- 2024 Hyundai Kona EV priced from $54,000 with more space, technology and driving range than predecessor
- Up to 505km range, two battery sizes
- Rivals compact SUVs such as BYD Atto 3, Kia Niro EV and Volvo EX30
The second generation 2024 Hyundai Kona EV has a lower starting price from $54,000, while offering more space, technology and driving range.
The second-generation Hyundai Kona EV is now available in Australia, priced from $54,000 to $68,000 before on-road costs, the Kona EV provides between 370km to 505km of claimed WLTP driving range across three models and two battery sizes.
It’s also available in a hybrid (HEV) drivetrain, though Australians won’t be offered a plug-in-hybrid (PHEV) option as per its short-lived predecessor.
|Price (before on-road costs)
|Premium Extended Range
The Kona EV takes on the more affordable BYD Atto 3, MG ZS EV, along with the related Kia Niro EV. It should be noted however, the top spec variant (Premium Extended Range), is priced higher than the larger, best-selling Tesla Model Y RWD and its larger sibling the Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD.
The top-spec 2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Premium Extended Range starts at $68,000 before on-roads, making it more expensive than the new entry-level 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD which offers up to 384 km of range. For a bit more at $70,500, the Ioniq 5 AWD offers up to 454 km of range and benefits from the faster charging speeds from the 800V architecture.
Hyundai Kona EV Specs: Range, Charging and Size
The 2024 Kona EV is offered in three levels of drivetrain power and two battery pack sizes.
Compared to its predecessor which dates back to 2018 (but sold in Australia from 2021), it is 145mm longer and 25mm wider with a 60mm longer wheelbase. Despite being larger and heavier (+55kg), the second generation Kona EV provides more WLTP driving range (+20km).
The 'base' Standard Range features a single front motor producing 99kW and 255Nm of Torque capable of sprinting to the 100 km/hr mark in 6.8 seconds. It houses the smaller 48.6kWh battery resulting in a claimed WLTP driving range of 370km.
The Extended Range features a more powerful front motor producing 150kW and 255Nm of Torque capable of sprinting to the 100 km/hr mark in 6.8 seconds. It houses the larger 64.8kWh battery resulting in a claimed WLTP driving range of 505km.
Extended Range Premium
The Extended Range Premium features the same drivetrain and battery pack as the extended range but offers a raft of additional features and technology (details in the following section). The inclusion of 19 inch allow wheels however results in a reduction in WLTP range to 444km.
Hyundai Kona EV Price, Models and Features
The Hyundai Kona Australian line-up is separated by two model grades – the KONA Electric Standard and the KONA Electric Premium.
- The KONA Electric Standard is available in 48.6kWh and 64.8kWh (usable) battery packs;
- The KONA Electric Premium is available with the 64.8kWh (usable) battery pack only.
Hyundai KONA Electric Standard Range price: $54,000 before on-road costs
The Hyundai Kona electric small SUV starts from $54,000 before on-road costs with the KONA Electric Standard Range. Key features include a dual 12.3-inch digital cluster displays, and a comprehensive suite of SmartSense™ advanced active safety and driver assistance technologies.
KONA Electric Standard Range features:
|48.6 kWh usable Lithium-ion battery
|99 kW Electric Motor (FWD)
|17-inch alloy wheels
|Rear spoiler featuring a high-mounted brake light
|Chrome moulding running from the beltline to the rear spoiler
|Obsidian Black Premium Cloth upholstery
|Futuristic horizontal layout headlined by a floating dashboard
|Two rotary cupholders and a storage tray at the centre console
|Multi-purpose tray that provides additional convenient storage for small items
|Dual 12.3-inch digital cluster and multimedia displays
|7.0-inch driver instruments display
|Column-mounted Shift-by-Wire selector
|Interior Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) outlet
|Large-capacity open-type console with wireless charging pad
|Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 2.0 (FCA2) with two-wheeler detection
|Forward Attention Warning (FAW)
|Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
|Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
|Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
|High Beam Assist (HBA)
|Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
|Lane Following Assist (LFA)
|Lane Keeping Assist - Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)
|Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist-Reverse (PCA-R)
|Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
|More additional safety features
Hyundai KONA Electric Extended Range price: $58,000 before on-road costs
For an additional $4000 from the base model, you get the Hyundai Kona variant which offers the most driving range. The Hyundai KONA Electric Extended Range is equipped with the much larger 64.8kWh (usable) battery pack which considerably increases the Kona's WLTP claimed driving range to 505km. The KONA Electric is also equipped with a more powerful 150kW electric motor, still in a FWD configuration.
KONA Electric Extended Range adds:
|64.8 kWh usable Lithium-ion battery
|150 kW Electric Motor (FWD)
Hyundai KONA Electric Premium Extended Range price: $68,000 before on-road costs
For an additional $10,000 from the base model is the KONA Electric Premium Extended range, which offers an array of additional premium features. The Premium variant's additional features are: 19-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, powered, heated and ventilated seating, a heated steering wheel, Heads Up Display (HUD), BOSE™ eight-speaker premium audio, Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), wide glass sunroof, and a smart power tailgate. In addition to the premium features mentioned, the Premium Extended Range is equipped with the much larger 64.8kWh (usable) battery pack and 150kW electric motor (FWD) resulting in 444km of driving range.
KONA Electric Premium Extended Range adds:
|64.8 kWh usable Lithium-ion battery
|150 kW Electric Motor (FWD)
|19-inch alloy wheels
|Genuine Leather upholstery (3 color choices)
|12-inch colour Heads-Up Display (HUD)
|Power seats with Integrated Memory System (IMS)
|Heated and ventilated front seats & heated rear seats
|Heated steering wheel
|Zero-gravity Relaxation Comfort front seats
|Smart Power Tailgate
|BOSE™ 8-speaker premium audio system
|Ambient mood lamp
|Wide glass sunroof
|Parking Collision Avoidance Assist-Reverse
|Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM)
|3D Surround View Monitor (SVM)
Hyundai Kona Paint Options
Standard paint – no cost:
- Atlas White
- Mirage Green
Metallic paint– $595:
- Ultimate Red
Pearleascent/Mica paint - $595:
- Ecotronic Grey
- Abyss Black
- Denim Blue
- Meta Blue (only for the Premium Extended Range)
Hyundai Kona EV Warranty and Servicing
All Hyundai’s are backed by a five-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty and eight-year/160,000km high voltage battery warranty.
The brand offers roadside assistance and updates to the built-in map system for up to 10 years renewed at every schedule service visit, and an unlimited capped price servicing program.
Additionally, Hyundai has now extended its servicing intervals to every 24 months/30,000km for the 2024 Kona EV.
How does the Hyundai Kona EV compare to other EVs?
Hyundai Kona EV Standard Range spec comparison
The entry level Kona EV's closest competitor in terms of size, performance and driving range would be the BYD Atto 3 Standard Range but is ~$6,000 more expensive. The Kona EV Standard Range is $9,500 cheaper than the entry-level Ioniq 5, offers similar driving range but comes in a smaller package.
Hyundai Kona EV Premium Extended Range
It is priced higher than the larger, best-selling Tesla Model Y RWD and its larger sibling the Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD.
About the author
Danny is a consultant and entrepreneur working at the cutting edge of the electric vehicle and energy transition. He is passionate about educating and helping consumers make better decisions through data. He is the founder of zecar and is currently the EV Innovation Manager at Endeavour Energy.
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