What Hyundai's EV competitors were expecting with the original version of this model was a fairly straightforward proposition: an on the road price in the £30,000-£35,000 bracket, battery capacity around 40kWh and 180 miles of WLTP-rated driving range. And indeed, that's almost precisely what's delivered by the base 39.2kWh version of this Kona Electric, which is offered in two guises, 'SE Connect (which costs around £30,000)' and plusher 'Premium' (which costs around £31,500). What the market wasn't expecting was the version of this Kona Electric that that most original customers for this model chose, the 64kWh variant that almost all customers of this battery-powered model will want. With this top derivative, there's 279 miles of WLTP-rated range for around £35,000 (if you go for a 'Premium'-trimmed model) or around £37,500 (if you go for the top 'Ultimate' variant). All the prices we've just quoted you include subtraction of the £3,000 government grant provided towards purchase of full-EV vehicles.
This improved model includes a range of extra camera safety features, including Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. Another feature new to this model is Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), which alerts the driver if they do not react fast enough when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving. Further new safety features include Safe Exit Warning (SEW) and Rear Seat Alert (RSA). SEW warns passengers intending to exit the vehicle if it is not yet safe to do so. RSA is a door-checker feature that recognises if the rear doors have been opened prior to departing.