Electric cars are not get so many attention world wide because of various reasons like ,bad pickup, hard to find service station,high cost. But World changing rapidly & due to high rate of pollution every car maker now plans to move on the electric one. Now Hyundai moves one step forward by reveling it’s first car as electric SUV in India name as Kona but the main problem which arises during purchasing of electric cars are high taxation on Electric vehicles , high after maintenance cost as well as high manufacturing cost.Let’s see Hyundai Kona will successful or not by it’s first electric vehicle.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the most selling SUV of India with the amazing sells of 1.4 lakhs in India only. But from a long time Vitara Brezza did not update it’s design, specification etc.. , at the result strong competitors like Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV 500 try to take over the position of most selling compact SUV. It’s also true that SUV segment are mostly preferred by Indians instead of compact SUV because of more space & features & Maruti Suzuki did not have any SUV so Maruti now think to launch Vitara Brezza as an SUV with some modification in design, engine & dimension also.
Design & Looks of Hyundai Kona & Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 2019:
Well Electric cars have been design differently as compared to IC engine vehicles & you also feel some difference in the shape of hood, interior space,& dimension also & definitely space in terms of head room & leg room is more in the electric vehicle because of elimination of heavy component of IC engine. Yes the design of Kona looks futuristic with LED’s DRl’s on the top with turn indicators & LED projectors at the bottom. While fog lamp can not seen in the design leaked by Hyundai. Side frame consist of chrome door handles with black finish on the wheel housing. Hopefully 16/17 inches of diamond cut alloy wheels can be expected from Kona while revealing it’s specification. Overall design is almost same as previous Kona as launched world wide.
Vitara Brezza now changed into muscular look with rounded type headlamps along with LED projectors. Typical grill design of Maruti is now changed with some chrome treatment lining & rounded fog lamp at the bottom with LED DRL.Side look is no longer under sub 4 meter, it can extended from 3995 meter to 4200 meter. Pretty cool but even though it’s an SUV but it’s length is still shortest as compared with it’s competitors like Hyundai Creta which is 4.26 meter in length & Kia Seltos which is 4.35 meter in length. Side look is now more dominant with some specially design curves. Back view also feature with some changes like oval shape tail lamps with some cut’s from edges which look’s quit fascinating. But major change is that Tail lamps is now available with LED lightning, Rear glass is now equipped with rain sensing wipers.
Engine & Power of Vitara Brezza:
Well Maruti don’t have lot’s of options in terms of engine because they have only 1.5 litre powerful engine in every maruti car like Ertiga & Ciaz, so they planned to install 1.5 litre petrol engine & 1.2 litre diesel engine with turbocharger which enhance it’s power so thumbs up for Maruti for that work. 1.5 litre of petrol engine produces 110 BHP of power with 300 Nm of torque & 1.2 litre engine produces 89 BHP of power with 220 Nm of torque. So ultimately in terms of power Brezza is not extraordinary but overall average score of 4.0 star out of 5.
Is Electric Kona gives us such performance & power as IC engines:
Definitely you will see the difference in terms of power when you will drive the electric vehicle but Kona will give you another level experience by it’s fantastic acceleration from(0-100 km/h) in just 9.7 s & it’s equal to a Tata Tiago pickup. The main advantage of Kona while driving is it’s different modes during different conditions. ECO,Sport,Normal mode, these modes will help to drive differently like sport’s mode helps you for quick pick up, Eco mode helps you to achieve maximum efficiency & city mode called as normal mode.
Weight of the battery’s & motors are less comparatively so definitely a weight of electric SUV equals to a sedan. These batteries provided 136 Ps of power same as 1.3 litre petrol engine so it’s a very positive step of Hyundai to introduce electric vehicle in India.
In the interior pedal shifters are used in the case if you want quick pick up or favorable while driving on mountains because automatic shift will not gives you quick pick up while driving. Along with that Ventilated seats are available which ensure your back portion don’t catch seat while driving.
Pricing of Hyundai Kona
Pricing of Hyundai Kona starts from 22 lakhs & goes up to 26 lakhs
Definitely you will see lot of variation in pricing because LITHIUM ION BATTERY used to power the car are very costly so if Kona comes with petrol/diesel engine than price may vary from 15-18 lakhs.
Maruti not reveal its new Vitara Brezza pricing but yes it may vary in between 12-18 Lakhs Rs.