Priced at Rs 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom), Hyundai surely has positioned the Kona Electric aggressively. If you are still not convinced about switching to an electric offering just as yet, here’s are some cars you could consider as alternatives.
Hyundai has finally introduced the Kona Electric in India at a price tag of Rs 25.30 lakh (ex-showroom). Aside from just introducing the first electric SUV, the carmaker has taken adequate measures to ensure hassle-free experience too. From two charging devices (one wall mounted and one portable) to 3 years / unlimited km warranty as standard, the company seems to have given it a great deal of thought. But if you are one of those who still doesn’t want to invest in an electric just as yet, here’s what you can consider.
Hyundai Tucson: If you go touring in your car too often and the lack of infrastructure in the country isn’t allowing you to go electric, the Tucson is good option to consider in Hyundai’s own product portfolio. It is larger than the Kona and by that virtue makes more space on the inside. It is well equipped, rides well and has a super refined motor. The Tucson is a sensible choice if you don’t want to move away from the Hyundai brand. Also Read: Hyundai Tucson Long Term Review: June 2019
Jeep Compass: The Compass is easily among the best SUV this side of thirty lakh rupees. It muscular and boxy, just the way we like our SUVs. It has a rock-solid build quality and above all, it drives amazingly well. And if you are the kind that loves to take your car on off-road escapades, there’s also the option of the Trail Rated Compass Trailhawk that was launched recently.
Skoda Octavia: If you want something that’s more car-like and handles like a dream, you can always sign that dotted line for the Skoda Octavia. Available in petrol and diesel variants, the Octavia has the right combination of practicality, performance and space. Unlike before, Skoda also seems to have ironed out their service and after-sales issues.
Volkswagen Passat: The Passat has everything that you’d expect from a good family car. Even though it is only on sale with a 2.0-litre diesel, it is a motor that has proven its mettle over the years. The VW Group’s bread and butter motor performs well and is a judicious sipper too. In addition to that, the Passat’s impressive fit and finish, and the great ride-handling balance make it a worthy option to consider, albeit at a marginally premium price-point.
Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: This one is for all you adventurous souls. The D-Max V-Cross sure makes a few compromises in terms of interior and creature comforts, but it more than makes it up in the fun factor. With that large loading bed at the back, you can almost literally live on the move. From camping atop a hill to setting up a temp house along the beach, the D-Max can do it all. Above all, consider it because it will save you quite some money for all future adventures.