Hyundai Kona Electric
The new Hyundai Kona Electric, a SUV from Hyundai, was launched in India in Jul 2019. Kona Electric has received 87% rating score from our users. Kona Electric is preferred for its mileage and styling.
Hyundai Kona Electric price starts from ₹ 23.84 Lakh in India. Kona Electric is available in 5 colours - Phantom Black, Polar White with Phantom Black roof, Polar White, Titan Grey with Phantom Black Roof, and Fiery Red with Phantom Black roof. Kona Electric seating capacity is 5 People. Kona Electric has received 5 Star (Euro NCAP) star NCAP Rating safety rating.
Kona Electric is available in 2 versions and 1 fuel options - Electric.
Kona Electric competes with MG ZS EV, Tata Nexon EV Max and Hyundai Ioniq 5 in India.
Hyundai Kona Electric Model List
|Kona Electric Model||Price||Key Specs|
|Premium||₹ 23.84 Lakh||Electric|
|Premium Dual Tone||₹ 24.03 Lakh||Electric|
Kona Electric Price
Kona Electric price starts from ₹ 23.84 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 24.03 Lakh. Kona Electric EMI starts from ₹ 48,342. Select city to check Hyundai Kona Electric on-road price.
₹ 23.84 - 24.03 lakh
Avg. Ex-Showroom price
Kona Electric Monthly EMI
₹48,342 for 5 Years
This price includes GST and any state/city entry tax. However, the ex-showroom price does not include RTO, Insurance, Fast tag, and other accessories cost
Road Tax or registration tax This varies from city to city.
The insurance cost on CarTrade covers 1-year comprehensive insurance cost with 95% IDV and 3-year third-party insurance cost.
IDV - it is the max amount you will receive if your vehicle is stolen or completely damaged.
Third-party insurance - If you met with an accident with another vehicle, third-party insurance covers cost against damages to the other vehicle or the owner/driver of the other vehicle. It is helpful in the event of an accident by your mistake.
Insurance is mandatory for every vehicle as per the Indian Govt laws.
The final price you will need to pay to purchase the car in your city. On-road price = ex-showroom price + RTO + Insurance + Fast tag and other accessory charges.
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Hyundai Kona Electric Key Specifications
|₹ 23.84 - 24.03 Lakh|
Driving Range (km)
NCAP Rating (Best - 5 Star)
|5 Star (Euro NCAP) star NCAP Rating|
|3 Years (Unlimited KMs)|
|8 Years or 160000 km|
Charging time at home
|6.1 hours @ 230V|
|4180 mm L X 1800 mm W X 1570 mm H|
Ground Clearance (mm)
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Why would I buy it?
- Interesting looks
- Unique driving experience
- My chance to save the planet
Why would I avoid it?
- Expensive to buy
- Charging infrastructure yet to be sorted
Engine and Performance
Under the hood of the Kona is a 134bhp/395Nm electric motor that’s hooked up to a high voltage 39.2kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. It has driving modes such as Eco+, Eco, Comfort, and Sport. Since we’re at the Buddh International Circuit, a race track, it makes sense to skip straight to the Sport mode. Hmm, how exciting is that? Now, getting off the mark in an electric vehicle means there’s zero drama and zero lag. With the Kona’s throttle pumped down, the response is immediate, leading to some brisk acceleration where 100kmph comes up in a rather hurried 9.7 seconds, as our test gear depicted. Mind you, this is clearly in the fast hatch/sedan territory.
What’s more, the absolute dearth of NVH masks the feeling of speed that we are all so used to from combustion engines. Plus, there are no hiccups while the Kona flashes past 100kmph and crosses 150kmph in the blink of an eye. It only slows down post that. We’d say these feats are commendable for what essentially is an electric city runabout. As for the range, Hyundai claims its Kona can do 452km on a single charge. Although we weren’t able to confirm this, even after going berserk at the race track (the deprived journalists, we) there was a lot of juice left in it. So, if Hyundai’s claims are anything to go by, this figure is certainly adequate since the Kona will predominantly be a city dweller. Charging wise, while the DC quick charger can charge the Kona to 80 per cent in 57 minutes, the 7.2kW Level-II charger takes about 6 hours and 10 minutes.
Ride Quality and Handling
From the little that we drove outside the race track, we can say that Kona’s ride is slightly on the firmer side. At the same time, it was able to absorb some bumpy road sections quite well too. However, it surely remains to be seen how the Kona will behave over tall speed breakers and potholes. In terms of handling, the Kona’s compact footprint combined with the rather taut suspension setup meant it went flat around the bends. The steering itself isn’t exactly feelsome so to say, but if you look on the brighter side, Sport mode adds some artificial heft, and that’s certainly welcome.
Comfort, Convenience, and Features
The all-black inside of the Kona portrays an otherwise uncluttered layout with extravagant use of silver trim to highlight the centre console; it sure can be blinding on a sunny day! I get it; the carmaker intended to do something different in this electric vehicle, but a little less bling with a less shiny shade would have worked. Also, this section has a unique slanting bridge layout that’s completed with some storage space beneath. Sitting high up on the dash is a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers loads of connectivity functions, information regarding the vehicle’s energy flow, and battery-related data.
In terms of seating, the front seats are large and comfy due to proper cushioning and adequate support. Even knee-room at the rear is adequate. However, seating three abreast can be uncomfortable, more so due to the tall floor (battery-pack placement) which robs the occupants of decent thigh support. When it comes to the 334-litre boot space, the fact that it’s quite average means some space management planning will come in handy to carry along more items.
