Hyundai Australia has introduced a Kona Electric Standard Range SUV and reduced prices of its Extended Range variants.
The renamed Kona Electric Extended Range (150kW / 64kWh) Elite and Highlander powertrain variants have received $1,500 and $2,000 MLP reductions respectively.
Not that they are cheap in real terms, see our price and specifications sheets that are part of this review.
“The new Kona Electric Standard Range gives customers zero-emissions electric motoring in an attractive, sporty and practical small SUV, and at more accessible price.” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo said.
“It is Hyundai’s intention to establish leadership for eco cars in Australia. We already have the most diverse range of electrified vehicles including Kona Electric, NEXO our hydrogen-powered SUV and the soon to launch game changing IONIQ 5.
“Hyundai is leading Australia’s charge towards a greener transport future.”
The Kona Electric Standard Range powertrain has a 327V, 39.2kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The Standard Range 39.2kWh battery drive through a 100kW permanent-magnet synchronous motor.
The Standard Range powertrain offers a real-world all-electric range of up to 305km when tested to WLTP standards. The Extended Range is unchanged at 484 km.
The instant acceleration provided by 395Nm of torque one rpm should make it real fun to drive. We will borrow one for our usual week’s road test and confirm our thoughts.
Kona Electric Standard Range Elite: $54,500
Kona Electric Standard Range Highlander: $58,000
Kona Electric Extended Range Elite: $60,500
Kona Electric Extended Range Highlander: $64,000
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Hyundai dealer for drive-away prices.