Citroen eC3 vs Hyundai Kona Electric

Should you buy Citroen eC3 or Hyundai Kona Electric? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Range, Battery Pack, Charging speed, Features, Colours and other specs. Citroen eC3 price starts at Rs 11.61 Lakh ex-showroom for New Delhi and Hyundai Kona Electric price starts at Rs 23.84 Lakh ex-showroom for New Delhi.

eC3 Vs Kona Electric

Key HighlightsCitroen eC3Hyundai Kona Electric
On Road PriceRs.14,00,361*Rs.25,39,495*
Range (km)320452
Fuel TypeElectricElectric
Battery Capacity (kWh)29.239.2
Charging Time57min19 h - AC - 2.8 kW (0-100%)
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Citroen eC3 vs Hyundai Kona Electric Comparison

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    • Brand / Model
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        Citroen eC3
        Citroen eC3
        Rs13.35 Lakh*
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            Hyundai Kona Electric
            Hyundai Kona Electric
            Rs24.03 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.14,00,361*
          Rs.25,39,495*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.26,655/month
          Get EMI offers
          Rs.49,519/month
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          Insurance
          Rs.52,213
          eC3 Insurance
          Rs.1,06,165
          Kona Insurance
          User Rating
          4.1
          Based on 84 Reviews
          4.4
          Based on 56 Reviews
          Brochure
          Brochure not available
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          Running Cost
          Running cost per km measures the expense of driving your EV per kilometer. Running Cost/Km = (Battery Capacity of EV * Per Unit Electricity Cost ) / Range on full charge.
          ₹ 0.91/km
          ₹ 0.87/km
          Engine & Transmission
          Fast Charging
          Fast charging typically refers to direct current (DC) charging from an EV charge station, and is generally quicker than AC charging. Not all fast chargers are equal, though, and this depends on their rated output.
          -
          Yes
          Charging Time
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          19 h - AC - 2.8 kW (0-100%)
          Battery Capacity (kWh)
          29.2
          39.2
          Motor Type
          Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
          Permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          56.21bhp
          134.10bhp
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          143Nm
          395Nm
          Range (km)
          320 km
          452 km
          Battery Warranty
          A battery warranty is a guarantee offered by the battery manufacturer or seller that the battery will perform as expected for a certain period of time or number of cycles. Battery warranties typically cover defects in materials and workmanship
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          8 Years or 160000 km
          Battery Type
          Small lead-acid batteries are typically used by internal combustion engines for start-up and to power the vehicle's electronics, while lithium-ion battery packs are typically used in electric vehicles.
          Lithium-Ion
          Lithium-Ion
          Charging Time (A.C)
          The time taken to charge batteries from mains power or alternating current (AC) source. Mains power is typically slower than DC charging.
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          6 H 10 Min (7.2 kW AC)
          Charging Time (D.C)
          The time taken for a DC Fast Charger to charge your car. DC or Direct Current chargers recharge electric vehicles faster than AC chargers
          57min
          57 Mins (50 kW DC)
          Charging Port
          CCS-II
          CCS-II
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          1-Speed
          1-Speed
          Drive Type
          FWD
          Charger Type
          3.3
          2.8 kW Wall Box Charger
          Charging Time (15 A Plug Point)
          10hrs 30mins
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          Charging Time (7.2 k W AC Fast Charger)
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          6 H10 Min
          Charging Options
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          2.8 kW AC | 7.2 kW AC | 50 kW DC
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Electric
          Electric
          Emission Norm Compliance
          ZEV
          ZEV
          Top Speed (kmph)
          107
          -
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
          McPherson strut type
          Rear Suspension
          Rear Twist Beam with Coil Spring
          Multi - link
          Steering Type
          Electric
          Electric
          Steering Column
          Tilt
          Tilt & telescopic
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          4.98
          -
          Front Brake Type
          Disc
          Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Drum
          Disc
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          107
          -
          Tyre Size
          195/65 R15
          215/55 R17
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          0-60kmph
          6.8
          -
          Alloy Wheel Size Front (Inch)
          15
          -
          Alloy Wheel Size Rear (Inch)
          15
          -
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          3981
          4180
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1733
          1800
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1604
          1570
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          -
          2600
          Front Tread (mm)
          The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a four-wheeler's front wheels. Also known as front track. The relation between the front and rear tread/track numbers decides a cars stability.
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          1624
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          1329
          1420
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          1716
          -
          Seating Capacity
          5
          5
          Boot Space (Litres)
          315
          332
          No. of Doors
          5
          5
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          YesYes
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYesYes
          Automatic Climate Control
          -
          Yes
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          YesYes
          Trunk Light
          Lighting for the boot area. It usually turns on automatically when the boot is opened.
          -
          Yes
          Vanity Mirror
          A mirror, usually located behind the passenger sun shade, used to check one's appearance. More expensive cars will have these on the driver's side and some cars even have this feature for rear seat passengers too.
          YesYes
          Rear Seat Headrest
          -
          Yes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
          A foldable armrest for the rear passengers, usually in the middle, which also comprises cup holders or other small storage spaces. When not in use, it can be folded back into the seat, so that an additional occupant can be seated.
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders Rear
          -
          Yes
          Heated Seats Front
          -
          Yes
          Seat Lumbar Support
          -
          Yes
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          YesYes
          Cruise Control
          -
          Yes
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Rear
          Rear
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          Bench Folding
          60:40 Split
          Smart Access Card Entry
          Allows you to lock/unlock the car by simply carrying the smart key with you, without using the buttons on a key.
          -
          Yes
          Engine Start Stop Button
          -
          Yes
          Bottle Holder
          Front & Rear Door
          -
          Voice Command
          -
          Yes
          Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
          -
          Yes
          USB Charger
          Front & Rear
          Front
          Central Console Armrest
          An added convenince feature to rest one's hand on, while also offering features like cupholders or a small storage space.
          -
          With Storage
          Luggage Hook And NetYesYes
          Battery Saver
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Bag Support Hooks in Boot (3s),Parcel Shelf, Co-Driver Side Sun Visor with Vanity Mirror,Rear Defroster,Tripmeter,Battery State Of Charge (%),Drivable Range (km),Eco/Power Drive Mode Indicator,Battery Regeneration Indicator,Front Roof Lamp
          10-way power driver seat with lumbar support,Rear seat center headrest,Smart electric sunroof,Button type shift-by-wire technology,Electric parking brake with auto hold,Paddle shifters for adjustable regenerative braking,FATC with auto defogger,Electro chromic mirror,Rear ventilation duct (under front seats),Driver & passenger side vanity mirror with illumination,Sunglass holder,LED map lamps,LED room lamp,Intermittent variable front wiper,Rear parcel tray,Headlamps Auto-levelling function
