Hyundai has revealed an N-Line specced version of its Kona Electric, bringing a more sporting exterior to the EV for the first time
Hyundai has unveiled a sporty N-Line package enhanced version of its Kona Electric small SUV in Europe – and Hyundai Australia has confirmed the option pack will make its way onto its newest EV downunder.
This means that the N-Line package – which is available across much of Hyundai’s range including the i30 hatch/sedan, Sonata sedan, Tucson midsize SUV and on Kona petrol and hybrid variants – will now be available on all Konas regardless of powertrain.
It will also be the first electric Hyundai to receive the N-Line treatment.
The reveal comes soon after Hyundai revealed pricing for its new-generation Kona Electric which is arriving on Aussie roads this month, and follows the launch of petrol and hybrid variants of the second-generation car last year.
A number of additional features are included on the N-Line specified Kona Electric revealed for the European market, which are purely cosmetic. These include unique bumpers, side skirts and 19-inch wheels as well as N-Line badging. It also sports black side mirrors and an optional two-tone black roof.
Inside, it features sports seats with N-Line logo and red stitching, as well as red accents on the steering wheel and dash, and N-Line exclusive metal pedals.
European spec N-Line variants are available with either cloth or an alcantara and leather combination dependent on grade of N-Line.
Exact Australian details and pricing is not yet known for the N-Line and it’s important to note that Australian specs may differ slightly from those revealed in Europe given that the model revealed is European built, whereas Australian Konas are made in Korea.
Nevertheless, the reveal gives a good idea of what we can expect when the variant becomes available in Australia later this year.
Currently, N-Line versions of the Kona Electric’s petrol and hybrid siblings cost between $3000 and $4000 more depending on grade.
The Kona is a crucially important model for Hyundai and is eventually expected to overtake the i30 as its most popular vehicle in Australia in the coming years.
Last year it delivered 11,183 variants, making it the 29th most popular vehicle in Australia in 2023 however this is expected to increase significantly in 2024 now that the full range of the new second-generation has launched.
European Kona Electric N-Line models are set to begin production in February this year and expected to hit the road in the European spring.
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