It was the Jeep Compass delivery to Taapsee Pannu, which was the first reported instance where dealership sales executives performed a dance before delivery. That video went viral, and has already got more than 15 lakh views on social media. Not only the car, it was the dealer as well, who received fame.
Seeing this, a Hyundai dealer based in Lucknow, has tried a similar stunt. SAS Hyundai Lucknow has shared a video of them delivering their first ever electric car – the new Hyundai Kona SUV. The entire staff of sales executives is seen performing dance to various bollywood songs, in the video.
Along with the video, the dealership shared this info – “Team SAS Hyundai tremendous performance on the delivery of its first Electric Car “KONA” at SAS Hyundai Telibagh Showroom. SAS Hyundai does everything in Style!” You can watch the video below.
Speaking about the Kona, it is the first ever electric SUV of India, and also the first electric car by Hyundai which has been launched in India. Hyundai Kona electric comes into the country via the CKD route and is being assembled at Hyundai’s Chennai factory. It is presented in monotone colour options of Phantom Black, Polar White, Marina Blue and Typhoon Silver.
It also gets Polar White with Phantom Black roof dual-tone paint scheme for which buyers would have to pay a premium of Rs.20,000. It gets a split headlamp, LED DRLs and a sunroof along with slim brake lights, turn indicators and reverse lamps.
Interior features include 10 way powered driver seat, ventilated front seats, a multi-function steering wheel, an all digital instrument cluster and a 7” touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In terms of safety it receives a total of 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, smart key, automatic AC, smartphone wireless charging, hill start assist, rear parking sensors and disc brakes on all 4 wheels.
Hyundai Kona electric gets a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor with a 39.2 kWh lithium ion polymer battery. This engine makes 136 PS power and 395 Nm torque and allows for acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.7 seconds. There are four driving modes of Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport.
Paddle shifters are for adjustable regenerative braking while the engine offers a range of 452 kms as per ARAI estimation. It can be charged via a fast charger in 60 minutes upto 80 percent and via a portable 2.8 kW charger which can be plugged into a wall socket for an additional 50 km of range in 3 hours. Hyundai Kona price is Rs 23.7 lakhs, ex-sh.