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Hyundai Kona Electric SUV launched: Price, specs in India

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV launched: Price, specs in India

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV has been launched in India at ₹25.3 lakh (ex-showroom). The company said the Kona Electric, which made its global debut last year at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, focuses on modern SUV styling, high electric range, dynamic performance, and EV unique third space. The car, of course, offers a variety of unique features; one of them is the virtual engine sound system that generates an engine sound when the car is in motion to ensure pedestrian safety. Also, the company says the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV's running cost is 1/5th of that associated with an equivalent petrol vehicle.

The South Korean carmaker's first fully electric SUV in India, the Kona Electric features a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) that puts out a maximum power of 134 bhp and 395 Nm of peak torque. The car gets a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, which, as we had previously informed you, is retailed as the Hyundai Kona Electric Lite in international markets. What's interesting is that despite the smaller battery, the India-spec version of the Kona Electric offers an ARAI-certified driving range of 452 km/charge -- this is nearly on a par with the international-spec 64kWh model that is claimed to deliver a driving range of 482 km on a single charge. And before we forget, the car goes from 0-100 km.h in just 9.7 seconds.

For charging infrastructure, Hyundai India has partnered with Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) to set up public EV chargers across the latter's select outlets. Furthermore, the company will assign a dedicated EV care manager to each Hyundai Kona EV buyer to ensure a high quality experience.

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV in India - Dimensions

Length4,180 mm
Width1,800 mm
Height1,570 mm
Wheelbase2,600 mm

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV in India - Specs


TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Power134 bhp
Torque395 Nm
Acceleration (0-100 km.h)9.7 seconds


TypeLithium-ion Polymer
Capacity39.2 kWh
AC Charging (0-100%)6 hours 10 minutes (approx.)
DC Charging (0-80%)57 minutes (approx.)

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV in India - Exterior Features

  • Bi-function LED headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler with HMSL
  • Roof rails

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV in India - Interior Features

  • Leather seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Soft touch pad on dashboard
  • Digital instrument cluster with supervision

Kona Electric SUV - Infotainment Features

  • 17.77 cm touchscreen
  • Charge management
  • Energy information and consumption
  • Steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Voice recognition

Kona Electric SUV - Comfort and Convenience Features

  • Smart electric sunroof
  • Button type shift-by-wire technology
  • Front ventilated and heated seats
  • 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Electric parking brake with Autohold

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV in India - Safety Features

  • Six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Rear camera with guidelines
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (High line)
  • Virtual engine sound system

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV in India - Other Features

  • Drive mode select: Eco/Eco+, Comfort, and Sport
  • Paddle shifters for adjustable regenerative braking
  • One pedal driving
  • Smart eco pedal guide
  • Option of driver only air conditioning
  • Utility mode

Kona Electric SUV - Colour Options

  • Polar White
  • Typhoon Silver
  • Marina Blue
  • Phantom Black
  • Polar White with Phantom Black Roof

Hyundai will also offer the Kona Electric with a warranty of three years and unlimited kilometres along with a warranty of eight years and up to 160,000 km for the high voltage battery.

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