Hyundai's 2019 Kona Electric, its first battery-electric offering, retails for at least $37,495 for the entry model of three models that have gone on sale now in California, Hyundai has announced. The vehicle would be eligible for a $7,500 federal tax rebate that would bring the cost under $30,000.
The 2019 Kona Electric will also be offered in other zero-emission-vehicle states in the northeast.
Trim grades of the subcompact SUV include the base SEL, Limited, and Ultimate. A 150-killowatt electric motor powers all models. It delivers up to 201 horsepower through a single-speed reduction gear transmission to a front-wheel drivetrain. Pricing for Limited and Ultimate have been set at $42,195 and $45,745 respectively. All prices include a $1,045 delivery fee.
The higher grades add safety and convenience features, such as high beam assist, LED headlights, wireless device charging, pedestrian detection, reverse parking assist, and adaptive cruise control.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet