Upgrades launched on Hyundai Kona Electric

Improved equipment and safety systems feature alongside sharper styling and new colour options

Hyundai has updated its Kona Electric, adding sharper styling, new colours, and boosting equipment on the pure-electric crossover. 

The Kona Electric’s powertrain remains the same, retaining the 64 kWh battery and 150 kW electric motor on the top-level model. Maximum driving range available is up to 300 miles on a charge for the 64 kWh model, or 189 miles on the 39.2 kWh battery, 100 kW motor version.

Charging can be carried out at up to 100 kW on ultra-rapid DC charge points, or at 7.2 kW on AC units with the standard on-board charger - a 10.5 kW on-board charger is now available as an option.

Charging times for the larger battery model come in at a little over 45 minutes on ultra-rapid points - just over an hour on a 50 kW rapid - for the Hyundai Kona Electric 64 kWh, and under 50 minutes on rapid points for the smaller battery model.


Key added equipment includes a new safety package fitted to the Kona Electric, which sees a range of new features added to the previously already well-specified set-up. Safe Exit Warning, Rear Seat Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist are some of those added to elements that had included Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.

Convenience improvements include heated rear seats, added USB ports in the rear, and five new colours, doubling the choice available. The most obvious change comes with the addition of Hyundai’s 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which brings with it the latest BlueLink systems and connected car features.