Hyundai Kona

hyundai kona

RANGE

305 - 484kms

PRICE

$69,990+

The Hyundai Kona Electric is a subcompact SUV that was launched in 2018. Known for its versatility and excellent efficiency, it has been a popular choice in the NZ EV market, particularly as a company vehicle.

Specs

Hyundai Kona 39 kWh

2018→
hyundai kona

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.

Price

Price$69,990

Performance

0-100 km/h9.7 s
Top Speed155 km/h
Total Power100 kW
DriveFront Wheel Drive

Range & Efficiency

WLTP Consumption measures recharged electric energy from the mains (includes charging losses).
WLTP Range305 km
Highway Range233 km
WLTP Consumption143 Wh/km
Charging Cost $3.58/100 km

Hyundai Kona 39 kWh: Real Range

Estimate the real world range that may be achieved in local conditions.
Real range270 km
Consumption6.9 km / kWh
14.5 kWh / 100 km

Type of driving

All urban
All highway

Outside temperature

14 °C

Battery & Charging

Battery42 kWh / 39.2 kWh
ChemistryNMC
AC speed (max)7.2 kW
DC speed (max)50 kW
V2L-

Dimensions

Seats5
Tow Rating- / -
Boot Space332 L / 1114 L
Frunk-
ShapeSmall SUV
Length4205 mm
Width1800 mm
Height1570 mm
Kerb Weight1535 kg

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Hyundai Kona 64 kWh

2018→
hyundai kona

Price

Price$79,990

Performance

0-100 km/h7.6 s
Top Speed167 km/h
Total Power150 kW
DriveFront Wheel Drive

Range & Efficiency

WLTP Consumption measures recharged electric energy from the mains (includes charging losses).
WLTP Range484 km
Highway Range370 km
WLTP Consumption147 Wh/km
Charging Cost $3.68/100 km

Hyundai Kona 64 kWh: Real Range

Estimate the real world range that may be achieved in local conditions.
Real range429 km
Consumption6.7 km / kWh
14.9 kWh / 100 km

Type of driving

All urban
All highway

Outside temperature

14 °C

Battery & Charging

Battery67.5 kWh / 64 kWh
ChemistryNMC
AC speed (max)11 kW
DC speed (max)77 kW
V2L-

Dimensions

Seats5
Tow Rating- / -
Boot Space332 L / 1114 L
Frunk-
ShapeSmall SUV
Length4205 mm
Width1800 mm
Height1570 mm
Kerb Weight1685 kg

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Hyundai Kona 39 kWhHyundai Kona 64 kWh
Price$69,990$79,990
Range (WLTP)305 km484 km
Highway Range238 km378 km
0-100 km/h9.7 s7.6 s
Top Speed155 km/h167 km/h
DriveFWDFWD
Power100 kW150 kW
Battery (nominal)42 kWh67.5 kWh
Battery (usable)39.2 kWh64 kWh
WLTP Consumption143 Wh/km147 Wh/km
ChemistryNMCNMC
AC speed7.2 kW11 kW
DC speed50 kW77 kW
Vehicle to Load--
Boot space332 L332 L
Boot (seats down)1114 L1114 L
Frunk--
Seats55
Length4205 mm4205 mm
Width1800 mm1800 mm
Height1570 mm1570 mm
Weight1535 kg1685 kg
Tow (braked)--
Tow (unbraked)--

Hyundai Kona (2024)

Upcoming model
kona 2023

The upgraded Kona is slightly larger than its predecessor, allowing for larger boot space and interior room. A slightly larger battery also leads to a slightly increased range.

Price

Price$0
DateExpected Q4 2023

Performance

0-100 km/h8.8 s
Top Speed170 km/h
Total Power160 kW
DriveFront Wheel Drive

Range & Efficiency

WLTP Consumption measures recharged electric energy from the mains (includes charging losses).
WLTP Range514 km
Highway Range393 km
WLTP Consumption147 Wh/km
Charging Cost $3.68/100 km

Battery & Charging

Battery68.5 kWh / 65.4 kWh
ChemistryNMC
AC speed (max)11 kW
DC speed (max)100 kW
V2LYes
V2L Interior1 x NZ Socket
V2L ExteriorType 2 (adaptor)

Dimensions

Seats5
Tow Rating- / -
Boot Space466 L / 1300 L
Frunk27 L
ShapeSmall SUV
Length4355 mm
Width1825 mm
Height1575 mm
Kerb Weight1798 kg

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

Kona (2024-)

Several improvements were made to the 2024 Kona: larger cabin space (and exterior dimensions), V2L capability, change in exterior styling, and battery pre-conditioning. Both variants have slightly larger batteries than previous model years, although the WLTP range barely changed – up to 490 km (+6 km) for the long-range variant.

Kona (series II 2021-2023)

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, but by the time the Kona was released, this was changed to 459 km. Then, in March 2020, Hyundai announced a WLTP range of 484 km.

Either way, Kona owners consistently report excellent range (economic drivers getting as much as 500 km) from their Kona. There were about 700 first-generation Konas sold in NZ.

Kona Electric
The front grille distinguishes the 2018-2020 Kona EV from the later Series II.

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

Local reviews on New Zealand roads

Tarmac Life
Silent Running: Hyundai Kona Electric Series 2 Review

"Being a small SUV means the car body has the room to accommodate all those batteries and a motor without compromising on room. And with a range of 484km, there’s not much sacrifice there either."

Ecotricity
Why is the Hyundai Kona EV so popular? A New Zealand review

"Well done Hyundai, you've made a real, real winner of a car. It may not be the most exciting thing on wheels but it's an excellent vehicle all around. I think for the case of the Hyundai Kona, its strength lies in its normalness."

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All Time
5
Last 12 months
13

The Hyundai Kona is the 5th best selling new fully electric vehicle (of all time) - in New Zealand. Over the past 12 months, the Hyundai Kona was the 13th best selling new EV.

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How many Hyundai Kona's have been sold in NZ?

There have been 2,988 Hyundai Kona's registered in NZ to date. This is made up of 99.9% NZ new and 0.1% used import.

How many sold per month and year

Hyundai Kona registrations per month and year, (NZ new and used imports combined).

How many of each submodel is there?

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

SubmodelUnits
EV 64KWH 150KW/EV/FD2212
EV 100KW/EV/FD236
EV 64KWH/EV/FD204
EV 39KWH/EV/FD128
EV ELITE 64KWH 150KW112
EV ELITE 100KW/EV58
EV ELITE 39KWH/EV18
EV ELITE 64KWH/EV13
OS EV ELITE 64KW 1504
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