2024 Hyundai KONA Electric Price and Specs: All-New EV Priced Down to Compete with BYD Atto 3 and MG ZS EV

Jacob Brooke
January 9, 2024
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After a period of internal deliberations over pricing, influenced by market competition from BYD and MG, Hyundai has launched the all-new KONA Electric. The delay was attributed to Hyundai's efforts to competitively position the KONA Electric against the likes of the BYD Atto 3 and MG ZS EV.

The new KONA Electric comes in two powertrain options, 99kW and 150kW 2WD, with prices starting at $54,000. This pricing strategy reflects Hyundai's response to market pressures, with the Standard Range priced at $54,000, down $500 from its 2023 Elite Standard Range counterpart, and the Extended Range at $58,000, showing a $2,500 reduction from the previous Elite Extended Range model.

The Premium Extended Range variant is priced at $68,000, which is a $4,000 increase compared to the previous Highlander Extended Range model.

In comparison, BYD's Atto 3, since its entry into the market, is offered at $48,011 for the Standard Range and $51,011 for the Extended Range, before on-road costs. The Atto 3's 50kWh Standard Range offers a WLTP range of 320 kilometers, while its 60kWh Extended Range version provides up to 420km.

MG has also made competitive moves in the market, recently reducing the price of their MG ZS EV. The new pricing starts at $40,990 for the Excite model, a $2,000 reduction, while the mid-tier Essence is now $43,990, down $1,000. The top-spec Long Range sees the most significant price cut, down $6,000 to $49,990.

The Excite and Essence models come with a 44.5kWh battery offering a 320km range, and the Long Range variant includes a 68kWh battery capable of 440km.

The new KONA Electric distinguishes itself with a range of up to 505km (WLTP) and supports fast charging, capable of reaching 80 percent charge in approximately 45 minutes. It features a horizontal dashboard design with two 12.3-inch digital displays and a Shift by Wire drive selector. Safety features include the Bluelink TM connected car services and the SmartSense TM safety suite.

2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Pricing:

  • Kona Electric Standard Range: $54,000 (down $500)
  • Kona Electric Extended Range: $58,000 (down $2500)
  • Kona Electric Premium Extended Range: $68,000 (up $4000)

Note: Prices exclude on-road costs.

2024 Hyundai Kona Electric Specifications by Model Grade:

Kona Electric Standard Range ($54,000; down $500):

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Space-saver spare wheel
  • Reflector LED headlights (dusk sensing, automatic high beams)
  • LED daytime-running lights
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • Bluelink connected-car services
  • Over-the-air updates
  • Rear-view camera
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cloth seat upholstery
  • Manually-adjustable front seats with two-way driver lumbar
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Open-type centre console
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • LED interior lighting
  • Heat pump
  • One-pedal drive mode
  • Vehicle-to-Load capability (interior port)
  • Seven airbags including front-centre airbag
  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian/cyclist detection and intersection assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane following assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Driver attention warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Door exit warning
  • Rear occupant alert

Kona Electric Extended Range ($58,000; down $2500):

  • All Standard Range features
  • Extended battery capacity (64.8 kWh)
  • Increased WLTP range (up to 505km with 17” wheel, 444km with 19” wheel)
  • Additional SmartSense™ features

Kona Electric Premium Extended Range ($68,000; up $4000):

  • All Extended Range features
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Projector LED headlights
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • 360-degree camera with 3D view
  • Rear autonomous emergency braking
  • Remote Smart Park Assist
  • Head-up display
  • Eight-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Sunroof
  • Leather-appointed seat upholstery (black, Light Shale Grey, Sage Green options)
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory
  • 8-way power-adjustable passenger seat
  • 'Relaxation' front seats with heating and ventilation
  • Heated outboard rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power tailgate
  • Ambient interior mood lighting
  • Additional SmartSense™ features (Blind-Spot View Monitor, Parking Collision Avoidance Assist-Reverse, 3D Surround View Monitor, Parking Distance Warning, Remote Smart Parking)
  • Enhanced interior and exterior features for comfort and convenience

Note: All prices are exclusive of on-road costs.

Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

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