February 1, 2019: Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd, the authorized distributor of Hyundai motors in Nepal, has launched a new electric vehicle, Kona EV.
The newly launched vehicle is the first fully-electric subcompact SUV that features a unique exterior design with a dedicated center console in the interior for intuitive operation of the shift-by-wire module.
The new EV generates power of 135 PS. The front wheels are powered by a 39.2-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. It has impressive electric driving range of over 300 kilometers (inclusive of regenerative braking effect) on a single charge. The main features of Kona EV include discrete top-bottom LED DRLs and headlamps, concealed front charge port, LED rear lamps, electric parking brake (EPB) with autohold, paddle shifter, heated and ventilated front seats, wireless phone charger, six airbags (front and side, thorax and pelvis), hill assist control (HAC) etc.
The introductory price for the car in Nepal is Rs 5.19 million.