Hyundai Kona all-electric SUV was recently launched in India with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 25.30 lakh. As the Indian government has reduced the GST rate on electric vehicles from 12% to 5%, Hyundai has dropped the price of the Kona Electric SUV by INR 1.59 Lakh.
The car is now available for INR 23.71 lakh for the standard model, while the dual-tone variant is available for INR 23.91 lakh. The prices mentioned here are ex-showroom India. The brand has received around 130 bookings for the electric SUV since its launch in the country,
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Finance Minister in the Union Budget Announcement suggested a proposal for the GST cut on the e-products so as to promote their use in the Indian community, which will further lead to a much cleaner and better environment to live in.
The government’s main motive is to ensure mass electrification of the cars by the year 2030 and also to push the sales of the electric vehicles in the Indian market. This decision by the government of India has been supported by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
For jogging your memory, powering the Hyundai Kona SUV is a 39.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack capable of churning out a maximum power of 136 HP and a peak torque of 395 Nm. The ARAI certified range of the SUV stands at 452 km while it is known to cover a distance of 0-100 kph in just a duration of 9.7 seconds.
The electric SUV can be charged (80%) in just 57 minutes via a 50 kW DC fast charger while the wall box charger offered by the brand at the time of purchase allows the EV to be charged 100% in 6 hours. Hyundai offers Kona Electric SUV with a standard 3-year/unlimited warranty as well as an 8-year/1.6 lakh kilometre warranty for the battery.