Hyundai Motor UK has announced the pricing and specification of the New KONA Electric. This zero-emission electric car from the Korean carmaker was first released in 2018 and the latest incarnation will be offered with a choice of two powertrains. The 39.2kWh version with 136PS (134 horsepower) has a range of up to 189 miles (304km), while the 64kWh version with 204PS (201 horsepower) has a range of up to 300 miles (483km).
Both models offer charging flexibility with standard seven-pin Type 2 CCS and three-pin ICCB charging cables. New KONA Electric can be charged from as little as 47 minutes on a 100kW charger2, with a full recharge from a 7.2kW charger obtained in just six hours.
The New KONA Electric has undergone a series of exterior design updates. These include a new-look closed grille and new LED Daytime Running Lights along with new sharper headlamps that incorporate multifaceted reflector (MFR) technology.
For a more efficient ride the new KONA Electric air inlets in front of the wheel arch claddings to enhance its aerodynamics and reduce turbulence in the front wheelhouse area. Plus, the functional air intake in the lower bumper features horizontal satin accent bars.
To the side, newly designed wheel arch claddings give the New KONA Electric a fresh new look, with a new 17” alloy wheel design, new rear bumper and revised rear lamps completing the design changes.
The new KONA Electric will be available with three trim levels and in 10 different exterior finishes, six of which are new for this model. Prices start at £30,125 for the 39.2kWh version and £38,225 for the 64kWh model. A full list of prices can be found here.
Ashley Andrew, managing director, Hyundai Motor UK, said “KONA Electric has been a fundamental player in the UK’s fast-growing electric vehicle market. The latest updates will see us continue to offer customers a truly viable fully electric model that meets their expectations in terms of cost, range and equipment levels.”