Hyundai Supplies Kona SUV for Ride-Hailing Service App in Singapore

  • By Chae Sung-jin

    January 17, 2019 11:10

    Hyundai's small Kona SUV will soon become more visible in Singapore as the carmaker has formed a partnership with ride-hailing app Grab, the "Uber of Southeast Asia."

    Hyundai said on Wednesday that the Kona is the first electric vehicle added to Grab's service lineup. Grab has bought 20 Konas for its first batch and plans to increase the number to 200 by the end of this year.

    Kau Yi Ming, head of ride-hailing service app Grab, poses next to Hyundai’s small Kona SUV in Singapore in this undated photo. /Courtesy of Hyundai Motor

    Launched in Malaysia in 2012, the ride-hailing app is currently available in about 230 cities in eight countries.

    "The Kona can travel up to 400 km on a single charge, helping drivers remove range anxiety," a Hyundai spokesperson said.

    Grab plans to add more electric vehicles to its fleet to offer services in Vietnam, Malaysia and other countries.

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