The EV onslaught continues for Hyundai with the Kona Electric compact crossover. Offered in the US with the larger 64-kWh battery feeding a 201 horsepower, 291 lb-ft electric motor, it delivers up to 285 miles of range, kicking into touch rivals like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, and just shy of the Tesla Model 3 Long Range. Pricing is expected to kick off at around $37,000 – before federal tax credit – for the base SEL trim, with Limited and Ultimate trims – the latter incorporating rain sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, head-up display, and an 8-inch infotainment setup – likely to push the price up to around the $43,000 mark, pre tax credit.
|EV SEL FWD||TBC||Single-Speed Reduction Gear||Front wheel drive||$35,497||$36,450|
|EV Limited FWD||TBC||Single-Speed Reduction Gear||Front wheel drive||$39,918||$41,150|
|EV Ultimate FWD||TBC||Single-Speed Reduction Gear||Front wheel drive||$43,055||$44,650|