Hyundai and Kia, two South Korean sister firms, have a slew of new items planned for India. While Hyundai is expected to enter the compact MPV market by mid-2022, Kia India’s next big launch will be the Carens. Aside from these models, both manufacturers will add the upgraded Hyundai Kona EV and the new Kia EV6 crossover to their electric product lineups. Both electric automobiles are expected to be released this year, according to reports. The following are essential details about the future Hyundai and Kia electric vehicles.
2022 Hyundai Kona EV
In India, the Hyundai Kona EV will get a mid-life update this year. The facelifted model, which made its global premiere last year, has been updated cosmetically and functionally. It gets redesigned headlights, slightly altered bumpers, body-colored wheel arches, new alloy wheels, and less body cladding. The front grille has been removed to improve the appearance. The redesigned Hyundai Kona for 2022 features a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment system, upgraded BlueLink connected car technology, blindspot assistance, safe exit warning, and other features. The 39.2kWh battery and 136bhp electric motor will be standard on the 2019 Kona. With the makeover of the Kona, the manufacturer may potentially provide a larger battery.
The EV6 crossover will be the South Korean automaker’s first electric vehicle in India. The vehicle is built on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform and is the first to feature the company’s new ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. With angular headlamps flanking a narrow grille, the electric crossover wears Kia’s new emblem up front. A sweptback windscreen, body cladding around the wheels, a sloping C-pillar, and distinctive taillamps are some of the other key design aspects. The Kia EV6’s interior features a minimalist dashboard with two huge displays, one for the infotainment system and the other for the digital instrument cluster. A rotary gear selector, a start/stop button, two cupholders, and a centre armrest are all included on the centre console. Its recyclable plastic seats are light and comfortable.