That's OK, as it turns out people who have already taken delivery of their 64 kWh Kona EVs have done well because the prices have recently been increased!
The "entry level" 64 kWh Konas are now $78,000 and the Elite Model is $84,000, so roll on Govt. EV purchase incentives!
So, the elite model has increased in price by $4,000, I wonder why this was necessary?
Delivery times don't seem to have improved much from what I can tell, you need to allow at least 6 months.
Wow....I could maybe sell my 5 month old Elite for as much as I bought it for!?!?
But then, it's too good a car to do that (so far, anyway). I just got 2 weeks of Auckland city driving from a 100% charge down to 19%.
Hmmmm...with that price increase, maybe the $4600+GST is an OK price to pay for NZ Nav/Maps to be added to my Elite! If only they could guarantee that it would work, though....
As they said: "We still cannot confirm (it) will work as it is untested."
Well, if you could sell your Elite for as much as you bought it for, I would put your name down now for a new one which has NZ Nav/Maps etc. and trade in your "old" Elite against it. That would probably be better than paying $4,600 + GST for a system that is "untested" and you would end up with a brand new car!
There is now a new thread about the Kia Niro EV and this seems better in some ways than the Kona EV, but it doesn't have built-in NZ Nav/Maps either! How do you think the Niro EV compares with the Kona EV? It looks like Kia buyers will just have to get used to Android Auto or Apple Car Play!