Hyundai’s Kona Electric car now in Nepal «

Hyundai’s Kona Electric car now in Nepal


Laxmi Intercontinental the exclusive authorized distributor of Hyundai Automobiles in Nepal, has launched Hyundai KONA in the Nepalese automobile market. Belonging to the Hyundai KONA family, the new model, KONA Electric, have been hailed the successor of the already dominant KONA lineup.  The new Kona Electric comes with facelift and some significant upgrades.

According to a press release issued by the company, the car has several upgrades both in interiors and the exterior. A cutting-edge design, driven by pure electric power train, provides a longer driving range as well as many advanced connectivity and safety features that make KONA stand out. The front now comes with a new grille and daytime running lights and has also received a wider set of tail lights to emphasize the car’s presence on the street. The driving range has also seen an upgrade and can drive over 305 kilometers on a single charge. The interior, built on simplicity and good ergonomics, finely complements the elegant exterior.

Additional, 39.2kWh lithium-ion polymer battery featuring multi-stage high-voltage safety systems delivers high energy density for the improved driving range, with its 8″ Touch-screen Audio Visual Navigation System. Kona Electric will be available in Atlas White, Cyber Gray, Galactic Gray, Pulse Red, Surfy Blue and Dark Knight.

There are currently 36 charging stations spread across Nepal. The company aims to expand the number to 50 throughout major cities and highways in the country by the end of 2021. To date, about 70% of the installation has already been finished. The company has pledged to promote EV culture in Nepal beyond simply selling vehicles through the innovative new structure, as well as by expanding the charging stations throughout the country.  Laxmi Intercontinental has a pan Nepal presence through 13 dealers and 17 Service Centers.