Tata Nexon EV Vs Hyundai Kona Electric (Photo Credit: File Photo/Twitter)
Tata Motors has recently unveiled its much-awaited Nexon electric vehicle in India. The price for the upcoming EV is expected to range somewhere between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 17 lakh. After the launch in India, Tata Nexon EV will compete against Hyundai Kona EV. It is to be noted that Hyundai Kona Electric was launched in India on July 10, 2019. News Nation brings you the comparison between Tata Nexon EV and Hyundai Kona Electric on the basis of specifications and features.
Tata Nexon EV
The Nexon electric, which will be made available in XM, XZ+, and XZ+ LUX trims, will come equipped with the company's latest Ziptron electric powertrain technology.
The Nexon electric will be powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet AC motor that belts out 129 hp and 245 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to an automatic transmission.
The upcoming electric car will include a 30.2 kWh high energy density lithium-ion battery pack, which will be liquid-cooled and IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. The battery also complies with the AIS-048, nail penetration test. Its casing is impact resistant.
The Nexon EV will be charged up to 80 per cent in an hour using a DC fast charger. Also, it can be charged up to 80 per cent with a standard 15A home socket in eight hours. The Nexon EV will have a range of more than 300 km. The Nexon EV will have a warranty of eight years or 1.60 lakh kilometres on the battery.
Features on the upcoming electric car will include contrast automatic headlamps, automatic rain-sensing wipers, dual-tone roof, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, premium leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fully automatic climate control, keyless entry & push-button start and sunroof.
Hyundai Kona comes equipped with an impressive design with a closed-off front grille having an intaglio pattern with an integrated charging port and twin headlight design. It further comes with LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED rear lamps and 17-inch alloy wheels. Other features include roof rails and rear spoiler.
It gets monotone colour options such as Marina Blue, Phantom Black, Polar White, and Typhoon Silver. There is Polar White with Phantom Black roof dual-tone option as well.
On the interior, the Hyundai Kona gets a premium cabin with leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a soft-touch dashboard. Also, there is a multi-function steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls. It further has touchscreen infotainment which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Features like electric sunroof, front ventilated and heated seats, 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support, electric parking brake with auto hold and fully automatic temperature control (FATC) adds to the luxury quotient of Hyundai Kona.
Hyundai Kona comes in two battery options i.e. 39.2 kWh and 64.0 kWh. The power and torque output in standard trim is 136 hp and 395 Nm respectively. The electric SUV has a top speed of 155 kmph, while an ARAI-certified range of Kona is 452 kms per full charge. Powering the motor is a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery with liquid-cooling technology. The SUV gets Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport driving modes and is capable of making 0-100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds. Hyundai Kona has a 3-year/unlimited kms warranty along with 3 years of roadside assistance. There is an 8-year/1.60 lakh kms warranty on the battery. Besides, Hyundai is offering 24x7 emergency roadside assistance and service vehicle to vehicle charging support.
Hyundai Kona can be charged up to 80 per cent in 57 minutes through the DC Quick Charger CCS Type 2 (50 kW). The carmaker will also provide two chargers with Kona i.e. a 7.2 kW AC Wall Box Charger and a 2.8 kW Portable Charger. The 7.2 kW AC Wall Box Charger will take around 6 hours and 10 minutes for a full charge, while the 2.8 kW Portable Charger will take 19 hours to completely charge the battery.
In India, Hyundai Kona costs Rs 23.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India).