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          Unlike standard power windows, this one allows you to roll up/down the window fully with a single press of the button.
          All
          Driver's Window
          Drive Modes
          2
          4
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          HeaterYes
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          Adjustable Steering
          -
          Yes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Ventilated Seats
          -
          Yes
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYes
          -
          Electric Adjustable Seats
          -
          Front
          Automatic Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Interior
          Electronic Multi Tripmeter
          Measures the distance a vehicle has travelled for a particular trip. A multi-tripmeter can keep track of multiple distances. For example kilometres since the last fuel up and kilometres travelled since the last service. The different tripmeters can be reset by the user as and when needed.
          -
          Yes
          Leather Seats
          -
          Yes
          Leather Steering WheelYesYes
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          -
          Yes
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          -
          Yes
          Digital Odometer
          A meter that keeps track of the total kilometres a vehicle has travelled. This cannot be reset by an owner and serves as a record for tracking service intervals and waranty validity, and also is important when selling the vehicle.
          -
          Yes
          Driving Experience Control Eco
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Interior Environment - Single Tone Black,Seat Upholstry - Fabric (Bloster/Insert)(RUBIC/HEXALIGHT),Front & Rear Integrated Headrest,AC Knobs - Satin Chrome Accents,Parking Brake Lever Tip - Satin Chrome,Instrument Panel - Deco (Anodized Grey / Anodized Orange),Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome, Satin Chrome Accents - IP, AC Vents Inner Part, Steering wheel, High Gloss Black - AC Vents surround (Side), eToggle surround,Driver Seat - Manual Height Adjustable
          Premium black interiors,Soft touch pad on dashboard,Inside door handles-metal paint,Metal pedals,Digital instrument cluster with supervision,Seat back pockets
          Digital Cluster
          Full
          -
          Upholstery
          Fabric
          -
          Exterior
          Available ColorsZesty OrangeZesty Orange With Platinum GreyPolar White With Zesty OrangeZesty Orange With Polar WhitePlatinum GreySteel Gray With Platinum GreyPlatinum Gray With Poler WhitePolar White With Platinum GreySteel Grey With Zesty OrangePolar White+8 MoreeC3 ColorsFiery Red With Abyss BlackTitan Grey With Abyss BlackAtlas WhiteAtlas White With Abyss BlackAbyss BlackKona Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable Headlights
          -
          Yes
          Fog Lights Rear
          Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          -
          Yes
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          No
          -
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          YesYes
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          YesYes
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Rear Spoiler
          Increases downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars, however, they're used simply for looks.
          -
          Yes
          Sun Roof
          A glass panel on the roof of a vehicle, either just over the front seats or extending further backward towards the rear.
          -
          Yes
          Moon Roof
          -
          Yes
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          An additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle that warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          -
          Yes
          Integrated AntennaYesYes
          Chrome Grille
          A shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
          No
          -
          Chrome Garnish
          Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
          Yes
          -
          Halogen HeadlampsYes
          -
          Cornering Headlamps
          Cornering headlamps either refer to headlights that turn slightly with your steering input or a secondary light within the headlight cluster that switches on when your steering is turned. Like cornering fog lamps, this feature improves visibility while turning.
          -
          Yes
          Roof Rail
          Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
          YesYes
          Lighting
          DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          -
          Heated Wing Mirror
          Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
          -
          Yes
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          YesYes
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          -
          Yes
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Front Panel Brand Emblems - Chevron(Chrome),Front Grill - Matte Black, Body Coloured Front & Rear Bumpers,Side Turn Indicators on Fender, Body Side Sill Panel, TESSERA Full Wheel Cover,Sash Tape - A/B Pillar,Sash Tape - C Pillar,Body Coloured Outside Door Handles,Outside Door Mirrors(High Gloss Black),Wheel Arch Cladding,Signature LED Day Time Running Lights,Dual Tone Roof,Front Skid Plate ,Rear Skid Plate,Front Windscreen Wipers - Intermittent ,Optional VIBE PACK (Body Side Door Molding & Painted Insert, Painted ORVM Cover , Painted Front Fog lamp surround, Painted Rear Reflector Surround, Front Fog Lamp), Optional (Polar White/ Zesty Orange/ Platinum Grey/Cosmo Blue)
          LED positioning lamps,Body colored Bumpers,Body colored Outside door mirrors,Body colored Outside door handles,Rear skid plate,Sporty roof rails,Rear spoiler with HMSL,R17 alloy wheels
          Tyre Size
          195/65 R15
          215/55 R17
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          YesYes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
          Yes
          -
          No. of Airbags
          2
          6
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          YesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag Front
          -
          Yes
          Side Airbag Rear
          -
          No
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          YesYes
          Door Ajar Warning
          A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
          Yes
          -
          Tyre Pressure Monitor
          This feature monitors the pressure inside each tyre, alerting the driver when one or more tyre loses pressure.
          -
          Yes
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          YesYes
          Electronic Stability Control
          -
          Yes
          Advance Safety Features
          Rear Doors Manual Child Lock,Seat Belt Reminder (Driver & Co-Driver Side, Thermal Management System(Natural Air Cooled)
          Rear camera with dynamic guidelines, Curtain Airbags,Headlamp escort function,Rear defogger with timer,Virtual engine sound system,Electronic dual shell horn,Burglar alarm
          Rear Camera
          A camera at the rear of the car to help with parking safely.
          With Guidedlines
          -
          Speed AlertYesYes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          -
          Yes
          Hill Assist
          A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
          -
          Yes
          Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYes
          -
          Advance Internet
          E-Call & I-CallNo
          -
          Over Speeding AlertYes
          -
          Remote Door Lock/UnlockYes
          -
          Entertainment & Communication
          RadioYesYes
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYesYes
          Integrated 2DIN Audio
          -
          Yes
          Wireless Phone Charging
          -
          Yes
          USB And Auxiliary Input
          -
          Yes
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          -
          Yes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          10.23
          7
          Connectivity
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android AutoYesYes
          Apple Car PlayYesYes
          No. of Speakers
          4
          4
          Additional Features
          Citroën Connect Touchscreen,Mirror Screen,Wireless Smartphone Connectivity,MyCitroën Connect, C - BUDDY' Personal Assistant Application,Smartphone Storage - Rear Console, Smartphone Charger Wire Guide on Instrument Panel,USB Port - Front 1 + Rear 2 Fast Charger
          17.77cm touchscreen display,Front tweeters
          Rear Touch Screen SizeNo
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          Pros and Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Citroen eC3

