26 May 2019: Hyundai Kona EV to launch in India on July 9
The subcompact SUV will join the likes of Hyundai's Creta and the recently launched Venue.
Notably, it will be India's first all-electric long-range crossover and will be locally assembled through completely knocked down (CKD) route.
Looks: Let's have a look at the car
In terms of looks, the Hyundai Kona EV comes with a distinctive design sporting sharp-edged stylish bumpers, rain-sensing wipers, and an attractive paint job.
For lighting, it houses twin LED auto headlamps with daytime running lights and LED taillamps.
Further, the car runs on 17-inch alloy wheels with a wheelbase of 2,600mm.
Interiors: Inside the cabin
Inside the cabin, the Hyundai Kona EV offers attractive interiors featuring leather upholstery, ventilated seats, and a multi-function steering wheel with power steering capabilities.
Coming to the electronics part, it sports an 8-inch touchscreen panel with satellite navigation, 8-speaker KRELL sound system with a subwoofer, and a bunch of new-age features like real-time traffic updates, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Engine: Power and Performance
Globally, the Hyundai Kona EV is available in two electric motor options: 100kW motor and a 150kW unit.
The 100kW motor has a range of 289km and churns out 136PS of power while the 150kW unit with a range of 450km is capable of producing 204PS of power.
Both the power units are mated to electronic transmission.
Safety: Hyundai Kona EV: On the road
For braking performance, the Hyundai Kona EV features ABS along with EBD and cruise control for better grip on the road.
Further, it offers a bunch of advanced safety features including forward collision-avoidance assist, blind spot detection, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) and much more.
The subcompact SUV also packs six airbags along with child safety locks.
Fact: And, what about pricing?
As far as pricing is concerned, the Hyundai Kona EV is expected to arrive at a price of around Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. However, the complete details about pricing and availability will be shared by the company at the launch event itself.