Australian News - August 19, 2021

Kona Electric – Now More Accessible Than Ever

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has introduced the all-new 2021 Kona Electric “Standard Range”, and coinciding price reduction for the now renamed “Extended Range” powertrain variants.

Sharing all the technology, safety and convenience features, of its Extended Range siblings, the new 100kW / 39.2kWh entry powertrain makes the groundbreaking Kona Electric small SUV even more accessible than ever.

The renamed Kona Electric Extended Range (150kW / 64kWh) Elite and Highlander powertrain variants have received $1,500 and $2,000 MLP reductions respectively.

2021 Kona Electric revised model range

“The new Kona Electric Standard Range gives customers zero-emissions electric motoring in an attractive, sporty and practical small SUV, and at more accessible price.” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo said.

“It is Hyundai’s intention to establish leadership for eco cars in Australia. We already have the most diverse range of electrified vehicles including Kona Electric, NEXO our hydrogen-powered SUV and the soon to launch game changing IONIQ 5.

“Hyundai is leading Australia’s charge towards a greener transport future.”


The new Kona Electric Standard Range powertrain delivers ample performance thanks to the fitment of a 327V, 39.2kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.

The Standard Range 39.2kWh battery versions will continue to deliver Kona Electric’s renowned instant acceleration through a 100kW permanent-magnet synchronous motor, delivering 395Nm of torque.

The Standard Range powertrain offers a real-world all-electric range of up to 305km when tested to WLTP standards.

Competitor Comparison

Kona Electric Standard Range powertrain has the highest torque output, with longest real-world driving range and battery efficiency, versus its direct competitors.

Model Kona Electric

Standard Range

MG ZS EV Nissan Leaf


Mazda MX-30 Electric
Segment SUV Small SUV Small Passenger Small SUV Small
MLP $54,500 / $58,000 $41,990 $49,990 $65,490
Battery 39.2 kWh 44.5 kWh 40 kWh 35.5 kWh
Power 100 kW 105 kW 110 kW 107 kW
Torque 395 Nm 353 Nm 320 Nm 271 Nm
WLTP Range 305 km 263 km 270 km 200 km



Powertrain Engine Battery Elite Highlander
Standard Range 100kW Electric Motor 39.2kWh $54.500 $58,000
Extended Range 150kW Electric Motor 64kWh $60,500 $64,000

Options Elite Highlander
Premium paint $595 $595
Black / Grey interior $295 $295
Phantom Black Two-Tone Roof (deletes Sunroof) No Cost

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs


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Kona Electric Elite 100kW or 150kW Electric Motor
Key Specifications:    
6 airbags Auto dusk sensing headlights 10.25” satellite navigation system
SmartSense™ advanced driver assist: LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Harman Kardon 8-speaker audio
– Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear park assist system DAB+ digital radio
– Driver Attention Warning Rear view camera Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)
– Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Apple CarPlay compatibility
– Lane Following Assist 17” alloy wheels w/ Michelin Primacy4 Android Auto compatibility
– Lane Keeping Assist tyres Bluetooth connectivity
– Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Tyre mobility kit Rear passenger USB charging port
   Avoidance Assist Leather appointed interior Heated exterior mirrors
– Rear Occupant Alert Passenger height adjuster Power folding exterior mirrors
– Safe Exit Warning Electronic parking brake (EPB) Front & rear power windows;
– Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go Shift By Wire (SBW) – front windows one touch auto up/down
  Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Smart key & push button start Rear fog light
  Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Climate control w/ auto defog Front closed grille
  Brake Assist System (BAS) Rain sensing wipers Body coloured cladding
  Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Solar control glass w/ rear privacy Driver & front pass. seat back pocket
  Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) Acoustic film (windshield) Luggage net
  Traction Control System (TCS) 10.25″ digital supervision cluster Roof Rails
  Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) Paddle shifters In-cable control box (ICCB)

Kona Electric Highlander 100kW or 150kW Electric Motor
Key Specifications above Elite:    
Front park assist system Glass sunroof Heated steering wheel
LED headlights and front indicators Air ventilated front seats Ambient lighting
LED taillights Heated front and rear outboard seats No-cost option:
High Beam Assist Power driver’s and passengers’ seats  – Two-Tone Roof – Phantom Black
Head-up display (HUD) Electro-chromatic interior mirror    (deletes sunroof when selected)