Hyundai Launches India’s First Fully Electric SUV – KONA Electric

S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL at the launch of India's First Fully Electric SUV-Hyundai KONA Electric..JPG

Hyundai Motor India has launched India’s First Fully Electric SUV- KONA Electric. The company says it is a true expression of Hyundai’s Advanced Technology in Eco and Clean Mobility and will appeal to Consumers with its active, eco-focused lifestyle. It will offer a Youthful Design, Sporty Driving and Advanced Technology offering First long Range Green SUV with 452 Kms/Charge.

‘KONA’ Electric is named after the idyllic west-coast region of the Big Island of Hawaii. The KONA region is famous among endurance triathletes and thrill-seeking travellers, and this energetic image is further reflected in the innovative and distinctive design of this eco-focused 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, S.S. Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said “India is ushering into a new era with Clean and Connected Mobility. We are committed to the Government’s vision of ‘Shared’, ‘Connected’ and ‘Clean’ Mobility. Hyundai is leading the future mobility solutions globally and will bring in the most relevant technology in the clean mobility space in the Indian market. 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.”

“The KONA Electric is the ‘The New Normal’ as it is the First Long Range Green SUV with 452 Kms/Charge (ARAI Certified) enhancing the customer confidence towards Electric mobility. KONA Electric has received worldwide recognition and will be the most conducive e-vehicle for the Indian market. The Electric SUV showcases strengths of its SUV model combined with the advanced innovative technology of an electric powertrain.” he added

Key Feature Highlights

Exterior Interior Infotainment Comfort & Convenience Safety EV Unique Features
·      Bi- Function LED Headlamps

·      Rear Skid Plate

·      R17 Alloy Wheels

·      Rear Spoiler with HMSL

·      Sporty Roof Rails


·      Leather Seats

·      Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

·      Premium soft touch pad on dashboard

·      Metal Pedals

·      Digital Instrument Cluster with Supervision


·      17.77cm touchscreen display audio with Radio, USB & AUX

·      Charge Management

·      Energy Information

·      Energy Consumption

·      Steering Mounted Audio & Bluetooth Controls

·      Apple Carplay

·      Android Auto

·      Voice Recognition

·     Smart Electric Sunroof

·     Button type Shift by wire Technology

·     Front Ventilated & Heated Seats

·     10-way Power Driver Seat with Lumbar Support

·     Electric Parking Brake with Autohold

·     FATC


·      6 Airbags

·      ABS with EBD

·      ESC

·      VSM

·      HAC

·      Rear Camera with Guideline

·      Tire Pressure Monitoring System (High Line)

·      All Disc Brakes

·      Virtual Engine sound System

·   Drive Mode Select – ECO/ECO+, COMFORT & SPORT

·   Paddle Shifters for Adjustable Regenerative Braking

·   One Pedal Driving

·   Smart Eco Pedal Guide

·   Option of Driver only air conditioning

·   Utility Mode


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