Hyundai Kona Electric vs Maruti Baleno
Should you buy Hyundai Kona Electric or Maruti Baleno? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Hyundai Kona Electric price starts at Rs 23.84 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Electric) and Maruti Baleno price starts Rs 6.61 Lakh ex-showroom for Sigma (Petrol).
Kona Electric Vs Baleno
|Key Highlights||Hyundai Kona Electric||Maruti Baleno|
|Battery Capacity (kWh)||39.2||-|
|Charging Time||19 h - AC - 2.8 kW (0-100%)||-|
|On Road Price in New Delhi|
|Finance Available (EMI)|
|Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)|
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.
|Engine and Transmission|
Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
1.2 L K Series Engine
The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
|No Of Cylinder|
ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
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.
19 h - AC - 2.8 kW (0-100%)
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.
|Max Torque (nm@rpm)|
The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
|Valves Per Cylinder|
Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
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
8 Years or 160000 km
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.
|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.
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
57 Mins (50 kW DC)
2.8 kW AC | 7.2 kW AC | 50 kW DC
2.8 kW Wall Box Charger
|Charging Time (7.2 k W AC Fast Charger)|
6 H10 Min
|Fuel & Performance|
|Fuel Tank Capacity|
|Emission Norm Compliance|
BS VI 2.0
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|Suspension, Steering & Brakes|
McPherson strut type
Multi - link
Tilt & telescopic
Tilt & Telescopic
|Steering Gear Type|
Rack & Pinion
|Turning Radius (Metres)|
|Front Brake Type|
|Rear Brake Type|
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|Dimensions & Capacity|
The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
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
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
|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.
|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.
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.
|Boot Space (Litres)|
|No. of Doors|
|Comfort & Convenience|
|Power Windows Front||Yes||Yes|
|Power Windows Rear||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Climate Control||Yes||Yes|
|Low Fuel Warning Light|
|Accessory Power Outlet||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Headrest||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest||Yes|
|Cup Holders Rear||Yes|
|Rear AC Vents|
|Heated Seats Front||Yes|
|Seat Lumbar Support||Yes||Yes|
|Multifunction Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
|Foldable Rear Seat|
|Smart Access Card Entry||Yes||Yes|
|Engine Start Stop Button||Yes||Yes|
|Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles||Yes|
Front & Rear
|Central Console Armrest|
|Gear Shift Indicator|
|Luggage Hook And Net||Yes||No|
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|
|Height Adjustable Driver Seat|
|Electric Adjustable Seats|
|Follow Me Home Headlamps|
A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
|Electronic Multi Tripmeter||Yes||Yes|
|Leather Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
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.
Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
|Driving Experience Control Eco||Yes|
|Dual Tone Dashboard|
Premium black interiors,Soft touch pad on dashboard,Inside door handles-metal paint,Metal pedals,Digital instrument cluster with supervision,Seat back pockets
MID (TFT color display),Rear parcel shelf,Front Footwell lamp
|Available Colors||Fiery Red with Abyss BlackTitan Grey With Abyss BlackAtlas WhiteAtlas White With Abyss BlackAbyss BlackKona Colors||Arctic WhiteOpulent RedPearl Midnight BlackGrandeur GreyLuxe BeigeNexa BlueSplendid Silver+2 MoreBaleno Colors|
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|Fog Lights Front|
Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Electric Folding Rear View Mirror|
It refers to a vehicle's mirrors opening and closing at the touch of a button.
|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.
|Rear Window Washer|
It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
|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.
Refers to lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they are used to enhance the look of a vehicle.
A rear spoiler is used to increase downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars however, they're used simply for looks.
A sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the vehicle. It can either be just over the front seats or extend further backward towards the rear.
|Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators|
It refers to an additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle. It warns both oncoming and following traffic.
It refers to a shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
Projector headlights are high-performance headlights that use a special lens to focus the headlight beam better, improving visibility.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
|LED Fog Lamps|
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
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
UV cut glasses,NEXTre’ LED DRL,NEXWave grille with chrome finish,Fog Lamp chrome garnish ,Chrome plated door handles,Body coloured ORVMs with Turn Indicator,Nexa Signature LED Tail Lamps,Back door spoiler,Back door chrome garnish,Body coloured bumpers
|Anti Lock Braking System||Yes||Yes|
|Power Door Locks||Yes||Yes|
|Child Safety Locks|
|Anti Theft Alarm|
|No Of Airbags|
|Side Airbag Front||Yes||Yes|
|Day Night Rear View Mirror|
|Passenger Side Rear View Mirror||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Belts||Yes||Yes|
|Seat Belt Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Door Ajar Warning|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Front Impact Beams|
|Tyre Pressure Monitor||Yes|
|Vehicle Stability Control System||Yes|
|Engine Check Warning|
|Electronic Stability Control||Yes||Yes|
|Advance Safety Features|
Rear camera with dynamic guidelines, Curtain Airbags,Headlamp escort function,Rear defogger with timer,Virtual engine sound system,Electronic dual shell horn,Burglar alarm
|Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock||Yes|
|Isofix Child Seat Mounts||Yes||Yes|
|Heads Up Display|
|Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts||Yes|
|Geo Fence Alert|
|Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock||Yes|
|360 View Camera|
|Entertainment & Communication|
|Wireless Phone Charging||Yes|
|USB And Auxiliary Input||Yes|
|Touch Screen Size|
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
|Apple Car Play||Yes||Yes|
|Number Of Speaker|
17.77cm touchscreen display,Front tweeters
SmartPlay Pro 22.86 cm touch-screen,Surround Sense powered by ARKAMYS,Onboard voice assistant (Wake-up through Hi Suzuki with Barge-in feature),Over The Air (OTA) system upgrades using smartphones,2 Tweeters, Turn-By-Turn navigation, ‘Surround Sense’ powered by ARKAMYS
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Pros and Cons
- 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
- Spacious interior
- Well built on the inside and out. Fitment quality feels premium now
- Well-loaded features list
- Refined and enjoyable to use petrol engine
- Comfortable ride quality even over bad roads
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
- AMT is good but not as sophisticated as CVT/DCT
- Seat cushioning is very soft which may cause problems for long drives.
- Boot loading lip is very high
- Not a sporty car to drive
Hyundai Kona Electric
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