single-piece body-coloured bumper rising up till the bonnet. Hyundai’s signature grille pattern can be seen on the bumper. In terms of interior, it has floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with smartphone connectivity, wireless charging, ventilated seats, heads-up display and ABS along with EBD.It also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Other features include leather seats, digital instrument console, bi-function LED headlamps, electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, electric parking brake and more. Apart from this, it also has six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, VSM, HAC, disc brakes for all wheels, and a virtual engine sound system.
Hyundai Kona Electric offers a certified range of 452 kilometres on single charge. The battery can be fully charged in seven to eight hours and using a fast-charger can charge the battery up to 80 per cent in under an hour. The portable charger will be able to plug into any three-pin 15 Amp socket and charge for a top up to 50 km in less than three hours. The 7.2 kW wall box chargers can top up the vehicle within one hour of running up to 50 km.
The Hyundai Kona Electric has been launched in India with prices starting at ₹ 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India).