Hyundai has officially released the U.S. pricing details of the eagerly awaited Kona Electric, which starts from $29,995 after the $7,500 federal tax credit ($37,495 without it).
The new Hyundai Kona Electric will be available in three trim levels: SEL, Limited and Ultimate. They are all powered by the same 201 HP and 291 lb-ft (394 Nm) electric motor and come with a big, 64 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The estimated driving range is a very impressive 258 miles (415 km). The Kona Electric comes with DC Fast-Charging as standard, enabling it to charge the battery to 80 percent in just 54 minutes when plugged into a Level III 100kW charger. With a Level II 7.2kW charger, the same process takes nine hours and 35 minutes.
The base SEL model is pretty packed with features like unique 17-inch alloys wheels, keyless entry and push start button, leather steering wheel, model-specific fabric upholstery, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a seven-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM and Blue Link services.
The active safety kit includes Blind-Spot warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision warning as standard.
The Limited grade starts from $42,195 (which drops to $34,695 with the tax credit), adding LED headlights, a sunroof, leather seats, a powered driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, wireless device charging and more.
As for the range-topping Ultimate, it is priced from $45.695 ($38,195 after the tax credit) and comes with ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, Smart Cruise Control with stop and go, rain-sensing wipers, head-up display, a bigger eight-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment and a premium Infinity audio system, among others.
The new Hyundai Kona Electric will be initially available in California and subsequently in specific states in the western and northeastern regions of the U.S. market. The order books are now open.