            • Easy to drive for first-time car buyers
            • Spacious and practical cabin
            • Best driving range in its segment

            Hyundai Kona Electric

            • Claimed range of 452km as per ARAI. Even if the real world range drops by a big margin, there’s enough for a week’s worth of commuting
            • 3 year/unlimited km warranty on the car & 8 year/1,60,000km warranty for the battery pack
            • Feature loaded electric car. Gets goodies like LED projector headlamps, powered driver seat, heated and cooled front seats, sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen, 6 airbags, traction control & a lot more
            • Super smooth drive experience. Immediate acceleration, nearly noise free driving and easy to understand driving behaviour make it a good purchase for first time electric vehicle buyers
            • Multiple charging options - DC fast charge, level 2 AC wallbox charger & level 1 portable charger
            • Low running cost. Hyundai claims overall operational cost, including services, is 1/5th of an equivalent petrol car

            Citroen eC3

            • Does not provide an exciting driving experience
            • Some basic features like powered ORVMs missing
            • Huge premium over the standard C3

            Hyundai Kona Electric

            • Average cabin space. Not comparable to a similarly priced petrol/diesel SUV like the Jeep Compass or Hyundai Tucson
            • Average boot space is on par with sub-10 lakh Rupee hatchbacks
            • Limited traveling charge options. You will depend on availability of fast charge stations or have to use the portable charger that takes several hours for a full charge
            • Lacks the road presence and size of a price rival like the Compass or Tucson

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          Citroen eC3 price starts at Rs 11.61 Lakh & Hyundai Kona Electric price starts at Rs 23.84 Lakh in New Delhi. Citroen eC3 is cheaper between these two cars.
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