Hyundai Motor UK has announces the pricing and specification of the KONA Electric, which will be available to order from the 2nd August 2018.
Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK said “KONA Electric has already attracted a phenomenal level of interest from customers across the globe and we are expecting demand to be high with limited vehicle availability. Customers that want to be one of the first to own a KONA Electric will be able to place an order from August 2nd.”
KONA Electric is the latest electrified model from Hyundai, joining both the IONIQ family and the forthcoming NEXO. It brings the very latest in battery electric powertrain and connected technology, with an impressive driving range of up to 300 miles, all packaged up in an evolution of the KONA’s striking exterior design.
Front styling changes include a signature silver garnish connecting the high level daytime running lamps, a closed grille incorporating the charge point and a redesigned front bumper with active air flaps. At the rear of KONA Electric, the bumper has been redesigned for improved airflow, as well as housing resigned turn signal and fog lamp units. From the side, its dedicated 17” alloy wheels, lower side skirt and wheel arch side claddings are clear differentiators from the internal combustion engine versions of KONA.
The KONA Electric models come with a high level of standard safety features, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Forward Collision Warning, Hill Start Assist Control, Lane Keep Assist, Smart Cruise Control and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with individual tyre pressure display. Extra safety features can be found on upgraded models.
Prices will start from £29,495 (excluding the Plug In Car Grant) for the KONA Electric SE 39kWh, with equipment including a 7” display audio including DAB, Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto™, rear parking sensors with rear view camera, Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel controls and a leather steering wheel. Automatic lights, climate control, driver’s side electric lumbar support and keyless entry with start/stop button are amongst the helpful features.
KONA Electric Premium 39kWh is the next model up in the range. The specification builds on the SE trim level by offering customers additional equipment including, privacy glass, LED rear lamps, automatic windscreen wipers, 8” touchscreen display audio system with Navigation, DAB, Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto™, completed with the KRELL audio system. KONA Electric Premium is available with two drivetrains; the 39kWh battery with 100kW motor providing 136PS, or the 64kWh battery with 150kW motor with 204PS.
The range topping Kona Electric Premium SE 64kWh which adds additional equipment to the Premium including LED headlamps with High Beam Assist, static cornering lights and head up display. Additional enhancements over the Premium specification include leather seat facings, electrically adjustable and heated/ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.
KONA Electric is available in a choice of 6 colours. Galactic Grey is a no cost option finish, with Chalk White, Tangerine Comet, Ceramic Blue, Pulse Red and Acid Yellow being a costed option. A two-tone roof is available to order as an option on the Premium & Premium SE models.
All KONA Electric models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.
KONA Electric will initially be available to order exclusively from Hyundai’s Click to Buy website with rollout across the dealer network in 2019. Register your interest in the KONA here.