14Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai has already expressed its desire to launch the electric version of the Kona SUV that would be the South Korean auto major’s effort to grab a chunk of the Indian EV market. With the Indian government gearing up to introduce pure electric mobility across the country by 2030, The Kona EV could play a crucial role for the brand.
While the regular version of this SUV is ready to hit the domestic market sometime next year, expect the electric powered model to arrive here by 2020. Speaking about the Hyundai Kona EV, it would feature identical design as the regular model. However, there could be some distinctive features as well making it different compared to the standard model with combustion engine.
The Hyundai Kona appears with a really unique design that grabs attention at the very first glance. It sports some key design elements that are very different than the conventional Hyundai models. The Hyundai Kona features headlamps positioned lower than their conventional position and the LED daytime running lights positioned separately on top of the headlamps.
Apart from that, a large black front grille with chrome trim, a muscular bumper with neatly positioned unique shaped fog lamps, black cladding are there. Also, it gets sporty alloy wheels, black cladding, side sill, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area, a nicely curved roofline glossy black finish and roof rails, roof spoiler at back, wraparound sleek and sharp LED taillights and a chunky bumper with black cladding.
The overall appearance of the Hyundai Kona EV is going to be very attractive indeed, just like the regular model. Inside the cabin too, Hyundai Kona EB would share the same design and features as the regular car. It is based on a new platform, therefore we expect the battery on under the floor of the EV won’t minimise the space for the occupants. Expect several upmarket features to be there.
On the powertrain front, Hyundai Kona EV will get an efficient battery pack offering long range and a powerful electric motor. Expect the SUV to offer around 390 km running range as this is going to be a key element for the success of the EV. Hyundai is planning to uncover the SUV in the first half of 2018. The India-spec model could be priced at around Rs. 22 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Expected India Launch: 2019
Expected India Price: Rs. 22 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)