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  Reply # 2069644 8-Aug-2018 08:28
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gehenna:

 

Got this yesterday from my local dealer:  "The pricing of the Kona EV will be $74 990 for the entry, and $79 990 + ORC for the Elite model.  Stock is basically sold out until the end of the year."

 

Bugger that.  

 

 

Email this morning "The 64kW Kona Electric will be available from $73,990 + ORC".

 

That's quite a bit of coin.

 

 


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  Reply # 2069668 8-Aug-2018 09:24
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gehenna:

 

Got this yesterday from my local dealer:  "The pricing of the Kona EV will be $74 990 for the entry, and $79 990 + ORC for the Elite model.  Stock is basically sold out until the end of the year."

 

Bugger that.  

 

 

Email this morning "The 64kW Kona Electric will be available from $73,990 + ORC".

 

That's quite a bit of coin.

 

 

 

 

Hold off a few years and they'll be cheap as chips.





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  Reply # 2069692 8-Aug-2018 10:23
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gehenna:

 

Got this yesterday from my local dealer:  "The pricing of the Kona EV will be $74 990 for the entry, and $79 990 + ORC for the Elite model.  Stock is basically sold out until the end of the year."

 

Bugger that.  

 

 

Email this morning "The 64kW Kona Electric will be available from $73,990 + ORC".

 

That's quite a bit of coin.

 

 

It also likely sets the price point for the 60Kwh Leaf "E-plus" due next year....

 

But it does show the premium you pay for big batteries,

 

If you are looking for a SUV and its going to spend most of its time in town, the 2019 Outlander PHEV (50km EV range), just had a 8K price reduction and must now be a serious contender, The top spec version is now 56K, so the lower spec must be near 50K? 


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  Reply # 2069855 8-Aug-2018 12:56
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Anyone know the cost of the smaller battery Kona?May be similar price to the new Leaf. If they import the smaller battery Kona in here I  believe there will be  people who don't want the New Leaf for one reason or another and opt for the Kona.


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  Reply # 2069861 8-Aug-2018 13:15
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It's a rort.  All this does is push the supporting infrastructure demand for EVs further down the road, which slows uptake, which delays infrastructure, which slows uptake.....and so on


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  Reply # 2069876 8-Aug-2018 13:27
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gehenna:

 

It's a rort.  All this does is push the supporting infrastructure demand for EVs further down the road, which slows uptake, which delays infrastructure, which slows uptake.....and so on

 

 

I agree, even as a person who isn't particularly enamoured with EVs so far ... I'd like to see EVs become cheaper, rangier, chargier, prettier vehicles. 

 

I agree the demand generated by proliferation of EVs in real numbers would stimulate the provision of infrastructure.





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  Reply # 2069880 8-Aug-2018 13:32
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Dinga96:

 

Anyone know the cost of the smaller battery Kona?May be similar price to the new Leaf. If they import the smaller battery Kona in here I  believe there will be  people who don't want the New Leaf for one reason or another and opt for the Kona.

 

 

In the UK the 39kwh Kona is listed as £3K more than the Leaf 2.0, based on that I'm guessing the 39Kwh Kona would be ~66K NZD

 

That would fit with the $60K price of the 28Kwh Ioniq... 


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  Reply # 2069892 8-Aug-2018 13:56
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wellygary:

 

Dinga96:

 

Anyone know the cost of the smaller battery Kona?May be similar price to the new Leaf. If they import the smaller battery Kona in here I  believe there will be  people who don't want the New Leaf for one reason or another and opt for the Kona.

 

 

In the UK the 39kwh Kona is listed as £3K more than the Leaf 2.0, based on that I'm guessing the 39Kwh Kona would be ~66K NZD

 

That would fit with the $60K price of the 28Kwh Ioniq... 

 

 

That's interesting,for sure.Just spoken to Hyundai and the lady said they should be arriving in September.Only could confirm the pricing on the bigger battery version and not able to say if the 39kwh Kona will be available.


