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Old 10th August 2021, 09:15   #211
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Re: Hyundai Kona : Official Review

Hello all,

Am considering ordering the Kona, once the wife is on board (50-50 right now). Checked out the MG ZS which is preferable in many ways but am not sure I want to get into a decade-long relationship with a company that doesn't have a track record in India

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(1) Apart from the Rs 1,50,000 discount, is there any possibility of negotiating further discounts for this niche product?
(2) The insurance estimate seems high at 70-80k for the first year. Is there a way of reducing this?

In case anyone is interested, was told delivery will take 4-6 weeks after down-payment.
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Two questions:

(1) Apart from the Rs 1,50,000 discount, is there any possibility of negotiating further discounts for this niche product?
I don't see Hyundai giving any further discounts. 1.5 lakh rupee discount is decent.

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(2) The insurance estimate seems high at 70-80k for the first year. Is there a way of reducing this?
I paid similar amount on insurance for the first year as I didn't want to risk going for other insurer considering it is an EV and other insurers might not know much about such cars just yet. You can always try bargaining though.

My Kona recently underwent it's 40k kilometer service. I paid around rupees 2.6k for 30k kilometer and 40k kilometer services each. I don't get the point of "service" intervals of EVs at such frequency, but hey, can I complain about paying 2.6k every 10 thousand kilometers?

Interestingly, all of the amount paid goes towards labor service charges of AC filter cleaning/replacement.

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PS : Yes, I'm aware I've been driving the car quite a bit lately.
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Old 11th August 2021, 13:29   #213
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Re: Hyundai Kona : Official Review

Is anyone aware of Kona 2021 launch date in India? as it has been updated internationally last year only but in India they are still selling pre facelift
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I paid similar amount on insurance for the first year as I didn't want to risk going for other insurer considering it is an EV and other insurers might not know much about such cars just yet. You can always try bargaining though.
Thanks - I negotiated it down from 1 lakh, probably can do even better.

Amazing servicing costs, a big part of the reason I want to switch to electric.

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Is anyone aware of Kona 2021 launch date in India? as it has been updated internationally last year only but in India they are still selling pre facelift
Asked the Hyundai dealer, he said he had no idea.

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Old 27th August 2021, 22:53   #215
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Update

The good news is that I took delivery of my silver Kona Electric today. We are all very excited at home. Will put some pictures up soon.

The bad news is that we aren't totally happy. The car was handed to us with 7% charge only, which I think is ridiculous, and the odometer showed the car had travelled 850 km. I asked the salesman about the distance and he said that the car had to drive for some portion of the trip from Chennai to Delhi. Is this remotely plausible?

I know that I got a discount for an older 2020 model, but I didn't expect it to have travelled this much. Any reason for me to be concerned? Did any other Kona buyers have a similar experience?

Also we got only one key fob, is that normal? With my previous car I got two keys.

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Also we got only one key fob, is that normal? With my previous car I got two keys.
Car should have indeed came with 2 keys. Do ask the dealership and escalate the issue if you don't get the second key.

Anyway, here's the total maintenance expenditure I have made on my car in last 65 thousand kilometers and around 1 year 4 months.
Interestingly, expenses related exclusively to EV come out to be Rs.13k so that's around Rs. 0.2/km and no, brake pads haven't been changed yet as most of the heavy lifting is done by regenerative braking.

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Anyway, here's the total maintenance expenditure I have made on my car in last 65 thousand kilometers and around 1 year 4 months.
Interestingly, expenses related exclusively to EV come out to be Rs.13k so that's around Rs. 0.2/km and no, brake pads haven't been changed yet as most of the heavy lifting is done by regenerative braking.
Yeah they called a few days later and gave me the second key.

I see you have a software update on 23/9/21. Care to tell me which version you have? My software version is OSEV.EUR.SOP.V095.190509.DAU_A and firmware is OSEV.EUR.283.181123.MICOM.DL and I've had no updates since I got the car. Want to make sure I have the latest updates.
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Want to make sure I have the latest updates.
Yes thatís the same software and firmware version my car is running on.

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Re: Hyundai Kona : Official Review

Are there any updates about Hyundai launching the facelifted Kona in India?
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Are there any updates about Hyundai launching the facelifted Kona in India?
Hyundai india plans to launch facelifted Kona by end of 2022 or early 2023
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Old 21st May 2022, 05:24   #221
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Hyundai india plans to launch facelifted Kona by end of 2022 or early 2023
Updated information on electric Kona facelift itís not coming strange indeed.
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Re: Hyundai Kona : Official Review

While we are still awaiting for kona electric facelift in india, it seems we are the only market where the latest version of the kona electric isn’t offered even nepal gets the latest version.

Meanwhile hyundai india dispatched 179 units of kona electric in June, highest ever monthly numbers till date from its launch way back in July 2019 ,is this the sign that facelift is coming hope so.

Kona electric sales in india are expected to reach 1000 units by next month.

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Re: Hyundai Kona : Official Review

Hyundai india completed 1000 unit dispatches of Kona electric from launch way back in 2019 July.

Hyundai india started its 2022 Hyundai kona electric campaign but still no signs of facelift kona electric for Indian market.

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Hyundai india completed 1000 unit dispatches of Kona electric from launch way back in 2019 July.

Hyundai india started its 2022 Hyundai kona electric campaign but still no signs of facelift kona electric for Indian market.

Data compiled from AutoPundtiz.com
I don't understand how Hyundai can call this 2022 Kona electric, when the rest of the world has been getting a facelifted version since late 2020. I've been waiting for the facelift version since last year. This renaming exercise seems really ridiculous on Hyundai's part. Not even a single feature has been added or changed from what was launched way back in 2019 apart from change in colours. Now we have even more limited options to choose from.

Or I guess Hyundai is focusing mostly on launching Ioniq instead of bringing a facelift. But then, Ioniq will be pretty expensive luxury version of an electric car. We do deserve a Kona EV competing with likes of ZS EV and Tata Nexon EV.
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I don't understand how Hyundai can call this 2022 Kona electric, when the rest of the world has been getting a facelifted version since late 2020. I've been waiting for the facelift version since last year. This renaming exercise seems really ridiculous on Hyundai's part. Not even a single feature has been added or changed from what was launched way back in 2019 apart from change in colours. Now we have even more limited options to choose from.

Or I guess Hyundai is focusing mostly on launching Ioniq instead of bringing a facelift. But then, Ioniq will be pretty expensive luxury version of an electric car. We do deserve a Kona EV competing with likes of ZS EV and Tata Nexon EV.

So,true itís been a agonising wait for Kona ev facelift still hopeful may be by auto expo or this festive season.
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