With the new budget plan for the fiscal year 2078/79 already in place, the taxation that the EVs were eligible for, has started to go down already. This is evident with the revised prices of the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Hyundai Ioniq EV. We’ll be focusing on the Hyundai Kona receiving a price cut of NRs.20 Lakhs and 23 Lakhs respectively off its initial pricing. This not only makes these EVs more affordable but also gives SUV buyers a reason to go Electric for their new purchase.
Hyundai Kona Electric Overview:
For starters, the Hyundai Kona shares the same DNA as its gas-powered counterpart and they look pretty much the same. The lines are well sculpted with stylish edges makes up for a confident stance and makes the Hyundai Kona stand out in front of its competitors.
As it is an EV that doesn’t require that big an air intake, the front grille is a closed one which is supposed to help with aerodynamics. Adding up to the matured look is a full-ED twin headlamp and sharp LED DRLS. To the sides, it resembles its SUV category with a muscular shape and defined lines going through the entire body.
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To the back, we can see LED taillamps that blend perfectly with the wave-shaped design. To the inside, the cabin looks premium with high-quality materials and is quite spacious.
You can choose between a 100kW motor drive coupled with a 39.2kWh battery for the regular range option or a 150kW motor with a 64kWh battery for the extended range option to drive the front wheels (all-wheel drive isn’t offered) and is powered by a 64.0-kWh battery pack. The Hyundai Kona gets a peak torque of 395Nm with Automatic transmission. Running the Hyundai Kona EV is a Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) that makes 100kW (120PS) of power.
The regular battery is rated to give you a 312Km range with the 36.2kWh battery and 482Km for the extended range option with a bigger 64kWh battery. The extended range option also gets a 15kW motor that makes 203PS of power.
Hyundai Kona Electric Specs Rundown:
|Motor||Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)|
|Dimension||4180 x 1800 x 1555 mm|
|Max Power||100 kW (Regular Range)|
150 kW (Extended Range)
|Max Torque||395 Nm|
|Top Speed||155 Kmph in Regular Range|
167 Kmph (Extended Range)
|Battery Capacity||39.2 kWh (Regular Range)|
64 kWh in (Extended Range)
|Range||312 Km ( Regular Range)|
482 Km (Extended Range)
|Charging Time||8-10 Hours|
|Tyre||Front: – 215/55R17 – Disc|
Rear : – 215/55R17 – Disc
|Safety System||Airbags, ABS, ESC, HAC|
|Suspension Setup||McPherson Strut and Multi-Link Type|
|Storage Capacity||332 liters|
|Ground Clearance||158 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1535 (Regular) – 1743 KG(Extended)|
|Colors||White, Black, Blue, and Red|
Hyundai Kona EV Features:
- 100kW and 150kW PMSM Motor Option
- 39.2kWh and 64kWh Battery Option
- Discrete Top-Bottom LED DRLs and Headlamps
- LED Rear Lamps
- Smart Key and Push Button Start
- Paddle Shifters
- Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
- 6 Airbags
- Concealed Front Charging Port
- Dual Tone Body Color
- 17-inch Alloy Wheel
- Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold
- 7-inch LED Supervision Cluster
- 7-inch Floating Infotainment System
- KREEL Premium Sound System
- Reverse Parking Sensors
- Rear View Camera
- ABS with ESC
- Hill Assist Control (HAC)
Pricing and Availability:
With the recent price cut, the Hyundai Kona EV costs NRs.56.96 Lakhs (Previously NRs.76.96 Lakhs) for the Regular Range option and NRs. 71.96 (Previously NRs.94.96 Lakhs) Lakhs for the Extended Range.
|Hyundai Kona EV||Variant||Range||New Price (NRs.)||Old Price(NRs)|
|Hyundai Kona EV (Regular Range)||100kW||312Kms||56.96 Lakhs||76.96 Lakhs|
|Hyundai Kona EV (Extended Range)||150kW||482Kms||71.96 Lakhs||94.96 Lakhs|
With this big price cut, the Hyundai Kona EV surely is a mouth-watering option for SUV enthusiasts getting into EV. Would you rather pick an EV or a Gas-Powered one if you were out in the market for an SUV, do let us know via the comments below.