Hyundai Motor UK has announced the pricing and specification of the new Kona Electric, the company’s game changing zero emission electric vehicle which was first released in 2018.
The new Kona Electric has undergone a series of exterior design updates; at the front with a new-look closed grille and new LED Daytime Running Lights and new, sharper headlamps that incorporate multifaceted reflector (MFR) technology. Air inlets in front of the wheel arch claddings enhance its aerodynamics and reduce turbulence in the front wheelhouse area and the air intake in the lower bumper is visually enhanced by horizontal satin accent bars. To the side, new painted wheel arch claddings give the new Kona Electric a new look, with a new 17-inch alloy wheel design, new rear bumper and revised rear lamps completing the design changes.
Amongst the specification enhancements for the new Kona Electric, interior additions include a standard 10.25-inch driver’s digital supervision instrument cluster with a choice of display options and information displays, whilst the 10.25-inch AVN system is now standard across the range, with its combination of Bluelink app control, KRELL premium multi speaker sound and navigation with voice control.
The new Kona Electric continues with a choice of two battery/powertrain offerings, and three trim levels are available to customers with the new SE Connect and Ultimate trims joining a revised Premium specification. From £33,125 on the road, the Kona Electric SE Connect 39.2kWh is offered with a standard 10.25-inch digital supervision instrument cluster, 10.25-inch AVN system with subscription free Apple Car Play and Android Auto, 5 year Bluelink subscription and ten years of map updates via the MapCare scheme. Standard rear parking sensors with a rear view camera, keyless entry with stop/start button and smart adaptive cruise control with stop/go function all provide customers with convenience when driving.
The Premium trim has been revised from the previous model, with standard equipment additions including full LED headlamps, heated front seats heated steering wheel and cabin ambient lighting. Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCA) are also added to the already comprehensive safety equipment list. Other key features for the Premium include front parking sensors, LED rear lights, power folding mirrors, automatic windscreen wipers and wireless device charging point.
New to the Kona Electric range is the Ultimate 64 kWh, which now adds an electric tilt and slide sunroof and the Highway Drive Assist function to an already comprehensive specification, including head up display, leather upholstery with full electric adjustments to the front, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK said “Kona Electric has been a fundamental player in the UK’s fast growing electric vehicle market and 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.”
All New Kona Electric models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 8 year 100,000 mile High Voltage Battery Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.