Dispatched in July 2019, the Hyundai Kona Electric was the first electric vehicle in Quite a while from a standard carmaker. The Kona Electric was internationally refreshed with a midlife facelift in November 2020 and this model is scheduled to go to our shores at some point in 2022. The following are five things that you need to think about the Hyundai Kona Electric facelift.
Outside plan changes
The most far-reaching update to the Kona Electric facelift is to its outside styling. Forthright, the most emotional change is the finished expulsion of the grille, giving it a much smoother look, befitting an EV. The headlamps have additionally been re-profiled and look keener and sleeker.
While the side profile and back remain for the most part unaltered, what is imminent is that the facelifted model wears far lesser body cladding contrasted with its archetype. The wheel curves are done in body tone and the guards have been quietly updated. It additionally rides on a bunch of new composite wheels.
Inside and highlights update
Updates to the inside are not as far-reaching as the outside. Notwithstanding, the facelifted Kona Electric presently gets a 10.25-inch advanced instrument group as standard. The infotainment screen has likewise gone from an 8.0-inch unit to a 10.25 one. The general dashboard configuration stays pretty much something very similar.
Hyundai has likewise refreshed the BlueLink associated vehicle tech to bring extra administrations, for example, voice control, remote charging to profit from off-top energy rates, and distant environment control to preheat the vehicle in case it’s connected. It additionally got a heap of new security highlights including blindspot help, back cross-traffic help, safe leave cautioning, and eCall, which consequently alarms crisis administrations in case of a mishap.
Precisely, the Hyundai Kona Electric’s remaining parts are indistinguishable from the pre-facelift model. All around the world, the Kona Electric is fueled by a 39.2kWh battery and a 136hp engine for a 304km territory or a 64kWh battery and a 204hp engine for a 483km territory.
The Indian pre-facelift model accompanied the lower-spec 39.2kWh battery and 136hp electric engine. It stays not yet clear if Hyundai uses this chance to offer the bigger battery with the facelift in India.
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric to come to India as CKD
The pre-facelift Kona Electric was brought to India as a CKD unit, yet with a little degree of restriction to hold the cost under tight restraints. Moreover, the facelifted model will likewise be privately gathered from imported units.
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: rivals
At the point when the Kona Electric was first dispatched in Quite a while, it was the main EV of its sort and didn’t have any immediate adversaries. In any case, the market has developed since and the Kona Electric presently matches the MG ZS EV, which sits in a comparative value range.
The Kona Electric will likewise see extra contest from its kin, the Kia e-Niro, which is relied upon to go discounted in India by 2023 and will be privately gathered also. The facelifted model will along these lines have its opposition appropriately cut out.