Hyundai UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of the Kona Electric, which will be available from August 2. The Kona Electric is the newest electrified model from Hyundai, joining the likes of the Ioniq range and the upcoming Nexo brand.
Front styling changes include a silver garnish connecting the daytime running lamps, a closed grille incorporating the charge point and a redesigned front bumper with active air flaps. At the rear, the bumper has been redesigned for improved airflow, as well as housing resigned turn signal and fog lamp units. From the side, the 17-inch alloy wheels, lower side skirt and wheel arch side claddings are clear differentiators from the internal combustion engine versions of Kona.
Under the hood, the car can be had with either a 100kW electric motor (136bhp) and 39kWh lithium-Ion battery or a more powerful 150kW electric motor (204bhp) and 64kWh lithium-ion battery.
The safety features include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, forward collision warning, brake assist and blind spot detection. Prices will start from £29,495 (Rs 26.66 lakhs) for the Kona Electric SE 39kWh variant.
The Kona Electric Premium 39kWh is the next model up in the range, which starts from £30,870 (Rs 27.93 lakhs). The range topping Kona Electric Premium SE 64kWh is available from £36,295 (32.81 lakhs) which adds additional equipment over the other two variants.