Hyundai’s second-generation small electric SUV brings new looks and better range, priced from $54,000 before on-road costs
Hyundai Motor Company Australia has today confirmed pricing for its second-generation Kona small SUV, as well as a full list of specifications.
The new Kona has been priced from $54,000 before on-road costs, or $500 less than the entry-level model of the previous generation electric small SUV.
Two trim levels will be available at launch, Kona Electric and Kona Electric Premium, with the range topping out at $68,000 before on-road costs for the Premium. In contrast to the now cheaper base model, the new top-spec model is $4,000 more than the previous generation’s range topping Highlander variant.
Hyundai says it has made several improvements to the new Kona Electric, including greater driving range, futuristic design language and better practicality thanks to a dimensionally- bigger vehicle.
The Hyundai Kona EV will compete with other smaller electric cars such as the BYD Atto 3 (priced between $48,011 and $51,011 before on-roads) and the new MG4 (priced between $38,990 and $59,990).
The new-generation electric small SUV is on sale in Australia now, with petrol and hybrid variants of the Kona having launched earlier this year.
Hyundai will launch the latest electric version of the Kona with two battery sizes, as well as two different power levels for the vehicle’s front-mounted drivetrain.
The base Hyundai Kona Electric will have a 99kW/255Nm front electric motor connected to a 48.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The Kona Electric will also be available with a larger 64.8kWh battery pack and a more powerful 150kW/255Nm front-mounted electric motor.
The flagship Kona Electric Premium uses a 150kW/255Nm electric motor and the larger 64.8kWh battery pack.
Battery range for the model is a claimed 370km (WLTP) for the smallest battery, while the larger battery has a claimed range of 505km (WLTP) for the Extended Range riding on 17-inch wheels, or 444km (WLTP) for the Premium riding on larger 19-inch wheels.
Owners will be able to charge their new Kona Electric at speeds of up to 10.4kW AC, or 100kW DC.
As standard, the new Hyundai Kona EV will feature the following features:
Stepping up to the Kona Electric Premium, this variant adds:
The new Hyundai Kona Electric comes standard with the following safety features:
In the Premium, owners gain additional safety features including:
The new Kona has not yet been crash tested in Australia by ANCAP, however Euro NCAP – ANCAP’s closely related European New Car Assessment Program – gave the new-generation vehicle a four-star rating in late 2023.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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