The Hyundai Kona Electric SUV will soon launch in the Indian market in the coming days. The all-new SUV will become the first all-electric SUV in India when it launches officially next month. Before the Kona EV arrives in India, here is a review of the car from Australia, where the car has already been launched.
The video review by CarTell.tv reveals all about the upcoming Kona EV. It should be noted that even the regular Kona SUV is available in the Australian market. The video first shows the exterior of the Kona. The front grille of the Kona EV is quite unique. In fact, there is no grille at all. It gets a self-designed pattern on the grille that looks quite unique and modern. The car also gets the split headlamp set-up, which can be seen on the cars like Hyundai Venue and Tata Harrier in the Indian market. The EV rides on 17-inch wheels. Overall, the Kona EV looks very aggressive from all around.
The charging port for the Kona is located behind the front grille and a flap opens up to reveal the same. It also gets front parking sensors, that ensures that the car does not hit the other objects in front and get damaged from the front.
The Kona EV available in the Australian market gets a 64 kWh Lithium-ion Polymer battery pack that powers an electric motor. The motor itself generates a maximum of 201 PS and 395 Nm. According to the WLTP cycle, the Kona EV can do a maximum of 449 km on a single full charge, which is quite a lot. We are not sure if the same version will be launched in the Indian market too. The Kona EV in this configuration does a 0-100 km/h run in just 7.6 seconds.
The Kona EV gets a fast charging option too. In regular charging, it takes 9 hours 35 minutes to charge completely while in fast charging, the car can charge up to 80% in just 54 minutes and takes 75 minutes to charge completely. The Kona EV gets a single speed transmission that can be controlled by the buttons on the central console. However, it gets paddle shifters that can be used to adjust the amount of regenerative braking. This feature allows the car to brake harder or softer depending on your choice when you lift the foot from the throttle.
The electric car does not generate any noise but Hyundai has added an artificial sound for the safety of the pedestrians. The car gets a long list of features like HUD, glass panoramic roof, wireless charging, heated steering wheel, cooled and heated seats and more. However, the space in the rear seat can be a problem for adults.