The electric car space in India is expanding quickly with all manufacturers wanting a piece of the action. For mainstream cars like SUVs, it began two years back with the Hyundai Kona. The brand launched this car in India 2 years ago and has found many takers for this EV. It’s been targeted at very niche demographic. The facelift is going to make sure that audience is kept interested. The 2021 Hyundai Kona electric facelift is going to have a lot of changes in terms of design and will additionally receive some updates in terms of features.
2021 Hyundai Kona electric facelift Design
In terms of design, the whole front of the car is brand new. The design of the bumper has changed. The closed grille design along with the charging port looks much more cleaner. The headlamps are too redesigned and stretch around the bumper of the car and join the wheel arches. The lower grille now gets satin touches. The rear to gets these enhancements. The car looks and feels more fresh now with this update. We hope Hyundai will offer more color options to buyers with this facelift.
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The Kona will as before get two variant options as before – Premium and Dual Tone.
2021 Hyundai Kona electric facelift Interior
The 2021 Hyundai Kona electric facelift is equipped with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, while an optional 10.25-inch AVN screen is carried over from the last update that India did not recive. This big touch screen will be really better than the current unit in the Kona electric. This unit incorporates multimedia and convenience features including Bluelink®, Hyundai LIVE Services and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, further democratising advanced connectivity for Hyundai drivers. Customers who select the eight-inch Display Audio system can wirelessly connect their smartphones to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Kona also gets new ambient light features that illuminates the passenger and driver side footwell.
Battery and Driving Range
The 2021 Kona Hyundai Kona Electric offers two different zero-emissions battery electric powertrains. The long-range version with a 64 kWh battery features an electric motor which delivers maximum power of 204 PS (150 kW), accelerating the Kona Electric to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds. The basic version has a battery capacity of 39.2 kWh, with the motor delivering 136 PS (100 kW), accelerating to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds. The long-range battery version provides a maximum speed of 167 km/h, with the standard-range battery version offering 155 km/h. Both powertrain versions deliver 395 Nm of immediate torque.
Price, launch and competition
While there is no word on the official launch of the car, it should be coming to the market somewhere mid 2021 before the August. Pricing for the car will be the same at Rs 25 lakhs to Rs 26 lakhs. The competition as of now is the MG ZS EV for the Kona. But we are seeing Indian manufactures like Tata and Mahindra getting more cheaper electric this year too.
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