Hyundai Motor India today launched Kona electric SUV for an introductory price of Rs 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom). Hyundai Kona will be available in Phantom Black, Polar White, Marina Blue and Typhoon Silver monotone colour options and Polar White with Phantom Black roof dual-tone paint scheme. Customers will have to pay Rs 20,000 extra for the dual-tone colour option.

Hyundai Kona electric SUV boasts of a very futuristic design with a unique front grille having intaglio pattern and integrated charging port. There is a split-type headlamp set-up with LED headlights and LED DRLs. The rear has LED tail lights and skid plates. The electric four-wheeler gets aero-tuned flared fenders, roof rails and 17-inch alloy wheels as well. The slim brake lights, turn indicators and reverse lamps are in a separated configuration.

Inside the cabin of Hyundai Kona, the buyers will come across features like shift-by-wire drive controls, 17.77 cm touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, digital instrument cluster with supervision and multi-function steering wheel. Other features include 10-way power driver seat, front ventilated seats in leather, automatic AC, smart key with push-button, smartphone wireless charging and electric sunroof.

Hyundai Kona electric SUV gets a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor and it is powered by a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The motor makes 136 PS and 395 Nm of peak torque. It can make 0-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds. There are four driving modes -- Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport. There are paddle shifters for adjustable regenerative braking. The ARAI-certified range of Kona is 452 kms on a single full charge.

Hyundai Motor India is providing a warranty of three years with the Kona electric SUV. Also, there is a warranty of eight years and up to 1.60 lakh kms for the battery pack. You can refer to our first drive review of Hyundai Kona to know the electric better.

So far as charging Hyundai Kona is concerned, the electric SUV can be charged 80 per cent in 57 minutes with DC quick charger using the CCS Type II port, while a 7.2 kW level-II charger takes 6 hours and 10 minutes, according to the company. Hyundai Motor India will provide two chargers with Kona. There will be a portable charger that can be plugged into any normal 3-pin 15-Amp socket and it will be capable of providing a top-up range of 50 kms in less than three hours. The AC Wall Box charger will be able to provide a range of 50 kms within a single hour. Hyundai EV dealers will support the customers in installing the sockets at their premises.

According to the company, it is also working with IOCL for development of infrastructure to provide fast charging facilities at fuel stations in select cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.

With regard to the safety features, Hyundai Kona electric SUV will have six airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill assist control (HAC), rear camera with guideline, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and virtual engine sound system.

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