Hyundai announces price cuts for Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric

Kona Electric now boasts longest range of any EV eligible for the plug-in car grant

Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Cheapest 64kWh Kona Electric reduced to £34,995 
  • Kona range reduced by £2,000 
  • Ioniq Electric prices cut by £1,000

Hyundai has reduced the prices for its Kona Electric SUV and Ioniq Electric hatchback, as it becomes the latest manufacturer to respond to the revisions made to the government’s plug-in car grant scheme last month. 

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The grant is now only available for electric vehicles with a price tag under £35,000, while the amount itself has been cut from £3,000 to £2,500.

The cheapest version of the Kona Electric with the bigger, 64kWh battery has been reduced to £34,995. Hyundai says it has the longest range of any car eligible for the scheme, with a claimed figure of 300 miles on a single charge. 

The entire Kona Electric range has been cut by around £2,000. The 39kWh model in SE Connect now starts from £30,395, while the Premium model is priced at £31,745. The range-topping 64kWh Ultimate model is the only variant not to receive a cut, with prices starting from £37,145. 

As standard, SE Connect models are equipped with two 10.2-inch screens, 17-inch alloy wheels and a Krell 8-speaker premium audio system while Premium adds technology like full LED headlights.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Prices for the Ioniq Electric hatchback have also been cut by around £1,100 across the range. The Premium models are available from £32,995, while the Premium SE trim starts from £34,995, making both eligible for the grant. 

Premium models are already well equipped, with a 10.2-inch infotainment system, a seven-inch head-up display, wireless smartphone charging and heated seats and steering wheel. The Premium SE adds ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and leather upholstery. 

If you’re interested in buying an electric car, why not have a look at our Best Electric Cars page, or read our review of the Volkswagen ID.3.

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