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All-electric Hyundai Kona crossover to offer a driving range of 452km in one single charge

Aditya Chatterjee  | Updated: July 17, 2019, 03:11 PM IST

The Hyundai Kona electric crossover arrives in India on July 9, 2019. In fact, the electric crossover has already reached a select few dealerships, an official launch event is scheduled to take place tomorrow. The prices of Hyundai Kona electric will be announced tomorrow, which we expect will be in the range of Rs 25-30 lakh, ex-showroom in India. At this price, the Hyundai Kona will lock horns with the MG eZS electric SUV which will be launched in India in December 2019. Putting an end to the range anxiety, Hyundai India has confirmed that the all-electric Kona will have a driving range of 452km in one single charge, that has been certified by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India).

The Hyundai Kona will be launched in India on July 9, will be brought to India through the CKD route

The Hyundai Kona will be sold in India through select dealerships, which we believe could be the ones located at metro cities. Hyundai India will be making announcements of its plans related to setting up of charging stations in the country tomorrow at the launch event. The company claims that charging the Kona electric will take the same amount of time as it generally takes to charge a smartphone. This could be the DC fast charging setup that can be installed in any of the parking premises. To make sure the Hyundai Kona electric is priced competitively, it will be brought to the country through the CKD route and not the CBU  way as the latter will make it more expensive.

The Hyundai Kona electric is on offer in two states of tune internationally - one is powered by a 39kWh battery pack while the other is more powerful and uses a 64kWh battery pack

Though internationally, the Hyundai Kona electric is available with an option between 39.2kWh and a 64kWh battery packs. The smaller battery pack can be fully charged in six hours whereas the larger battery pack charged fully in nine hours. Hyundai has confirmed that is the model with the 39.2kWh battery pack that will be launched in India. This unit powers a 134PS and 395Nm electric motor. The company claims an ARAI approved driving range of 452km which should take care of your commute to office for a week. To put it a proper perspective, one can drive from Rohini in Delhi to Amritsar in one single charge. More on how the Hyundai Kona electric feels to drive in real world conditions, here.

The Hyundai Kona electric is sure generate a lot of interest with its packaging, performance and equipment levels

Also read, 

Image gallery: 2019 Hyundai Kona EV SUV

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will be the company's first all-electric model for India

India's first fully electric SUV; KONA Electric "CLEARS THE AIR" around electric vehicles

Also see: Hyundai Kona Electric First Drive Video

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 23.72 Lakhs
Displacement
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Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
136
Max Torque(Nm)
395
Mileage
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