Hyundai Launches India’s First Fully Electric SUV– ‘KONA Electric’. Calling it the ‘New Normal’, the SUV is environment-friendly and provides clean mobility.
Hyundai Motor India launched India’s First Fully Electric SUV- KONA Electric. Hyundai KONA is a true expression of Hyundai’s Advanced Technology in Eco & Clean Mobility. Appealing to Consumers with active, eco-focused lifestyle – Hyundai KONA Electric will offer Youthful Design, Sporty Driving and Advanced Technology offering First long Range Green SUV.
KONA Electric’s exterior styling features, Voluminous, Aggressive body styling, Complemented by wide stance for great looks and confident handling in a variety of urban and adventure-oriented driving environments makes it unique.
Commenting at the launch of Hyundai KONA Electric, Mr. S.S. Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India said “India is ushering into a new era with Clean and Connected Mobility. We are committed to Government’s vision of ‘Shared’, ‘Connected’ and ‘Clean’ Mobility. As we embark on the journey of India’s future mobility, the launch of India’s First Fully Electric SUV KONA in India will be a revolutionary and a definitive forward move to change the perspective towards electric cars altogether.”
KONA Electric employs refined aesthetics with organic geometric body forms and sporty contours for a modern, eco-oriented appearance. A wide stance complements its profile, with a long wheelbase and short overhangs, ensuring sporty, nimble handling and control, in addition to delivering superior driving stability at highway speeds.
The front of KONA Electric presents a modern and futuristic design. The Unique front grille with intaglio patterns sets it apart from conventional vehicles. The electric charging port is seamlessly integrated with this grille area for convenient, head-in parking at charging stations. The front view is flanked by aero-tuned flared fenders that enhance its road presence. It’s further enhanced by a separated-headlight design signature, with LED Daytime Running Lights above and high-efficiency LED headlights below.
As with the front LED arrangement, the rear light configuration also creates a unique, signature appearance. The slim brake lights, turn indicators and reverse lamps are in a separated configuration, surrounded by protective skin that begins at the C-pillar garnish. The rear bumper fascia conveys an inverse wave-form design element that simultaneously conveys ruggedness and a future-oriented powertrain.
The car is available in colours as Phantom Black, Polar White, Marina Blue, Typhoon Silver and Polar white with Phantom Black Roof.
The KONA Electric on-board charger is capable of a 7.2 kW rate of charge for rapid recharging characteristics. An 80% charge can be achieved in 57 minutes with DC quick charger. For charging convenience, the charging port is located in the front grille area for head-in parking ease whenever charging is needed.
KONA Electric offers differentiated driving modes (Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport). In Sport mode, there is a greater emphasis on acceleration, while Eco+ and Eco modes progressively prioritize range over performance.
The long wheelbase, short overhangs and wide track create a planted stance that results in exceptional agility in urban environments with enhanced linear stability and ride comfort.
All KONA Electric also models employ a sophisticated multi-link rear suspension design for overall agility, ride comfort and stability with minimal ride vs. handling compromises. Its geometry was specially designed for refined body movement on a variety of surfaces. Rear suspension control arm design also minimizes camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range.
KONA Electric offers a full suite of sophisticated technologies paired with user-friendly functionality to keep passengers informed and entertained. The premium infotainment system offers various advanced connectivity features, including standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The standard 17.77cm touchscreen infotainment includes AM/FM/MP3, auxiliary input, voice-command recognition and Rear View Monitor.
KONA Electric offers digital cluster with supervision, power driver’s seat, leather ventilated seats (Front), automatic air conditioning and Smart key with push button start. In a first for the segment, KONA Electric offers smartphone wireless charging. To charge a device, simply place a compatible smartphone on the wireless-charging interface located in the center console storage, recharging without the need for cables.