Hyundai has announced the rise in prices of its vehicles starting August 1,2019 onwards. The hike in price is to encompass the mandate made by the government of AIS 145 compliant roiling. The complaint necessitates one airbag, rear parking sensors, speed alert system and a seatbelt reminder for front seats as a standard offering for every vehicle. The brand claims that the hike will come in the factor of about Rs. 9,200 owing to the input costs. However, the brand has also confirmed that there won’t be any increment on the two recent launches, Hyundai Kona Electric and Hyundai Venue.
The Kona is a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery unit which produces equivalent to 136 hp of power and 395 Nm of torque. On safety front the Kona gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control, hill-start assist, rear parking sensors and a rear camera, a tyre pressure monitoring system, Isofix child seat mounts and a rear defogger as standard. The battery can be charged in as little as 57 mins with the use of fast 50 kW charger, or 6hr 10min from a standard AC source.
The Venue comes with the choice of three engine ( 2 petrol, 1 diesel ) configurations : a 1.2 litre petrol that puts out 83 hp of power and 115 Nm of torque, a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, direct injection turbo petrol that produces 120 hp of power and 172 Nm of torque, and lastly a 1.4 diesel, four cylinder which produces 90 hp of power and 220 Nm of torque. The 1.2 litre petrol will be mated to a 5 speed manual, while the diesel will come mated to a six speed manual. It is the 1litre turbo petrol engine which will get an option of a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed dual clutch automatic. The car will offer ABS, ISOFIX mount and dual airbags as standard.