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Hyundai Kona Electric 2024: Australian pricing and specifications


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 Kona Electric Premium 2024 front 3/4
The entry-level Kona Electric will cost $500 less than the model it replaces

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.

EV powertrains and batteries for the Kona

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. 

Hyundai Kona Electric Premium 2024 rear 3/4
The Kona Electric will be available in two grades, with standard or extended-range options

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. 

Hyundai Kona Electric Premium 2024 side
The new Kona Electric boasts a claimed range of 505km (WLTP) for the entry-level Extended Range variant

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.

Standard specifications for the Kona EV revealed 

As standard, the new Hyundai Kona EV will feature the following features:

  • 12.3-inch centre touchscreen
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • One-pedal drive mode
  • Virtual engine sound system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Premium cloth seats 
  • Wireless phone charging 
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and tail lights 

Stepping up to the Kona Electric Premium, this variant adds:

Hyundai Kona Electric Premium 2024 interior
The top-spec Kona Premium can be optioned with three different leather interior colours
  • Larger 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED quad-projection headlights 
  • LED front parking light 
  • Head-up display 
  • Bose eight-speaker sound system
  • Leather upholstery 
  • 10-way powered driver seat 
  • Eight-way powered front passenger seat 
  • Heating and ventilation for front row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ambient lighting 
  • Wide glass sunroof 

How safe is the Hyundai Kona EV?

The new Hyundai Kona Electric comes standard with the following safety features:

Hyundai Kona Electric Premium 2024 interior above
The Kona Electric Premium interior pictured with optional light shale grey leather interior
  • Hyundai Smart Sense including:
    • Seven airbags 
    • Blind-spot collision avoidance 
    • Driver status monitor 
    • Evasive steering assist 
    • Junction crossing and lane change oncoming alert 
    • High beam assist 
    • Intelligent speed limit 
    • Rear cross traffic collision avoidance 
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Safe exit warning 
  • Multi-collision avoidance brake 
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Front and rear parking sensors

In the Premium, owners gain additional safety features including:

Hyundai Kona Electric Premium 2024 front
The new Kona Electric is one sale now
  • Blind spot view monitor 
  • Parking collision avoidance
  • 360-degree camera
  • Remote smart parking 
  • Side parking sensors 

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.

Hyundai Kona Electric 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Kona Electric 48.6kWh Standard Range: $54,000
  • Kona Electric 64.8kWh Extended Range: $58,000
  • Kona Electric Premium 64.8kWh Extended Range: $68,000