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Hyundai Kona Electric Car India Launch Highlights: Launched at Rs 25.30 lakh

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Car Launch in India Live Updates: The Hyundai Kona all-electric SUV comes with a 39.2 kWh battery pack. It promises a range of 452 km on a single charge and can juice up to 80 per cent in a matter of 57 minutes when plugged into a 50 kW DC fast charger.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Car Launch Live, Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Price

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Launch Live - The Hyundai Kona electric SUV has been launched today in India. The South Korean automaker's first all-electric SUV has been launched in India at a price of Rs 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom). The same is going to arrive in India via the CKD route and is going to be assembled at the automaker's facility in Chennai. Currently, the Hyundai Kona does not face any direct competition in the Indian market. However, it will face the heat from the MG eZS SUV when the same makes its entry in our market later this year. The Kona electric comes with a 39.2 kWh battery pack that promises an ARAI certified range of 452 km on a full charge. Hyundai says that this EV can go from 0 to 100 km/h in a matter of 9.7 seconds. When plugged into a 50 kW DC fast charger, it will take just 57 minutes for the batteries to juice up to 80 per cent. However, a 7.2 kW AC charger will charge the batteries to the full in a matter of 6 hours and 10 minutes.

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13:42 (IST)09 Jul 2019
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13:40 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Special EV managers at service stations

Hyundai is going to allocate special EV care managers to facilitate customers at the dealerships. In addition to this, the company is also going to provide emergency roadside assistance in which vehicle to vehicle charging support will also be offered.

13:33 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai ties up with IOCL to provide charging infrastructure for the Kona EV

Hyundai has tied up with IOCL to provide the required charging infrastructure for the Kona EV. As part of this, initially, the automaker will establish 4 charging station across 4 metropolitan cities of India. The same will be expanded at a later stage. 

13:25 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai to offer two chargers along with the Kona EV

Hyundai is going to provide Kona owners with two chargers. These will include a portable charger and an AC Wall Box Charger. The portable charger can be plugged into a normal 3 Pin 15 Amp socket. With the help of the same, one can charge the Kona EV for a quick top-up offering 50 km of range in less than 3 hours. On the other hand, the AC Wall Box Charger which is a 7.2 kWh can do the same in a matter of 1 hour.

13:13 (IST)09 Jul 2019
What safety features does the Hyundai Creta offers?

Apart from using high-strength steel, the Hyundai Kona comes with several active and passive safety features. The list includes six airbags (dual front, side and curtain), Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Assist Control, rear camera with guidelines, tyre pressure monitoring system, all-disk brakes along with virtual engine sound system for pedestrian awareness.

12:53 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai Kona electric to be offered in these colour options

The Hyundai Kona electric SUV is going to be offered in four different single colour tone options. These are namely Phantom Black, Polar White, Marina Blue and Typhoon Silver. Along with this, there is a dual-tone colour option on offer as well. This is the Polar White with Phantom Black roof.

12:43 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Prices are out!

Prices of the Hyundai Kona electric SUV are out! Hyundai's first all-electric SUV is going to cost Rs 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom). At the moment, the Kona will not have direct competition. However, the same will face rivalry with the upcoming MG eZs which is set to launch in India later this year.

12:38 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai Kona electric SUV breaks cover!

Here it is, in flesh. The Hyundai Kona electric breaks cover in India. Prices of this all-electric SUV to be revealed soon. Stay tuned! What do you think about the looks of this SUV? Do let us know in the comment section below. 

12:35 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Where can you buy the Hyundai Kona Electric in India?

Initially, the Hyundai Koan electric SUV will be available across 15 Hyundai dealers in 11 cities in India. Hyundai says that it has tied up with IOCL to provide charging infrastructure. A total of 4 different charging stations will come up at the initial stage across four major metropolitan cities of India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. 

12:26 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai Kona electric SUV feature list

The Hyundai Kona EV is going to offer a plethora of features and creature comforts. These include leather upholstery, soft-touch materials on the dashboard, digital instrument cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel, smart electric sunroof, front ventilated and heated seats, power adjustable driver's seat, a 17.77 ccm floating type infotainment system to name a few.

12:23 (IST)09 Jul 2019
What are the unique features of the Hyundai Kona electric?

The Hyundai Kona electric SUV is going to offer the following unique features. These are driving modes which include Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sports. In addition to this, it comes with paddle shifters for regulating the regenerative braking. Furthermore, it comes with Smart Eco Pedal Guide, utility mode, an option of driver only air-conditioning along with one pedal driving.

12:17 (IST)09 Jul 2019
What is the warranty on this all-electric SUV?

Hyundai says that it is going to offer 3 years, unlimited kilometre on the Kona EV in India. In addition to this, the company is going to offer 8 years up to 160,000 kilometres on the high-voltage battery. 

