With the entire world marching towards having a future with 100% electric vehicles within a decade or two, it is a given that major manufacturers start to mass-produce electric vehicles. While there are companies that solely produce electric vehicles and no gas-run cars, there are several traditional fuel-run car companies like Hyundai who have been rolling out EVs alongside their fuel-run counterparts. One of such cars by Hyundai is the Hyundai Kona Electric.

In early 2022, Hyundai announced the launch of the electric version of its subcompact SUV, Kona. Despite the SUV being an electric version of a fuel-run car, the specifications of the Kona Electric are very similar to its gas-run version. Moreover, the only difference there is is the way the SUV is powered. So, without further adieu, let’s have a look at whether the Hyundai Kona Electric is worthy of being your next car.

Battery Capacity 64.0 kWh
Range415 Km
Top Speed155 Kmph
Charging time9.25 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V1.07 Hrs Charge Time @ 440V
Max power201 hp at 3600 rpm
Max torque395 Nm
Safety systemAirbags, ABS, HAC, ESC
Suspension SetupMcPherson Strut and Multi-Link Type
Seating5 seater
Number of Doors4
Storage Capacity332 Litres
MotorPermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Drive TypeFWD
Dimension4205 x 1800 x 1555 mm
Ground Clearance158 mm
Wheel SIze17 x 17 in
Front/Back tireP215/55R17 – Disc
Kerb Weight1685 – 1743 kg
HeadlampsTwin LED Headlamp, LED DRL
ColorsLunar WhiteLunar White with Black RoofPulse Red with Black RoofBlue Wave with Black RoofCactus Fern with Black RoofUltra BlackGalactic Gray with Black Roof
PriceStarting from NRs 50,57,000

Hyundai Kona Power and Performance

Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona Electric is powered by a 64.0 kWh battery and runs on a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor otherwise known as the PMSM. The electric motor equals 201 hp and can allow the SUV to get from zero to 60mph in 6.4 seconds. This is 0.2 seconds faster than its regular fuel counterpart.

You can charge the subcompact SUV at the comfort of your home. With a 220-240V supply of electricity, you can easily charge the vehicle overnight. The full charge of the Kona 2022 will last you a smooth 415 km range of driving. However, the performance is certain to be affected because of the traffic in the city.

Furthermore, with the plans for extensive installation of fast-charging stations around Kathmandu valley and different cities of Nepal, you need not worry about running out of battery as the Kona Electric can be charged at a DC Fast-Charging Station.

Hyundai Kona Safety, Driving Assistance Features

Safety is supposed to be the top priority of vehicle manufacturers. Because of this, all the vehicles manufactured are supposed to be equipped with top-notch safety system. So, the Hyundai Kona Electric also comes with a security system that will keep you safe and protect you from harm in case of an accident.

Hyundai Kona

From smart autobreaking system to parking sensors, the Kona is equipped with them all. In addition, the SUV features an active crash sensor which will then automatically dispatch the airbags in case of a crash. Moreover, the semicompatible SUV includes seatbelts and seatbelt warning system to ensure all the passengers are safe at all times.

Interior Design, Comfort, and Entertainment

Hyundai Kona

Today, we seek comfort in everything we own. Vehicles today have been made with the utmost comfort that can be affordable to people. Airconditioning system, heating system, comfortable seats are some of the features we look for in our everyday vehicle. The Hyundai Kona Electric proudly boasts all of the above mentioned features and more.

The 5-seater Electric SUV’s interior is made out of quality materials. The rear seating area and the cargo boot is not as spacious but as it is a subcompact SUV, it is not that bad. Moreover, as the rear seating area has a foldable design, you can easily expand your storage space to more than twice.

No one wants their journey, no matter how long or short, to be boring. So, the Kona Electric has been fit with a touchscreen (8.0 inches to 10.3 inches display) infotainment system that can support Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. Moreover, the SUV comes with a standard six-speaker system which can be upgraded to an eight-speaker Infinity audio system.