Hyundai Kona Electric

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HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC

INTRODUCTION

Hyundai has launched its first electric car, known as Kona Electric in the market. It is basically a fully electric version of the “Kona” which is sold in other countries. The Kona Electric will please to those who are looking for a premium electric SUV. The design of the Hyundai Kona Electric is striking with the split headlamps. This electric SUV offers different driving modes and excellent performance.

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

The first thing that you will notice about the Hyundai Kona Electric is that there is no distinctive grille in the front as it is an electric vehicle. Integrated with the body, the grille is designed and optimized for superior aerodynamics. Also, the front grille houses the charging port. The upper part houses the LED DRL’s and turn indicators whereas the lower houses the LED headlamps. Speaking of the side profile, the wheel arches are filled by massive 16-inch alloy wheels which are specially designed for aerodynamics. The roof rails, LED tail lamps and the skid plate enhances the rear profile of the SUV.

 

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

The Hyundai Kona Electric interior looks premium because of the leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather seats. Hyundai has used soft touch material on the dashboard which enhances the quality of the cabin. The paddles and the inside door handles have a metal finish. For the added convenience of the driver, the instrument cluster is all digital and shows all the important information, as well as the driver seat, is 10-way adjustable with lumbar support. Speaking about the infotainment system, the Kone Electric comes with a 17.77cm touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The output of 4 speakers and 2 tweeters will keep the passengers entertained on the go. The driver also gets the audio and Bluetooth controls on the steering wheel so that he doesn’t need to take his eyes off the road. Moreover, there is cruise control, heated ORVM’s, sunroof and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

 

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

Hyundai Kona Electric specifications include a Lithium-ion Polymer battery with a capacity of 39.2kWh. This battery is capable of producing 134bhp and a massive 395Nm of torque which is available instantly when you tap on the accelerator. This power is transferred to the front wheels through a button type Shift-by-Wire Technology.

 

BRAKING, HANDLING, SAFETY , MILEAGE

Braking and Safety

Braking duties are handled by disc brakes in the front as well as at the rear. Hyundai has given special attention to the safety department by providing a lot of safety features to the SUV. The Kona Electric comes with 6 airbags, rear parking sensors with dynamic guidelines and seatbelt reminder(driver+passenger). Moreover, there is Vehicle stability control, hill assist control, ESC and ABS with EBD. Hyundai has also given a tyre pressure monitoring system and virtual engine sound for the safety of the pedestrians.

Performance and Handling

The performance of the electric SUV is great due to the massive torque. The Kona Electric is able to do a sprint to 100kmph in just 9.7 seconds. The handling of the vehicle is great due to the stiff suspension.

 Mileage

Hyundai Kona Electric range is 452km according to the ARA

PRACTICALITY

PRACTICALITY

The Kona’s interior has a light and airy feel and the lack of gearlever between the seats adds to the sense of spaciousness. Front-seat occupants are well looked-after, with comfortable chairs that offer a wide range of manual adjustment in all but the top-spec Premium SE, which has powered seats.

Even in the rear, the seats are reasonably roomy, and there’s certainly enough space for children or teenagers. Trying to cram a pair of six-footers in the back with tall front-seat occupants is a bit of an ask though, as knee and legroom will be tight. In other respects, the interior is practical, with roomy door bins and plenty of storage.

The Kona’s boot space is on a par with rivals like the Nissan Juke, and there are 334 litres to play with when the rear seats are in place. More practical (non-electric) rivals such as the SEAT Arona and Citroen C3 Aircross offer a lot more, though – the latter has up to 520 litres.

You can drop the 60:40 split-folding rear bench in the Kona, but the seats don’t fold completely flat, which further limits ultimate practicality. That said, with the seats dropped, luggage volume goes up to a roomy 1,164 litres.

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

From a practicality perspective, the Kona isn’t as spacious or well thought-out as some of its rivals and the boot may feel pretty small to some users – or indeed anyone who looks in the back of a SEAT Arona. But the Kona is just about big enough to manage a family of four, and it has a good safety package too.

Kona Electric Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 23.85 Lakh onwards
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 154kmph.

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Specifications of Hyundai Kona Electric

Engine & Transmission
Engine Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Fuel Type Electric
Max Motor Performance 134 bhp 395 Nm
Power Consumption / Mileage 11.53 Km/kWh
Driving Range 452 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Automatic - Not Applicable Gears, Sport Mode
Emission Standard BS 6
Battery 39.2 kWh, Lithium Ion Polymer, 327 Volt,Battery Placed Under Floor Pan
Battery charging 6.1 Hrs @ 220 Volt, 57 Mins Fast Charging
Electric Motor 1 Permanent magnet synchronous Placed At Front Axle
Others Regenerative Braking, Pure Electric Driving Mode
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4180 mm
Width 1800 mm
Height 1570 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Ground Clearance 172 mm
Kerb Weight 1535 kg
Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 332 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension McPherson Strut Type
Rear Suspension Multi-Link
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Minimum Turning Radius 5.3 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Space Saver
Front Tyres 215 / 55 R17
Rear Tyres 215 / 55 R17

Features of Hyundai Kona Electric

Safety

Airbags 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Middle Rear Head Rest Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes
Hill Hold Control Yes
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking With Key
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Climate Control)
Front AC Single Zone, Common Fan Speed Control
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Driver & Co-Driver
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal Only
Parking Assist Reverse Camera with Guidance
Parking Sensors Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 1

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment                                                                                                                                                                                                   10 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leather
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Ventilated Seats Front only
Ventilated Seat Type Heated and cooled
Interiors Single Tone
Interior Colours Black
Rear Armrest With Cup Holder
Folding Rear Seat Full
Split Rear Seat 60:40 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Sunglass Holder Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down Front
One Touch – Up Front
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rear Wiper Yes
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Silver
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured

Exterior

Sunroof / Moonroof Electrically Adjustable
Roof rails Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes

Lighting

Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights Halogen on rear
Headlights LED Projector
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors Driver & Co-Driver
Rear Reading Lamp Yes
Cornering Headlights Active

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Gear Indicator Yes
Tachometer Digital
Instantaneous Consumption Yes

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 3
Warranty (Kilometres) Unlimited

Pros & Cons of Hyundai Kona Electric

Pros of Hyundai Kona Electric

Stand Out Features

  • Silent, yet striking performance.
  • It is feature-rich.
  • 452km driving range.

Cons of Hyundai Kona Electric

Need Improvement

  • Rear seat space.
  • Lack of charging infrastructure.
  • Expensive.

FAQ About Hyundai Kona Electric

What is the price of Kona Electric in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Hyundai Kona Electric in mumbai is ₹ 23.85 Lakh. On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount. You can find the accurate on road price of Maruti Suzuki Swift in your mumbai using this link

Which car is better between Kona Electric vs ZS EV?

Kona Electric is priced at ₹ 23.85 Lakh. It comes with engine which generates of power & 0 Nm of torque. Whereas, ZS EV is priced at ₹ 20.88 Lakh, comes with cc engine which generates bhp of power & Nm of torque.

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for Kona Electric?

Yes, Kona Electric can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 2.38 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations. You can use the car EMI calculator link on

Is there any exchange offer on Kona Electric?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Hyundai showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Hyundai Kona Electric

 

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

 

 

Hyundai Kona Electric Price List

Variants Avg. Ex-Showroom price
Kona Electric Premium

Electric, Automatic,

₹ 23.85 Lakh
Kona Electric Premium Dual Tone             

Electric, Automatic,

₹ 24.1 Lakh

Hyundai Kona Electric Expert Reviews

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