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Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Discontinued In India | Best Car In 2024 ?

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Hyundai India aims to put electric vehicles (EVs) on an equal playing field and win over India’s savvy drivers with its electric SUV equipped with cutting-edge features such as Apple Pay that allow payments using only your smartphone.

Unfortunately, Hyundai’s Kona could never gain much traction due to outdated interiors and its crossover design in a market which prefers SUVs. Hyundai is now gearing up to release the Creta EV.

SUV Discontinued | 1. Discontinuation of Kona EV in India

Hyundai India has discontinued their Kona Electric SUV to make way for their Creta EV which will arrive here in 2025. The Kona Electric was first unveiled here back in 2019 as its inaugural all-electric offering.

Kona EV offers an impressive 270 mile range on a single charge and boasts various convenient features that enhance life on the road, such as its head-up display which projects speed, navigation commands and warnings directly in front of you so you can focus on driving without interruptions from outside information.

It also features power-assisted steering and adjustable recuperative braking for added control, plus it offers plenty of passenger and cargo space. Inside is comfortable yet well-appointed with soft touch materials throughout for maximum practicality and smart features such as wireless smartphone charging pads.

However, Hyundai’s Kona didn’t perform particularly well due to its outdated interior design and being sold during an era when more people favored SUVs than crossovers. Furthermore, no updates were ever provided over its lifecycle. Now Hyundai is prepping for the launch of their locally assembled Creta EV and has removed Kona EV from their website to make way for it; production for it should begin locally around January 2025.

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SUV Discontinued | 2. Launch of Creta EV

Hyundai India began 2024 in an impressive manner by unveiling the Creta facelift, and plans to maintain this momentum into 2025 with an all-new Creta EV. The all-electric SUV will mark Hyundai India’s inaugural high performance SUV from their N division and feature a 2.0 litre turbocharged GDI engine capable of producing up to 280 PS (276 HP; 206 kW) and 289 lb-ft (392 Nm; 210 kW).

The company has quietly removed the Kona Electric from their website, suggesting they are getting ready for the launch of the Creta EV. This model should feature more spacious interior space and be built on an improved platform to provide better range, with multiple driving modes including one called N Mode that boost torque output for faster acceleration.

The Creta EV has been seen on numerous occasions both overseas and in India, and it is expected to feature the same premium design language found on its ICE counterpart. Competitors for this SUV include models like the MG ZS EV, Tata Curvv, BYD Atto 3 and Maruti Suzuki eVX; in 2023 a three-row Alcazar EV will follow shortly afterwards, set to rival Maruti Suzuki Xylo/MG Comet models.

SUV Discontinued | 3. Ioniq 5 EV in India

The IONIQ 5 electric car stands out as more than just another electric vehicle; it makes a statement about modern mobility with its distinct blend of design, tech and performance that not only stands out but is also intriguing and engaging.SUV Discontinued

The i-Pedal setup features three levels of regen, with the highest setting being disruptive enough to give a driving sensation of one pedal driving. Furthermore, this vehicle can power appliances inside and outside of its cabin if its battery exceeds 80 percent capacity; charging times with fast chargers vary between 18 minutes on an 350kW fast charger or 6 hours 55 minutes using its 11kW AC adapter are provided as options.SUV Discontinued

Inside, this car features two 12.3-inch connected screens for infotainment and navigation, in addition to features like wireless phone charging capabilities, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof and dual-zone climate control. Furthermore, six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC) and advanced driver assistance systems ensure its safety.

Hyundai India recently quietly removed the Kona Electric from their website, signaling its shift toward Creta EV as their mass-market electric SUV that may launch as early as early 2025.SUV Discontinued

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SUV Discontinued | 4. CRETA EV in 2025

Hyundai announced today that by 2025 it will introduce the Creta EV SUV to India as their first mass-market EV offering, competing against such offerings as MG ZS EV, Maruti eVX and others in this space.SUV Discontinued

The CRETA EV will be powered by a single front-mounted electric motor producing 138hp and 255Nm of torque, coupled with a 45kWh battery pack which should offer north of 400km on one full charge. Additionally, features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats and Level 2 ADAS will be standard on this e-SUV.SUV Discontinued

An electric vehicle will feature an entirely unique grille design and bumper from its ICE counterpart, according to spy images. Furthermore, there will be an unusual center console design featuring a drive mode selector stalk mounted on the steering wheel as well as two 12.3-inch displays for navigation, infotainment and vehicle settings.SUV Discontinued

Hyundai will release the CRETA EV in several color choices including Polar White, Phantom Black and Fiery Red with Phantom Black roof. Both manual and automatic transmission options will be offered; prices will range between Rs 25-30 lakh making this Hyundai’s key competitor in India’s EV market.SUV Discontinued

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