The 2024 Hyundai Kona has been in circulation for a number of months now, however the electrical model is simply now heading to showrooms, which implies Hyundai wanted to determine simply how a lot cash this little battery-powered, high-riding hatch ought to value. The reply? Just about what we anticipated once we had the (temporary) alternative to pattern it earlier this yr. The SE (base) mannequin will begin at $34,010 (together with $1,335 for vacation spot), with the loaded-up Restricted mannequin checking in at $42,380.
Constructed abroad, the Kona Electrical just isn’t eligible for the U.S. federal EV tax credit score.
As we anticipated, the Electrical mannequin picks up proper about the place the gasoline-powered Kona maxes out ($33,000, give or take), however trades the usual mannequin’s internal-combustion engine and all-wheel drive for a 133-horsepower electrical motor with 188 pound-feet of torque going to only two pushed wheels. This will get you the usual 48.6 kWh battery with 197 miles of vary; you need to step as much as the SEL or Restricted (the ICE mannequin’s sporty N-Line trim just isn’t out there right here) to get your arms on the upgraded powertrain — a 201-horsepower motor paired to a 64.8 kWh battery — which Hyundai says is sweet for 260 miles. For these holding observe at house, that is the identical drive system discovered within the Kona’s platform mate, the Kia Niro EV, and like that automotive, the Kona Electrical nonetheless makes use of 400-volt structure. The E-GMP platform utilized by the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 packs an 800-volt setup.
All Kona Electrical fashions include Hyundai’s 12.3-inch infotainment system with normal (wired) Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise management, LED headlamps and over-the-air replace functionality. Leaping as much as the SEL ($38,010) replaces the usual material seats with heated fake leather-based; Restricted fashions get energy adjustment and air flow. Like a lot of Hyundai and Kia’s present fashions, the Kona Electrical will ship with out wi-fi smartphone integration, however an over-the-air replace will add that performance at no additional value, and Hyundai says it needs to be out there, nicely, mainly now.