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Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: Yes is Value Priced at 25 Lakh in India

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV: Yes is Value Priced at 25 Lakh in India

Hyundai Kona Electric SUV launched from Rs 25.3 Lakh. Know Key Features, Warranty, Electric Car Range, Speed, Battery Life with Electricity Expenses for Hyundai Kona SUV in India

 

Hyundai Kona - Electric SUV

Hyundai India launched in its first Electric Car for Indian Market and its an SUV. If you are in market for an Electric Car then before Kona was Toyota Prius which is priced at around Rs 45 Lakh and now you have Kona from Hyundai priced at Rs 25.3 Lakh.  The Key Highlights of this Electric SUV

  • Long range of 452 Kms / charge with Option of Fast Charge with 80% Battery can be charged in 1 Hour
  • Although in Dimensions slight short than Creta in length and Width - 4180 mm (length), 1800 mm (Width), 1570 mm (Height) - Creta Petrol is 4270 mm (length). 1780 mm (Width), 1630 mm (Height) but is Kona feel more stylish

  • Advanced Lithium Ion Battery with 39.2 Kwh delivering 136 PS Power making car cover 0 to 100 in just under 10 seconds (to be precise at 9.7 sec)
  • In terms of Ground Clearance - Laden Ground Clearance is 160 mm, expect Unladen to be around 190 mm. Its a Front Wheel Drive SUV with Top Speed of 155 Km/hr
  • 3 Year Unlimited Kms warranty along with 8 Year / 1.6 Lakh km warranty for High Voltage Battery
  • In terms of Key Features and Highlights of it are - LED DRL on top with Bi Function Split Headlight along with 17 Inch Alloys (spare is space saving emergency tyre), Electric Sunroof, All 4 Disc Brakes. Electric Driver Seat, 7 Inch AVN with Android Auto & Apple car play, 6 Airbags, Stability Control, ESP, Cruise Control along with Virtual Engine Sound System (yes its Electric so no sound at all and thus got Virtual Engine Sound System as alert to pedestrian passenger)
  • 4 Drive Mode - Eco, Eco+, Comfort and Sport Mode with One Pedal Driving
  • Also Hyundai will be providing customers 7.2 kW charger that can top-up charge the vehicle within 1 hour for a range of 50 km

Considering Facts

  • Its all Electric, expect Electricity Bill charging at best at Rs 1 per Km (basis present highest electricity rates in Delhi). This will Kona the most Economical in drive
  • Now Government has announced in Income Tax Benefits with Deduction of Interest Paid of upto Rs 1.5 Lakh on Electric Cars
  • State Government announced rebates with Zero road tax on Electric cars in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad. Even Delhi Government on works to soon announce plethora of Incentive for Electric Cars will make Kona really affordable. Considering fact that Diesel SUV in Segment are charged road tax of 14% in Mumbai, this means a saving of Rs 3 Lakh on road tax alone had it been a Diesel SUV. 
  • Been Electric - if you care for Environment - want a car with almost zero NVH, Automatic with Single Pedal, a car which is designed to meet in future with high end safety, styling, convenience features and yes a SUV with raised ground clearance - Hyundai Kona has in all to attract in..

 

Is Hyundai Kona Worth or Overpriced

Electric Cars is what future would be but in present is what Electric Technology is expensive. Kona certainly looks Value priced basis Tax rebates, Features, Electric Car Range and the fact that even though battery warranty is 8 years it will likely last in atleast 2 Lakh Kms or even 10 years if not over-charged. Implies that the car service and maintenance cost would be even further reasonable too

It goes in all to buy this Electric SUV if have budget of around 27 Lakh to 28 Lakh On Road

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