2023 Hyundai Kona Electric unveiled with impressive features, including 490km range


  • Hyundai Kona 2023 has been unvielied
  • The company is yet to announce the pricing of the same

Hyundai has officially released details of the 2023 Kona Electric, a redesigned EV crossover that promises a WLTP range of up to 490km on a single charge. The new model has been developed through an EV-to-ICE process and will be available in both standard and long-range versions, with features like the dual-screen dashboard, LED lighting, ADAS, and an electronic gear selector. Read through to learn more.

The company is yet to reveal the price of the 2023 Kona Electric for the global markets, and it might debut in India with the growth of the passenger EV segment. Despite expectations for a facelift of the outgoing Hyundai Kona Electric in India last year, the newer model has yet to be released. Instead, Hyundai has introduced the more expensive Hyundai IONIQ 5 to the Indian market.

As a result, the Korean manufacturer may directly replace the ageing Hyundai Kona Electric with the 2023 redesigned Kona Electric, which is expected to have a higher range and skip the facelift altogether. The price of the new 2023 model is expected to increase by a few lakhs due to the additional range and features.

2023 Hyundai Kona Electric: Upgrades You Must Know

The newly launched premium-looking 2023 Kona Electric has two battery pack options — a 48.4kWh and a 65.4kWh battery. Both the options have larger capacities and more powerful motors than the outgoing model’s 39.2kWh battery pack. The larger battery pack delivers a WLTP tested 490km of range on a single charge. The vehicle now also features one-pedal driving through its regenerative braking system and a vehicle-to-load feature.

The 48.4kWh battery pack of the 2023 Kona Electric is paired with a motor that can generate 153hp and 250Nm of torque, while the larger 65.4kWh battery pack option has a motor that produces 215hp and 255Nm of torque.

Furthermore, the EV gets two 12.3-inch infotainment systems, keyless entry, 8 speakers from Bose sound system to make your drives interesting, ADAS and more.