Hyundai Kona

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The Hyundai Kona is New Zealand's 3rd best selling full electric vehicle - see top 10

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

Hyundai Kona 39 kWh

2018→

Range

305kms

Battery

39.2kWh

Price

$61,365*
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • SUV
  • 5
  • 4205 mm
  • 1800 mm
  • 1495 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 9.7 s
  • 155 km/h
  • 100 kW
  • FWD
  • -
  • 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.

Hyundai Kona 64 kWh

2018→

Range

484kms

Battery

64kWh

Price

$71,365*
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • SUV
  • 5
  • 4205 mm
  • 1800 mm
  • 1495 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 7.6 s
  • 167 km/h
  • 150 kW
  • FWD
  • -
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 373 km
  • $2.21/100 km
  • 11 kW
  • 77 kW
  • 132 Wh/km
* Rebate applied. Original price is $69,990
* Rebate applied. Original price is $79,990

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

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

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 2,174 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/FD1777
EV 100KW/EV/FD234
EV ELITE 64KWH 150KW101
EV ELITE 100KW/EV56
OS EV ELITE 64KW 1504
Data sources

Vehicle numbers from Waka Kotahi MVR database. See more about data sources and definitions.

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