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  Reply # 2070173 8-Aug-2018 19:04
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@Dinga96 it’s an age old sales tactic to have only the higher end model of something available for a while so as to maximise profit before introducing the low/mid versions. See it all the time in tech.

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  Reply # 2070178 8-Aug-2018 19:31
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gehenna: @Dinga96 it’s an age old sales tactic to have only the higher end model of something available for a while so as to maximise profit before introducing the low/mid versions. See it all the time in tech.

 

 

Exactly the same being done to the Tesla model 3 right now, there is no $35,000 car in sight.....

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wellygary:
gehenna: @Dinga96 it’s an age old sales tactic to have only the higher end model of something available for a while so as to maximise profit before introducing the low/mid versions. See it all the time in tech.


Exactly the same being done to the Tesla model 3 right now, there is no $35,000 car in sight.....


Elon addressed the reasoning behind delaying the base model in a tweet:




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  Reply # 2070662 9-Aug-2018 13:13
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https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/hyundai-catching-the-perfect-wave-with-kona-electric

 

The above article is dated 9 August 2018 and mentions that:

 

The 62kWh Elite version, as pictured here, has a quoted range of more than 400km, while the entry point 39.2kWh Kona model arriving later in 2018 manages 250km, with price and spec still TBA. The specification-laden 62kWh Kona Electric Elite will sell for $79,990 and the non-Elite version with cloth upholstery and less content will retail from $73,990. Vehicles with the two-tone contrast roof and body colour will set buyers back another $790.

 

The article also includes a summary of the differences between the "non-elite" version and the "elite" version.

 

Do you think the elite version is worth about $5,000 more than the non-elite version?

 

The battery capacity is actually 64 kWh, not 62 kWh as quoted by the article.

 

The minimum ground clearance is listed in the specifications as only 158mm, do you think this is enough?

 

 


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  Reply # 2070795 9-Aug-2018 15:51
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frednz:

 

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/hyundai-catching-the-perfect-wave-with-kona-electric

 

The above article is dated 9 August 2018 and mentions that:

 

The 62kWh Elite version, as pictured here, has a quoted range of more than 400km, while the entry point 39.2kWh Kona model arriving later in 2018 manages 250km, with price and spec still TBA. The specification-laden 62kWh Kona Electric Elite will sell for $79,990 and the non-Elite version with cloth upholstery and less content will retail from $73,990. Vehicles with the two-tone contrast roof and body colour will set buyers back another $790.

 

The article also includes a summary of the differences between the "non-elite" version and the "elite" version.

 

Do you think the elite version is worth about $5,000 more than the non-elite version?

 

The battery capacity is actually 64 kWh, not 62 kWh as quoted by the article.

 

The minimum ground clearance is listed in the specifications as only 158mm, do you think this is enough?

 

 

You can check the  full spec differences here

 

https://www.hyundai.co.nz/suv/kona-electric/specifications

 

The main notables are bigger touchscreen, Electric seats (inc heating and cooling,), LED head lights, Front park assist, Lane follow assist and a heads up display...-  

 

5K sounds steep, but if you have 75K to splurge on a new car, you can probably push the boat out for 5K more....

 

158mm is pretty much the same as a Civic or Corolla, not low, but it reinforces that this is very much a "soft roader"  SUV

 

 


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  Reply # 2071236 10-Aug-2018 12:28
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Dinga96:

 

That's interesting,for sure.Just spoken to Hyundai and the lady said they should be arriving in September.Only could confirm the pricing on the bigger battery version and not able to say if the 39kwh Kona will be available.

 

 

You can't have a 39kwh version for a while, ( I'm guessing at least 6 months)

 

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/news/revealed-hyundai-nz-announce-kona-electric-suv-pricing/?ref=nzhhome

 

"In the short term, New Zealand will only take the extended range 64kwh version of Kona Electric with a realistic ‘real world’ driving range of over 400 km on a single charge."

 

Hyundai New Zealand General Manager Andy Sinclair


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