One of the biggest automobile company, Hyundai, is all set to launch its first electric vehicle in India in 2019. The car is going to be based on the Kona SUV. Recently the MD and CEO of Hyundai, Y K Koo, revealed the Korean carmaker’s plan on the introduction of the Kona electric SUV, which is set for a global, unveil later this year.
The Kona will be Hyundai’s first electric vehicle in India.”We will be launching electric vehicles in India from next year. Koo told that, “We feel it is appropriate to begin with SUVs and thus, the Kona will be assembled from completely-knocked down kits.”
But Hyundai officials are still tight-lipped about the details of the upcoming electric SUV. However, it is said that Kona EV’s drive train will be different from the electric Ioniq. The Kona EV is likely to come in two models – one with a longer range than the other along with different battery options. The one with a bigger battery setup is expected to have a 390km range.
The Hyundai Kona is already available in petrol and diesel avatars overseas. However, Hyundai is yet to announce whether the Kona petrol/diesel is India-bound or not. The car is powered by internal combustion engines and is based on the Elantra’s platform.
If launched with a conventional power train, the Kona will fit between the Creta and the Tucson in Hyundai’s India lineup. However, Kona is wider than the Creta by 20mm. On the whole, Kona a more premium offering than Hyundai’s best-selling SUV but this is only if Hyundai plans to launch the Kona with a conventional power train in India.
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