Kia’s New Electric SUV Will Run 220 Kms In Single Charge! (Launch Date, Price, USPs)
Hyundai And Kia Coming Together
As part of this, Hyundai and Kia, together will bring in the Ioniq 5 and EV6 respectively to the domestic scenes around next year.
Along with this, the facelifted Hyundai Kona is planned followed by a host of new zero-emission vehicles.
Reports suggest that the next generation Kona Electric could be part of the Ioniq family and could be dubbed the Ioniq 2, Ioniq 3 or Ioniq 4.
Basically, the Ioniq 5 and EV6 are based on the South Korean auto major’s first dedicated EV architecture, the E-GMP.
Since skateboard is modular and flexible, so will give rise to EVs of different body types in the future globally.
What To Expect?
Reportedly, Hyundai, being the second-largest car producer in India, has long been reported to be working on a mass-market EV for India.
Now, it seems that Kia has also joined the party.
Further, the report describes the details on what the duo will target and their body style.
The development suggests that there will electric SUVs and they could be positioned in the sub Rs. 15 lakh price bracket against Tata Nexon EV.
Similarly, the Tata Nexon EV, the Hyundai and Kia electrified SUVs will have a driving range of around 200 to 220 km in a single charge in real-world conditions.
They will have small battery packs in comparison to the dedicated EVs.
That could be positioned competitively against the Nexon EV and to benefit from the FAME scheme.
So far, no other details of them are divulged except that they will have a high ground clearance for greater practicality.
It would be interesting to see if the Hyundai and Kia EVs will have any commonalities with the Venue and Sonet in terms of design and features.
As Nexon EV is India’s top-selling passenger EV with more than 10,000 unit sales, is based on the regular ICE-powered Nexon.
For now, the developmental duties on them have begun. They are only expected to launch in 2024 based on a low-cost skateboard platform.