The 2019 Hyundai Kona EV is something that offers you a wide range of features and could be considered in the best electric cars of 2019 list. Know more about Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle price in India, specs, features and review.

Contents of this post-

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona EV Overview
  • What is Kona?
  • 2019 Kona EV Exterior
  • Kona EV Interior
  • Hyundai Kona Features
  • How it feels to charge Kona in a’kona’?
  • How it feels to drive Kona but not in a ‘kona’?
  • Hyundai Kona EV offerings
  • Hyundai Kona EV Price in India
  • Hyundai Kona EV Launch Date in India
Hyundai Kona EV Review
Image: Autocar

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Overview

The Kona EV is something that offers you a wide range of specs. The car is purely designed and makes no sound when turned-on. You all might be thinking that it’s actually dangerous; ” A car which makes no sound when started”. Actually you don’t need to worry about the sounds because it tends to make fake sounds when it senses any human behavior. Moreover, the car is amazing, it gives you a wide space inside too. Now, let’s get to know more about the Kona EV.

So, What Is Kona?

Now, in terms of design–the car is slightly bigger than the i20 and smaller than the Hyundai Creta. This car competes with the likes of the Nissan Leaf, Kia Seltos, etc.

Hyundai Kona 2019 Exterior India

The car appears to be a large hatchback with a crossover-like design rather than an SUV. The 17-inch wheels look very stylish and so do the slim LED tail-lights Its split headlamps setup with slim indicators atop the LED projector looks sharp. What’s unique is that in place of an air dam seen in other cars, the Kona also gets a neat body panel showcasing a ‘positive charge’ pattern. And what’s cool is that this section also adds up a charging socket. The Kona has been given a fair bit of SUV-like treatment with roof rails, beefy body cladding and has a generous ground clearance of 172mm. However, despite that, its shorter height and swoopy windows give it a silhouette of a raised i20 Active rather than a Creta. Even its dimensions are relatively compact and measuring 4,180mm in length and has a longer wheelbase too.

Hyundai Kona 2019 Interior India

Hyundai Kona EV India  Interior Image
Image: Hyundai

From the interior–the car is simply designed for someone especially looking for comfort. Yes, this car provides you with sunroof, wireless charging pad, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an amazing infotainment cluster. The steering and some of the switchgear are shared with the cheaper Venue SUV, and fit-finish is largely good. There’s a nice, soft-touch panel on the dashboard fascia, but the plastics in the car is pretty hard though. Moreover, the quality seems fine and the digital instrument cluster is easy on the eyes. The floating touchscreen’s interface is slick and pure and it even gets physical shortcut buttons to run through the menus, but it sticks out like a sore thumb. Curiously, the Blue Link sim-based connectivity tech that was recently introduced with the Venue hasn’t been made available on the Kona. The silver buttons for climate control feel great to use and break the all-black monotone theme. And just like the new Honda CR-V, the transmission uses a rather simple set of buttons; this arrangement helps liberate storage space on the console, and there’s even a large storage shelf beneath it. From the interior, this car is simply designed for someone especially looking for comfort. Read more here.

What’s in the rear cabin

The door cavity is a bit narrow, and because of the raised floor height just to accommodate the battery pack, you’re seated quite low, in a knees-up position. The knee and legroom are tight, and there’s no space under the front seats for passengers to tuck their feet in. Its 332-litre boot is large enough to fit-in a family’s weekend luggage, and the 2019 Hyundai Kona gets a space-saver beneath the boot floor.

What’s in the front cabin

In the front, the driver gets electric adjust, and both the seats are ventilated; it gets a heating function too. While the seats are wide, side bolstering isn’t so generous, and because of the sunroof, front headroom for taller occupants is a bit tight. Rearward visibility is slightly compromised too due to the slim rear windscreen.

Hyundai Kona 2019 India Features

The Kona is loaded with standard safety kit which includes 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, and hill-start assist, all expected in a car of this class. Premium kit includes automatic LED lights, 17-inch alloys, a sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, tyre pressure monitor, digital instrument cluster, auto-dimming mirror, cruise control and a 10-way powered driver’s seat . What’s really unique on the Kona is that climate control has a function that lets you channel air only in the driver region.

How it feels to charge the Kona in a ‘kona(Corners-in-Hindi)’

Hyundai Kona Charging
Image: Hyundai

A 7.2kW wall-box charger and a 2.8kW portable charger are provided with the Kona. Hyundai also assists with the installation of the wall box charger and it takes a little over 6 hours to charge the Kona from 0-100 percent. If buyers wish to buy an additional wall box, it’ll cost them around Rs 80,000 in India. The portable charger that’ll fit into any 15 ampere 3-pin socket would take approximately 19 hours to charge the battery completely. There’s even a DC fast-charging option; it can reach almost 80% charge in merely 57-min. However, for the time being, these are few and far between. Indian Oil will have one fast-charging facility in four metro cities, and so will the 15 Hyundai dealers in the 11 cities which would sell the Kona.

How it feels to drive the Kona but not in a ‘kona'(In India)

The Hyundai Kona feels willing to change direction, and although the steering isn’t the sharpest one around, it is light and weights up consistently with speed. Moreover you can adjust the steering according to your height but not according to your reach. Also, because the battery packs are placed below the seats within the wheelbase, the centre of gravity of the car is low, making body roll negligible around corners.

It’s even possible to drive the Kona with just the one pedal- the accelerator, thanks to regenerative braking function. Paddleshifters are offered but they aren’t used to change gears but to alter the intensity of the regenerative braking. Uniquely, it’s even possible to brake and come to a complete halt by pulling the left paddle. The actual brakes feel a bit grabby, but there’s some lull in the pedal feel initially.

Driving modes in the Hyundai Kona

There are four driving modes all of which alter the engine responsiveness as well as the regenerative braking intensity-

  • Eco Plus
  • Eco
  • Comfort
  • Sport

What more does the Hyundai offers you in the Kona EV

With no restriction on the kilometres, Hyundai offers you with a 3-year standard warranty on the Kona. In addition, there’s also a 8-year/1,60,000km warranty on the battery pack. Its battery life is 12-13 years or 2,000 cycles, which means 2,000 full charges from 0-100 percent. Those concerned about regular upkeep would be happy to know that it would cost Rs 7,407 annually to service the Hyundai Kona EV, and that specific training has been imparted to certain dealers.

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Ex-Showroom Price in India

The Hyundai Kona is priced at Rs.25.30L in India. In this price, you’re already getting lots and lots of amazing features.

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Launch Date in India

The Hyundai Kona is going to be launched on August 2019 in India.

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