In the past couple of years, Electric Vehicles (EV) have changed the automobile game. The onset of Tesla and their wave of affordable modern cars have brought on the trend of EVs being used globally.
Now, India has finally tapped into that market as well, with Hyundai jumping the gun to introduce the first, fully-electric, revolutionary new SUV, knows as the Hyundai Kona Electric. Let’s take a look at some of its key highlights.
Affordable and efficient, the new cool!
The biggest selling point of the Hyundai Kona electric carsis how they’ve amalgamated affordability with modern tech. According to Hyundai, the Kona has a mere 90 paise as its running cost per kilometre, whereas a conventional petrol SUV will cost almost five times that. The Kona also has an estimated annual service cost of just Rs. 7,400, and with fast chargers that provide 80% charge within an hour. You can charge it at selective IOC petrol pumps, Hyundai dealerships, or even at home!
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A deal worth a steal
The Kona is first in the line of Hyundai electric cars, but it’s already crushing the competition. The starting price is Rs. 25.3 lakh (ex-showroom), but the running and low maintenance costs promise much lower spending than the usual SUVs in the market. Since it’s been out for almost a year now, you can also avail a used car loanto purchase it second-hand, and the Kona’s premium feel will still not disappoint.
New tech for an immersive experience
Hyundai’s Kona is fully-equipped with new-age techs such as the front bumper’s active air flap, aerodynamically-optimized wheels, the closed grill, and the overall reduced coefficient drag, for a smooth driving experience. Moreover, the conventional gear level has been switched for high-tech buttons that are drive-by-wire, for neutral, forward, park, and reverse, everything on the centre console itself.
Comfortable charging options
Hyundai Kona not only comes with the fast chargers but also a portable charger that can fill up the car in approximately 18 hours. You can even charge at home, where the battery will take six to seven hours to be fully charged up.
Various modes to suit your driving
The Hyundai Kona also comes with four driving modes, the Eco, Comfort, Eco+, and Sport, along with 136 PS power to accelerate from 0-100km/h within 9.7 seconds. With its aerodynamic design and the long distances with just one charge, you will be guaranteed a premium SUV experience.
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Impressed by Hyundai Kona’s features? If you’re looking to get your hands on one, but don’t want to pay the premium price tag, then there are several other alternatives as well. You can opt for a second-hand car loanto purchase a used Hyundai Kona, which will still be in great condition as it has just been a year since the car launched. Many financial institutions offer great loans, one of them being Tata Capital, who offer quick processing, flexible tenures, and attractive used car loan rates. Time to bring home your own Hyundai Kona today!