Hyundai and its sister brand Kia are on a mad EV tear, and the latest battery-fueled Hyundai, the Kona Electric, just got its price tag. Here’s what to expect.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona will come in a trio of trim levels: SEL, Limited, and Ultimate. The 2019 Kona Electric Limited will start from $36,450 before federal and local tax credits. This base trim level will come well equipped with standard features, including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera, projector headlights, LED taillights, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, a six-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
Moving up to the Limited trim pushes the price to $41,150 before tax credits. In addition to all the features in the SEL trim, the Limited model adds LED headlights, automatic high-beam headlights, mirror-integrated turn signals, a sunroof, an eight-way power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, a 315-watt Infinity audio system with eight speakers, and wireless charging.
Finally, heading into the Ultimate trim pumps the price to $44,650 before tax credits. The Ultimate trim includes all the Limited features, plus full-stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, an 8-inch touchscreen audio system, and navigation.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona is available now in California and will move to other zero-emissions states across the country throughout the year. Nationwide availability may never come, though.