Prices TBC, 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric facelift coming to Malaysia in Q4, 2 variants

Jason · Sep 21, 2021 06:30 PM

Prices TBC, 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric facelift coming to Malaysia in Q4, 2 variants 01

Pre-facelift model pictured

Previously, we shared a story on this rare Hyundai Kona EV that was put up for sale for RM 180k, albeit in pre-facelift form. The good news is, Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia (HSDM) is planning to launch the facelifted 2021 Hyundai Kona EV in Malaysia by Q4 of this year.

Sources in HSDM told WapCar.my that the facelifted Kona EV will be fully imported from Korea. However, there are no indicative prices at the moment, as HSDM is awaiting the government's announcement regarding EV policies. 

Prices TBC, 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric facelift coming to Malaysia in Q4, 2 variants 02

Pre-facelift model pictured

Currently, the Hyundai Kona EV is available with two output levels. The first is a 135 PS / 395 Nm variant, juiced by a 39.2-kWh battery, enabling a 300 km range.

The second, more powerful option serves up 204 PS and 395 Nm, powered by a 64-kWh battery pack. This variant offers a 482 km range. Again, sources in HSDM are hopeful that the EV policies announced by the government would be favourable to enable it to offer both variants to the Malaysian market. 

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Prices TBC, 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric facelift coming to Malaysia in Q4, 2 variants 01

Pre-facelift model pictured

With regards to goodies, let's hope that HSDM equips Malaysia-bound facelifted Kona EVs with the latest SmartSense ADAS suite that now features new innovations like:

  • Blind Spot Collision-avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC)

Prices TBC, 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric facelift coming to Malaysia in Q4, 2 variants 02

Pre-facelift model pictured

In the charging stakes, it takes about 54 minutes to charge the Kona EV from zero to 80-percent using a 100 kW DC fast charger. If a DC charger isn’t available, the Kona EV can also be charged using AC, which takes about 10 hours to be fully charged.

Government policies notwithstanding, it's great to see more and more brands offering their own takes on EV products for the Malaysian market. 

 

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Jason

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Jason's foremost passion is all things automotive, where he spent his formative working years as a Product Planner and Trainer. An Advanced Driving Instructor by training and an all-round enthusiast, Jason loves going into intricate details about driving dynamics. Will drive anything with 4 wheels and a steering.

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