Hyundai Kona EV launch in India has been speculated for quite a long time in the country. Now, the Indian subsidiary of the South Korean automaker has confirmed the launch to take place by mid- 2019 and the automaker is all set to bring 1000 units of the electric SUV in the country to be priced under INR 30 lakh. To debut in India as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit, the Hyundai Kona electric SUV will also be assembled here at Hyundai’s Chennai plant. The Kona EV was first previewed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and made its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
Since India is becoming growing market for electric vehicles, Hyundai aims to sell 1000 units of the Kona EV within a year of its launch. Later, the manufacturer will bring more units of the same in the country based on the response. However, there is a catch as Hyundai will sell the Kona EV initially in top-10 metro cities before moving towards other cities in India. Apart from the Kona EV, Hyundai is also preparing to bring the electric and hybrid version of the Kona.