The Kona comes loaded to the teeth with features like auto headlamps with DRLs and cornering lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, an electric driver’s seat with ventilation and heating, and an infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto/voice recognition. It also gets steering mounted audio controls, a sunroof, electric parking brake, paddle shifters, smart key with a push-button start, wireless charging, tilt/telescopic steering, and cruise control. In terms of ownership, there’s a three-year warranty on the car and a very impressive eight year/1.6 lakh kilometres warranty for the battery.
Talking about the safety features in the Hyundai Kona, it comes with six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, vehicle management system, hill assist, rear parking sensors, rear camera with guidelines, and tyre pressure monitoring. That’s not all, it also gets disc brakes on all four wheels, impact sensing door unlock, speed sensing auto door lock, high-speed alert, immobiliser, and ISOFIX mounts.
On the whole, the Kona looks good. Although it has a visually compact footprint, it shows off a wide track and wheelbase which makes for an unmistakably sporty stance. The ultra-sleek DRLs and air dams together make for a rather aggressive fascia; what we’d term as an almost perfect nose. It’s only let down is by the closed grille with a charging port at a corner which ironically gives it the appearance of a toy. Otherwise, the shapely black cladding, skid plates, and large wheels lend this vehicle its much-needed SUV character to stand out from the regular crowd.
The Hyundai Kona can’t be your only car, if that’s what’s crossed your mind. It’s apparent that with the current state of charging affairs/infrastructure, it would not seem prudent to venture out of city limits with an EV. Things could however take a different turn when the government steps-in in the future to add more charging outlets or the related infrastructure. Nevertheless, if you can dish out Rs 25.20 lakh (OTR Mumbai) for a city runabout that’s not just unique, but also an absolute tech-fest, then we feel the Hyundai Kona Electric will have you covered all bases. Ownership included. Way to go, Hyundai!
Pictures by Kapil Angane
Hyundai Kona Electric Variants
Find a list of all 2 electric versions of Hyundai Kona Electric. This table includes Hyundai Kona Electric on-road price which covers all costs like RTO and Insurance.
- 5 Seater
|Kona Electric Versions||Ex-showroom Price||Compare|
Fuel Type: Electric
₹ 23.84 Lakh
Key Features : 6 Airbags, Sunroof, Cruise Control, Push Button Start, Leather Seats
Fuel Type: Electric
₹ 24.03 Lakh
Key Features : 6 Airbags, Sunroof, Cruise Control, Push Button Start, Leather Seats
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About Hyundai Kona Electric
The Hyundai Kona electric has been brought to the country via the CKD route and it is available in one top-of-the-line variant and five colour options. The electric SUV is also be had in dual-colour option.
The new Hyundai Kona EV features LED headlamps, LED DRLs, cornering lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, sporty roof rails and an integrated rear spoiler. Unless you spot the unique grille, you really can’t call it different from any regular compact SUV.
Inside, the model comes equipped with all black interiors, leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, electric sunroof, cruise control, Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition.
The Kona EV is powered by a 39.2 KWh battery pack that claims to provide a range of 452 kms (ARAI certified). The Kona can be fully charged with a standard AC charger in 6 hours and 10 minutes, while the 100 kW DC fast charger enables the battery to be charged to 80 per-cent in just 57 minutes. This battery pack produces 136 PS of power and 395 Nm of torque. These figures enable the vehicle to sprint from 0-100 kmph in 9.7 seconds. The regenerative braking technology helps the user charge the battery by using the electric motor to slow down the vehicle.
User Reviews for Kona Electric
- Good car but it needs few updates and company needs to install more ev stations in India you can’t do long trip on it
- Maintenance 1000 per month
- It's amazing car , very very comfortable to drive and sit.when I was driving I am so happy to buying this car
- Maintenance 100 per month
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Quick Facts about Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric, a SUV, is available from ₹ 23.84 - 24.03 Lakh in India. Hyundai offers the latest Kona Electric in 2 versions in India. The base model Premium starts at ₹ 23.84 Lakh in Delhi and the top model Premium Dual Tone priced at ₹ 24.03 Lakh in Delhi. If you are looking for 5 seater car then you should consider Kona Electric.
Kona Electric comes in 2 Electric version (s).
The Electric version comes with 39.2kWh battery and generates power. It can drive 452Km on full charge.
Hyundai Kona Electric comes in 5 colors which include Phantom Black, Polar White with Phantom Black roof, Polar White, Titan Grey with Phantom Black Roof, and Fiery Red with Phantom Black roof.
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|Hyundai Kona Electric||MG ZS EV||Tata Nexon EV Max||Hyundai Ioniq 5|
|Price||₹ 23.84 Lakh||₹ 23.38 Lakh||₹ 16.49 Lakh||₹ 45.95 Lakh|
|Safety Rating||5 Star (Euro NCAP)||5 Star (Euro NCAP)||5 Star (Global NCAP)||5 Star (Euro NCAP)|
|Boot Space||332 litres||448 litres||350 litres||531 litres|
|Ground Clearance||172 mm||-||205 mm||163 mm|
|Size||4180 mm L X 1800 mm W X 1570 mm H||4323 mm L X 1809 mm W X 1649 mm H||3993 mm L X 1811 mm W X 1616 mm H||4635 mm L X 1890 mm W X 1625 mm H|
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