Hyundai Kona Electric To Arrive In Australia Next Month

FEB 4 2019 BY MARK KANE 4

Hyundai expands to Australia

Hyundai is going to finally introduce the Kona Electric in Australia, which was initially expected to happen in 2018.

The first batch (64 kWh battery varsions) should be imported in early March at price of probably around $53,000-$55,000 AUD ($38,200-$39,700 USD).

Some dealers are already booking test drives, so hopefully, the EV market in Australia will get a boost. However, we shouldn’t expect any big numbers, as the high price┬ámakes EV sales very difficult there.

In 2018, Hyundai also began sales of IONIQ Electric.

Source: thedriven.io

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4 Comments on "Hyundai Kona Electric To Arrive In Australia Next Month"

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The Hyundai Kona EV sells for real gold, in the land down under. With a price approaching $40k US, maybe The Aussie Tesla Model 3 SR will be a close price competitor, when it finally makes the the Kangaroo hop in about 6-12 months.

Has been available for six months in New Zealand and was number 7 in the Top Ten for 2018.
http://ev-sales.blogspot.com/2019/01/new-zealand-december-2018.html

Will be interested to see how accurate that price estimate is next month given that it sells for around $80k in New Zealand.

How many are they planning to import? Sounds like another disaster like Nissan Leaf, where hardly any dealers can sell it, high prices so not very attractive to buyers (how can the $25k Kona jump to $53k just because of $20k electrics?) and what will the service situation be like?
I love my EV but Australia is the pits in this space.