Ahead of the launch of the new Kona facelift, Hyundai is offering huge benefits for buyers of this electric SUV. Accordingly, the customers can save up to Rs 1.5 lakh when buying this vehicle.
Hyundai announced earlier that from the beginning of this year, it would increase the prices of all its vehicles in India. The price hike has been applied from January 1st. Fortunately, along with new price increments, Hyundai has offered some attractive discounts across its vehicle line-up within the first month of 2021. Hyundai Kona EV is one of the models to be offered with attractive offers.
Hyundai Kona EV is about to receive a facelift this year. In order to clear the old stock, Hyundai might want to offer some benefits to attract the buyers. It is worth to note that the offer is only available for the 2020 Hyundai Kona made in 2020. The discounts for the Kona EV, including cash discount, corporate discount and exchange bonus, add up to Rs 50,000. Other than that, the customers can get additional benefits for an optional paint job, which can save up to Rs 1.5 lakh.
At its current form, the Hyundai Kona EV’s electric motor sources power from a 39.2 kWh battery. This electric motor is capable of putting out 134BHP of peak power and 395Nm of peak torque. This powertrain can pull the electric SUV forward from idle to 100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds. In addition, Hyundai provides four driving models for the Kona EV, namely, Eco, Eco Plus, Comfort and Sport. There are also paddle shifters for controlling the regenerative braking system. The claimed ARAI range of the Kona EV is rated at 4532 km per charge. This specification can be translated to 350-360 km in real life.
As far as the charging method is concerned, the Hyundai Kona EV is available with three charging options, including a 50 kW fast charger, a 7.2 kW AC charger and a 2.8 kW portable charger. The first option allows the EV to be charged up to 80 per cent in less than one hour. On the other hand, the AC charger which can be installed at home takes six hours to complete the charging. It takes even more time to charge using the portable charger.
At its earlier stage, the Hyundai Kona EV was virtually the first one of its kind. However, the electric SUV segment was later seen the arrival of MG ZS EV and Tata Nexon EV. The Nexon EV, in particular, has emerged as a force to reckon with. It has oversold Hyundai Kona EV in our market. To reverse the situation, Hyundai is planning to bring the updated Hyundai Kona which was launched globally earlier to the Indian market. With the revised version, Hyundai expects to see the Kona regain its leading position in the electric SUV space. Besides the Hyundai Kona EV, Hyundai also offers various discounts across its portfolio, ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh.