2024 Hyundai KONA Electric Profile

2024 Hyundai KONA Electric.

When it first launched in 2018, the Hyundai KONA Electric was one of the first fully-electric compact SUVs on the market. For 2024, Hyundai has given the KONA Electric a complete redesign, positioning it to continue as one of the brand’s flagship electric vehicles.

What’s New for 2024

One of the biggest updates for the 2024 KONA Electric is the choice of two battery pack options. The base SE trim comes with a 48.6 kWh battery projected to provide an estimated 200 miles of range. However, the SEL and Limited trims get a larger 64.8 kWh battery that enablesup to 261 miles of driving range. When equipped with a 64.8 KWh battery, the KONA Electric supports 400V DC fast charging that can replenish the battery from 10-80% in around 43 minutes.

The 2024 KONA Electric also debuts several new EV-specific features designed to enhance efficiency and utility. This includes Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability that allows using the battery to power devices or electrical equipment through an adapter. An “i-PEDAL” driving mode enables one-pedal operation, while the regenerative System automatically adjusts regenerative braking levels based on traffic conditions. Active grille shutters help reduce aerodynamic drag when closed.

Exterior Design

On the outside, the 2024 KONA Electric maintains a similar overall profile to the gas-powered KONA models. However, it features several distinctive EV design cues. For example, the closed-off front grille area helps improve aerodynamics, contributing to the KONA Electric’s slippery 0.27 drag coefficient. Additionally, other unique styling elements include a “pixelated seamless horizon lamp”, pixel graphics, and the availability of vibrant color options like Neoteric Yellow and Mirage Green.

Interior and Cargo Space

Inside, the new KONA Electric trades the conventional tachometer for a digital driver display integrated alongside the standard 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. Furthermore, higher trims get a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster as well. Consequently, the center console has an open design and a rotational cupholder layout to provide more storage space.

Moreover, Hyundai increased the KONA Electric’s dimensions for 2024, translating to more interior room. Passenger space sees increases in headroom, legroom, and shoulder room compared to the previous generation. In addition, the same goes for cargo room behind the second row, which is now 25.5 cubic feet.

Battery and Range

First of all, the base KONA Electric SE trim comes with a 48.6 kWh battery pack that Hyundai estimates will provide around 200 miles of range. However, the SEL and Limited models with the larger 64.8 kWh battery, get up to 261 miles of driving range.

Subsequently, when equipped with the bigger battery, the KONA Electric supports 400V DC fast charging that can replenish from 10-80% state-of-charge in around 43 minutes. Alternatively, using a Level 2 (240V) home charging setup, a full charge from empty takes around 9 hours.

Performance and Driving

The KONA Electric is powered by a single permanent magnet synchronous electric motor. With the smaller battery pack, it produces 133 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. In contrast, models with the larger 64.8 kWh battery get a more potent 201 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque from the motor.

To help maximize driving range, the KONA Electric includes efficiency features like one-pedal driving mode, regenerative braking system, and active grille shutters. Likewise, unique to the Electric model is a “frunk” or front trunk storage area where the gas engine would typically be.

Meanwhile, the suspension tuning aims to provide a balance of comfort and responsive handling dynamics. The KONA Electric rides on a MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear setup.

Advanced Tech and Safety

Technology takes a big step forward in the 2024 KONA Electric. For instance, dual 12.3-inch displays, navigation, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, a Bose premium audio system, and over-the-air update capability are all available.

On the safety front, the new KONA Electric can be equipped with Hyundai’s latest driver assistance systems. These include Remote Smart Parking Assist, Blind-Spot View Monitor, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with junction turning capability.

Furthermore, other noteworthy available features include a digital key, wireless device charging, heated/ventilated front seats, Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) exterior power outlet, and a hands-free liftgate.


Finally, the base 2024 KONA Electric SE starts at $32,675, while Limited models begin at $41,045. Various option packages allow for further customization.

KONA Electric SEKONA Electric SELKONA Electric Limited
Range (Miles)200261261
Power133 hp201 hp201 hp
Drive TypeFront-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel Drive
*Prices do not include fees, taxes, rebates, federal tax credits, or local/government incentives

The redesigned 2024 Hyundai KONA Electric aims to build on the impressive momentum of its first-generation model. It offers more capability, tech, and the option for truly long-range electric driving. Ultimately, it represents another solid effort from Hyundai as it rapidly accelerates its electrification strategy across its full vehicle lineup.

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