A petrol station is probably the most unexpected place for the fully electric facelift Hyundai Kona to be seen but it’s not what you think. Apparently, they were only there to fill their tyres up instead.

The fully electric Hyundai Kona is set to be launched in Malaysia before the end of 2021, following the introduction of the facelift Kona last year. When the fully electric Kona is launched, it will be Hyundai’s first fully-electric offering.

The 1.6 Turbo N Line was launched last year in July while the 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated variants were introduced in April. The turbocharged model starts from RM146,888 while the 2.0-models are priced from RM119,888.

The electric Kona comes with two battery sizes – 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh. The former offers 305 km of electric driving range while the larger 64 kWh battery returns 484 km.

Charging takes about six hours and nine hours for the 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh battery with a 7.2 kW charger. With a quicker 10.5 kW charger, charging time is reduced to about four and six hours respectively.

As for output, the model with the 39.2 kWh battery comes with 136 hp and 395 Nm while the 64 kWh model gets 204 hp and also 395 Nm. 0 to 100 km/h is done in 9.9 seconds for the former while the latter does it in 7.9 seconds. Top speed is up to 167 km/h.


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