12:09 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai Kona electric SUV to offer different driving modes

The Hyundai Kona electric SUV is going to offer different driving modes. These include namely Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport. By altering these driving modes, the power delivery from the electric motor can be altered. In the Sports mode, the motor will offer maximum performance. Similarly, the Eco+ and Eco modes will focus on providing the maximum range.

12:04 (IST)09 Jul 2019
India-spec Hyundai Kona to get 39.2 kWh battery pack

It is confirmed! The India-spec Hyundai Kona is going to come with the 39.2 kWh battery pack. The electric motor in the same will produce an equivalent of 136 hp of power along with 395 Nm of peak torque. It is paired to a single speed automatic transmission. Hyundai says that the Hyundai Kona will do 0 to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds.  The company says that the Kona will promise a range of 452 km (ARAI certified).

11:41 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai Kona electric SUV to get the following safety features

The international-spec Hyundai Kona comes with radar-based safety features. These Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist (standard), Lane Following Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning including Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning. The India-spec model is going to come with six airbags, ABS with EBD, HAC, VSM, tyre pressure monitoring system, all wheel disk brakes along with a rear camera.

11:29 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Dimensionally, the Hyundai Kona EV is smaller than the Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Kona EV measures 4,180 mm in length (15 mm more than the regular Kona), 1,800 mm in width (20 mm more than the regular Kona )and 1,570 mm in height. This EV has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. While its boot capacity stands at 332-litres.

11:15 (IST)09 Jul 2019
The Hyundai Kona EV will come with a decent equipment list

In terms of its features and creature comforts, the India-spec Hyundai Kona EV is going to match its international counterpart. As a result of this, its feature list will include LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights along with LED tail-lamps. The SUV comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, roof-rails and wing mirror mounted turn indicators. On the inside, this all-electric SUV will offer automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system loaded with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, wireless charging, steering mounted audio controls to name a few.

10:58 (IST)09 Jul 2019
What range does this all-electric SUV offers?

The Hyundai Kona electric SUV promises to offer a decent range, both for the 39.2 kWh and the 64 kWh battery pack. For the former, when fully charged, the range stands at 312 km, while for the latter, it stands at 482 km according to the WLTP cycle. In a recent teaser released by Hyundai, the company promises that the Kona EV will offer an ARAI certified range of 452 km. Hyundai is likely to provide charging infrastructure along with the vehicle with the help of which you can easily charge this SUV either at your home or office.

10:51 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Here are the power figures of the Hyundai Kona EV

The electric motor in the 39.2 kWh battery pack produces an equivalent of 136 hp of power along with 395 Nm of peak torque. In comparison, the one in the 64 kWh battery pack churns out 203 hp of power along with 395 Nm of peak torque. Both these are mated to a single speed automatic transmission.

10:40 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Kona EV to charge in the same time as a smartphone!

In a recent teaser video, Hyundai says that the charging time of the Kona EV is the same as that of a smartphone. For the 39.2 kWh battery pack, when plugged into a 100 kW DC fast charger, the battery pack of the Kona takes 50 minutes to charge up to 80 per cent. However, if plugged into a 7.2 kW AC charger, it will take 6.5 hours to juice up this EV's battery. For the 64 kWh battery pack, the figures stand at 54 minutes and 9.35 hours respectively.

10:30 (IST)09 Jul 2019
To face no direct competition initially

The expected price range of the Hyundai Kona is around the mark of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. Currently, India does not have an all-electric vehicle in this price bracket. As a result of this, initially, the Hyundai Kona will not face any direct competition. However, later this year, MG Motors is going to launch its first all-electric SUV i.e. the eZS in the Indian market. The same is also expected to fall in between the range of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh and hence will stand as a rival to the Hyundai Kona EV.

10:25 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai Kona EV comes with two battery packs

The Hyundai Kona electric, in the international markets, is available with two different battery packs. One is the 39.2 kWh while the other is the 64 kWh. So far, Hyundai has not confirmed which out of these two will be available for the Indian market. However, we expect the automaker to bring in the 39.2 kWh battery pack in order to keep the prices low. 

10:18 (IST)09 Jul 2019
Hyundai all set to launch its first all-electric car today in India

The Hyundai Kona EV will be the South Korean automaker's first all-electric car for the Indian market. The same is not going to be a mass-market product. Since this EV is coming to India through the CKD route, its prices are likely to fall somewhere close to the Rs 25 lakh mark. The same will be assembled at the automaker's plant in Chennai.

At the moment, the Hyundai Kona electric does not face any direct competition in the Indian market. However, by the end of this year, MG Motors is going to launch its first all-electric SUV in our country. The same is expected to be priced in a similar bracket as that of the Kona EV and hence will stand as a possible competitor to the same.

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