Hyundai Announces Kona Electric Pricing In UK

JUN 29 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 25

Hyundai has just officially announced Kona Electric pricing for the UK.

The automaker provides us with an indication of what to expect in terms of price spread between the base 39-kWh Kona Electric and the longer range 64-kWh variant.

Though likely restricted to low-volume production for now, the Hyundai Kona Electric crossover is easily among the most-anticipated electric vehicles to come along in quite some time.

As always, pricing tells us whether or not an automaker intends to sell the vehicle in volume. In the case of the Kona Electric, it seems as though Hyundai seriously wants to move this vehicle in numbers.

Order books in the UK open on August 2, though we expect an immediate backlog that won’t be filled for quite some time as Hyundai attempts to get production up to speed.

Pricing breaks down as follows:

Prices will start from £29,495 (excluding 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 key specification items.

KONA Electric Premium 39kWh is the next model up in the range, which starts from £30,870 (excluding Plug In Car Grant). The specification builds on the SE trim level by offering customers additional equipment including, privacy glass, LED rear lamps, front parking sensors, auto dimming rear mirror and automatic windscreen wipers, 8” touchscreen display audio system with Navigation, DAB, Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto™, combined with the KRELL audio system with 8 speakers and wireless charging for compatible devices. 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 is available from £36,295 (not including Plug In Car Grant), which adds additional equipment to the Premium including LED headlamps with High Beam Assist (HBA), 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 (metallic) is a no cost option finish, with Chalk White (pearl), Tangerine Comet (metallic), Ceramic Blue (pearl), Pulse Red (pearl) and Acid Yellow (metallic) being a £565 option. A two-tone roof is available to order as a £420 option on the Premium & Premium SE models.

So, the cheapest 39-kWh variant rings in at just £29,495 ($38,938 USD), while the range-topping Kona Electric with the 64-kWh battery starts at £36,295 ($47,915 USD)

Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK. stated:

With the 64kWh offering a potential 300 mile range, KONA Electric will not only appeal to customers who are already familiar with battery electric technology but perhaps more importantly, will enable some customers to take the step into electric vehicles by not only removing range anxiety but by doing so with a stylish, technically advanced and affordable package.

We expect to receive U.S. pricing information very soon.

More info in the press blast below:

Hyundai Motor UK announce KONA Electric pricing and specifications

Prices for KONA Electric start from £29,495 – not including the £4,500 Plug-In Car Grant (PICG)
Available in 39kWh / 135PS or 64kWh / 204PS battery and motor combinations
Offers the very latest in battery electric powertrain and connected technology and a driving range of up to 300 miles
Available to order exclusively on Hyundai’s Click to Buy website (www.hyundai.co.uk/clicktobuy)

29 June 2018 – Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of the KONA Electric, which will be available to order from the 2 August.

KONA Electric is the latest electrified model from Hyundai, joining both the IONIQ family and the forthcoming NEXO as the brand drives towards 18 new electrified models by 2025. 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 (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tyre pressure display. Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Follow Assist (LFA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are also available dependant on trim level.

DownloadShare
Prices will start from £29,495 (excluding 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 key specification items.

KONA Electric Premium 39kWh is the next model up in the range, which starts from £30,870 (excluding Plug In Car Grant). The specification builds on the SE trim level by offering customers additional equipment including, privacy glass, LED rear lamps, front parking sensors, auto dimming rear mirror and automatic windscreen wipers, 8” touchscreen display audio system with Navigation, DAB, Apple Car Play™ and Android Auto™, combined with the KRELL audio system with 8 speakers and wireless charging for compatible devices. 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 is available from £36,295 (not including Plug In Car Grant), which adds additional equipment to the Premium including LED headlamps with High Beam Assist (HBA), 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 (metallic) is a no cost option finish, with Chalk White (pearl), Tangerine Comet (metallic), Ceramic Blue (pearl), Pulse Red (pearl) and Acid Yellow (metallic) being a £565 option. A two-tone roof is available to order as a £420 option on the Premium & Premium SE models.

DownloadShare
KONA Electric will initially be available to order exclusively from Hyundai’s Click to Buy website with rollout across the dealer network in 2019.

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 2. Test drives will be facilitated through a dealer roadshow in due course.

Tony Whitehorn

President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK

With the 64kWh offering a potential 300 mile range, KONA Electric will not only appeal to customers who are already familiar with battery electric technology but perhaps more importantly, will enable some customers to take the step into electric vehicles by not only removing range anxiety but by doing so with a stylish, technically advanced and affordable package.

Tony Whitehorn

President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK

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.

Hyundai Kona Electric
25 photos
Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai Kona Electric

Categories: Hyundai

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

25 Comments on "Hyundai Announces Kona Electric Pricing In UK"

newest oldest most voted
SparkEV BoltEV

By the time they get here, Tesla and GM would not have any tax credit left, which means 64 kWh Kona could be $40K, Bolt $38K, Tesla 3 $35K (haha, yeah I know). Buying the Bolt before tax credit expiry (Q1 2019?) will result in lowest cost 200+ mile EV.

K L

In Q1 2019, the model 3 will still have 1/2 the tax credit available, making it “only” $31,250.

Just to keep the facts straight.

Xetown

35k M3 isn’t a “fact”

antrik

It’s as much a fact as any car with a price announced but not being delivered yet… Such as, say, the Kona?

SparkEV BoltEV

To get $31.25K Tesla 3 when Kona is out Tesla must be producing them about 80,000 cars per month starting now. That ain’t happening. If you’re going to compare few unicorns who reserved and waited for 2.5 years as if that’s the norm, Bolt is only $22K, because that’s today’s sale price post subsidy and incentives.

