Hyundai Kona

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The Hyundai Kona is New Zealand's 4th best selling full electric vehicle - see top 10

The Hyundai Kona EV is a subcompact SUV that was launched in 2018.

Hyundai Kona LR

2018→

Range

484kms

Battery

64kWh

Price

$71,365*
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Boot Space
  • Frunk
  • SUV
  • 5
  • 4205 mm
  • 1800 mm
  • 1495 mm
  • 332 L / 1114 L
  • -
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Battery
  • Tow
  • 7.6 s
  • 167 km/h
  • 150 kW
  • FWD
  • 67.5 / 64
  • -
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 373 km
  • $2.21/100 km
  • 11 kW
  • 77 kW
  • 132 Wh/km

Hyundai Kona SR

2018→

Range

305kms

Battery

39.2kWh

Price

$61,365*
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Boot Space
  • Frunk
  • SUV
  • 5
  • 4205 mm
  • 1800 mm
  • 1495 mm
  • 332 L / 1114 L
  • -
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Battery
  • Tow
  • 9.7 s
  • 155 km/h
  • 100 kW
  • FWD
  • 42 / 39.2
  • -
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 235 km
  • $2.15/100 km
  • 7.2 kW
  • 50 kW
  • 129 Wh/km

The smaller-battery Kona has a lower price point than its 64 kWh sibling but accounts for less than 20% of Kona EV sales. The lower range and lack of power may be the reason. Other SUVs such as the ZS EV and Atto 3 offer a superior range at a 30% cheaper price - we can expect the 39 kWh variant to disappear into obscurity.

* Rebate applied. Original price is $79,990
* Rebate applied. Original price is $69,990

The Kona Electric began NZ distribution in July 2018, with two variations - the smaller range (39 kWh), and a longer range (64 kWh).

Kona (Series II 2021-)

2021 saw the Series II released - a facelift version providing extra cargo capacity, rear seat legroom, enhanced safety features, and exterior aesthetic, but no changes to the power train (or range).

Kona (first generation 2018-2020)

Hyundai first claimed a WLTP range of 470 km. By the time the Kona EV was released, they had changed that to 459 km. Then, in March 2020, Hyundai announced a WLTP range of 484 km.

Either way, Kona owners consistently report excellent range (economical drivers getting as much as 500 km) from their Kona.

There were about 700 of these Kona's sold in NZ.

Kona Electric
The 2018-2020 Kona EV can be distinguished from the later Series II by the front grille.

The first Kona had two trims: the base, and the Elite (see the original spec brochure). The Elite offers additional extras:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Heated steering wheel.
  • Wireless phone charging.
  • 8-speaker audio system.
  • Larger 10.25" infotainment screen.
  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 6-way power adjustable passenger’s seat.
  • Heads up display system

How many Kona's sold in NZ?

Data shown for all Hyundai Kona variations combined including both NZ New and Used import registrations. Breakdown by year or month.

How many Kona's are there in NZ?

There have been 2,348 Hyundai Kona's registered in NZ to date.

This is made up of 99.9% NZ New and 0.1% Used Import.

How many of each submodel is there?

How many units of each major model variation (NZ new) have been registered to date.

Raw submodel dataUnits
EV 64KWH 150KW/EV/FD1926
EV 100KW/EV/FD235
EV ELITE 64KWH 150KW103
EV ELITE 100KW/EV57
EV 64KWH/EV/FD12
EV 39KWH/EV/FD8
OS EV ELITE 64KW 1504
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