Hyundai Kona Electric Gets Cheaper For 2024

The Hyundai Kona Electric is some $800 or so cheaper than last year, despite updates to the lineup. The base, 133-hp front-driven Kona Electric SE starts at just $34,010 including destination. For reference, last year’s Kona Electric SE was $34,845 including destination. Stepping up to the 201-hp SEL model raises pricing to $38,010, with the Limited trim topping the lineup at $42,380.

2024’s updates included a bump in overall size, with the front-wheel drive-only Kona Electric gaining six inches in length. Most of that goes to rear legroom, which is now three inches more plentiful. The rest goes to cargo space, which Hyundai says is now 33% larger. Range and charging have both been improved too, with an EPA-estimated 261 miles of range, up from 258 thanks to improved underbody covers and more aerodynamic 17-inch wheels.

All Kona Electrics come with a standard pair of 12.3-inch screens- one for the gauge cluster and another in the center. The pair of screens have been updated to add standard wireless Carplay and Android Auto, as well as a host of EV-specific menus for charging. Over on the wheel, the Kona uses paddles to control regenerative braking, including i-Pedal, the brand’s one-pedal driving mode. Other niceties inside include USB-C ports front and rear, available heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

On the safety front, all Kona Electric models come with the brand’s SmartSense driver assistance system. This includes features like forward collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and more. Hyundai has also expanded HyundaiPay to the Kona Electric, allowing payments for things like parking and charging to be made by a card tied to the car in some circumstances. The brand hasn’t yet said when 2024 Kona Electric models will be headed to dealers.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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