Hyundai Kona Iron Man EV unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo. The EV has claimed driving range of upto 390 kms.
The second largest automaker of the country has revealed its Hyundai Kona Iron Man EV at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The Korean carmaker has confirmed that it aims to introduce this SUV next year in India. This showcase also marks Kona EV’s global unveil and Hyundai’s first electric offering in the country.
Hyundai Kona SUV has been showcased with a new drivetrain which renders the rumors surrounding the incorporation of Ioniq drivetrain redundant. The electric SUV also gets the options of two different battery packs. The extended range package can deliver a claimed driving range of upto 390 kms.
As far as the interiors of the car are concerned, we expect to find a touchscreen infotainment system which is also on offer in the global market. These features were only available on the IC engine models of the Kona. Even though this will be a completely knocked down version, the EV will be offered exclusively in an automatic transmission variant.
The underpinnings of Hyundai Kona EV is based on the Elantra platform. Hyundai Kona was showcased in the EV avatar at the ongoing expo and the Hyundai did not confirm whether the petrol and diesel variants, which are already on sale in the global markets will also make their way to India.
Kona will be Hyundai’s entry into the compact e-SUV segment. When launched Kona EV will sit between the next generation Hyundai Creta and the flagship Tucson SUV. As far as the dimensions of the upcoming EV are concerned, it has been confirmed that Kona EV is 105mm shorter, in terms of wheelbase and 20 mm wider than Creta.
With the Indian government pushing all-electric mobility by the year 2030, it is safe to assume that Kona and other e-SUVs like Maruti’s e-Survivor will replace the likes of Jeep Compas and Hyundai Tucson upon launch.