K L

What are you smoking? What does 80,000 cars per month have to do with the tax credit expiration countdown happening in July 1st?

All indications are that Tesla will deliver the 200,000th EV in the US in July 2018. That triggers the sunsetting of the tax credit. From July 2018 until Dec 2018, any EV’s they sell in the US will still qualify for the full $7500 tax credit. From Jan 2019 until May 2019, any EV’s they sell will qualify for the 1/2 the credit … which is $3750.

Current delivery estimates say the $35k model 3 is due to be shipped in the next 6-9 months, which means they should still qualify for the $3750 tax credit, making it a $31.25k EV. I did NOT say that it was cheaper than a Bolt, which is $38k – $7500 = $30.5k.

Care to explain what you’re talking about? Or are you just a hater? Just as a reminder, you’re the one who mentioned Q1 2019.

Will

Wrong again July to October full credit and 3500 October to end of December

K L

Is it too much to ask that commenters of this website are at least knowledgable about EV’s?

Before you tell someone they’re wrong, make sure you get your facts straight. There’s a pretty little chart on this page to help you out: https://insideevs.com/us-federal-7500-ev-credit-expiry-date-by-automaker-estimates/

If you’re mature enough, I will gladly accept your apology.

SparkEV BoltEV

If you’re trying to get Tesla 3 when Kona is available, you will NOT get subsidy. In order to get subsidy when Kona is available, Tesla must fill all reservations holders, which work out to be about 80K cars per month.

If you’re claiming those who reserved 2.5 years ago for getting $3.5K subsidy, Bolt is now selling for about $32.5K-$7.5K=$25K. You don’t compare past purchase with present one.

K L

I see now what you’re thinking. No, I’m not comparing past purchases to current one.

The 400k reservations is GLOBAL. The tax credit only applies to domestic sales. Less than half are domestic, of that probably half are the short-range version. So less than 100,000 (of current reservations) need to be fulfilled before short-range needs to be delivered. At 5k/week of production (what they are targetting in July), that’s 125k before the end of the year.

New orders of the model 3 has a delivery estimate of 6-9 months, even accounting for Elon Time, new orders should still make it at the end of the $3750 tax credit period. Afterwards, there’s still 6-months of $1875 tax credit remaining.

Yes, the Bolt is now selling for $25k (after tax credit), which makes it a great price. And by Q1 2019, the bolt will either still have the full tax credit available or be at the 1/2 credit. Either way, the bolt will still be the lowest price 200+ mile EV.

I was just pointing out the error in the tax credit situation in your initial post.

SparkEV BoltEV

You seem to know more about reservation breakdown than Tesla. According to them, total reservation count has been increasing, so it’s well over 400K. I wouldn’t be surprised if 400K in US alone.

As for 6-9 months, you do realize that’s Tesla months, a company that’s always been late, which means more like 12-24 months.

antrik

Funny, today they announced they are at 420,000 reservations. But even before that, latest number published a few weeks ago was 450,000.

Production is 5000 pre week *right now*. That’s certainly enough to fulfil all U.S. reservations before end of Q2 2019.

Sure, Tesla has been always late with production ramps; but production has never gone *down* — which is what would have to happen at this point in your scenario.

JyChevyVolt

$47,915 includes VAT. In the US, it should be priced around $38k, making it cheaper than the premium Bolt EV. The lowest Kona EV trim has more options than the highest optioned Bolt EV.

Get Real

A big if of course, but if the Kona and Niro are brought to the US in large numbers they will have a a large pricing advantage over the Bolt EV (which only sells about 30,000 units a year) because of the tax credit.

This could be very bad for Bolt sales.

Will

Not really dealers can take money off the hood if they have trouble selling it like it’s happening now in Elyria Ohio, they have bolt that was on sell for 32k now they are at 28k waiting to get to 26k to make the trigger. And yes it has dcfc

EVShopper

Not sure how they are going to have a huge price advantage? Based on the numbers we’ve seen so far.

librab103

It will be interesting to see how well the Kona will sell in the US. Hyundai has said it has 20,000 reservations alone in Norway. it is not a bad priced SUV BEV with decent range. The problem is the limit number of shipments to Norway this year. I wonder how many will be shipped to the UK this year?

antrik

“Not a bad priced SUV BEV” is a major understatement. There is nothing else even close to it.

Too bad it’s a compliance car that won’t be sold in any significant numbers outside of ZEV markets…

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

“and head up display”

I just might have to test drive one when it get’s here for that feature.

Troy

There’s a YouTube video in Korea showing it; small but serviceable, showing speed

HUD

This feature is already on the ICE version of Kona, so you can see that already 😉

Ed

Hopefully Hyundai will seriously ramp up production, because reports are they only plan to make 18,600 this year. I know we’re already half way through the year, but those are pretty feeble numbers and demand will massively outstrip supply.

Rodri

I wish that but I don’t think the production of batteries can be ramped up. They don’t have a gigafactory, their suppliers are expanding production but it will take years to mass produce them. For now it was engineered as a compliance car for US, Europe and Korea

Brandon

Personally I’m going to be excited when there’s a ~200 mile range EV that is priced somewhere around $30k USD and can actually fast charge at ~100 kW.
It’ll be very interesting to see who does that first.

antrik

I think it’s more interesting who will be first to sell something like that at a profit, and thus with decent availability, rather than just a compliance car…