Starting Price Announced for 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
With a starting MSRP dipping below $30,000 with the help of tax credits, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric crossover will be one of the most competitively priced EVs on the market.
According to Hyundai, the starting MSRP for the Kona Electric will be $36,450. When the federal EV tax credit is figured in, the Kona Electric’s starting price drops to $28,950 (plus a $1,045 delivery fee). The Kona Electric’s closest competitor, the Chevrolet Bolt, starts at $36,620.
Hyundai Vice President Mike O’Brien calls the Kona Electric “exceptionally affordable.” He says, “We’re confident it will set new standards for the electric-propelled compact CUV segment, with outstanding value, range flexibility, appealing design, cutting-edge connectivity, and class-leading available safety features.”
The Kona Electric should go on sale in California starting early in 2019. Over the next several months, it will gradually be made available in western and northeastern states with strong zero-emissions vehicle requirements and incentives.
The Kona Electric will offer 258 miles of range, more than any other vehicle in its segment. Its powertrain will deliver a spirited 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque. The Kona Electric’s efficiency has been rated by the EPA at a combined 120 MPGe.
A key selling point for the Kona Electric will be its array of safety technologies — especially the Hyundai Smart Sense safety suite. This will include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and High Beam Assist.
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