February 15, 2019 – Because of high demand for the Kona EV, Hyundai is no longer allowing people outside of the 10 ZEV states to order the Kona Electric until they are able to meet demand.
January 28, 2019 – Hyundai issues a press release with 2019 Kona Electric price details in USA. All 3 trim models have the same 64 kWh battery pack and 201 horsepower electric motor.
SEL priced from $36,450 with $1,045 freight charges
Limited priced from $41,150 with $1,045 freight charges
Ultimate priced from $44,650 with $1,045 freight charges
On December 14, 2018, Hyundai North America announced the pricing of the 2019 Kona Electric crossover. The starting price for the Kona EV is $36,450. After the $7500 federal tax credit, the net price will be $28,950 plus a $900 delivery charge.
As of June 2018, Hyundai USA still has a “sign up for updates” on their homepage, and has yet to announce pricing for the 2019 Kona Electric. Best estimates are that the Kona EV will arrive in the US sometime in the first half of 2019.
On the Hyundai Canada website, the Kona Electric is publicized as the first electric sub-compact SUV in Canada. However, the main header on the page also states the Kona Electric is ‘coming soon’.
On June 29, Hyundai Motor UK announced pricing for the KONA Electric.
The 39.2 kWh Kona Electric SE pricing starts from £29,495 (excluding Plug In Car Grant). For the 39.2 kWh Kona Electric Premium, the price starts from £30,870 (excluding Plug In Car Grant) and includes additional equipment like privacy glass, LED rear lamps, automatic windscreen wipers as well as an 8inch touchscreen system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
For the larger capacity, 64 kWh KONA Electric Premium, pricing starts at from £36,295 (excluding Plug In Car Grant) and adds not just the larger battery pack, but other features such as heated and ventilated seats, LED headlamps, and heads up display.
Starting August 2, 2018, Hyundai Motor UK will have the KONA Electric only available through Hyundai’s Click and Buy website initially.
In 2019, the automaker plans to rollout the KONA EV to its dealer network.
KONA Electric Pricing and Availability in Germany
The Kona Electric will be available in 2 battery pack sizes, and three trim levels. The 39.2 kWh battery size with basic trim, called KONA Trend, will cost 34,600 euros – not counting the 4,300 euro environmental bonus available.
In order to get the largest, 64 kWh batter pack, price for the premium trim level starts at 39,000 euros, with the top level Kona Electric Premium trim socsting 45,600 euros.
Availability in Norway
In early June 2018, Hyundai Norway announced the Kona EV would be priced at 254,900 NOK (approx $31,000 USD) and they began to accept orders. Shortly later, Hyundai Motor Norway announced the order list was closed, as more than 20,000 people expressed interest.
In order to balance limited production capacity between several markets, Hyundai Norway announced that only 2500 copies of the Kona Electric would be sold in Norway this year, which means some of the almost 7000 initial orders will be waiting until 2020 to receive their Hyundai EV.
Deliveries are scheduled to start on July 1, 2018.
Australian Availability of Kona Electric
Based on the popular Kona ICE version and at a price of around AUD $55,000 plus, it is more expensive than the 2018 LEAF and base level Tesla Model 3 when it arrives, but the Kona EV can still be a competitor.
The Kona EV is coming to Australia towards the end of 2018, but Hyundai has not made an official announcement if both the 39.2 kWH and 64 kWh battery pack sizes will be available.