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Electric SUV gets sportier: 2025 Hyundai Kona electric resists price cuts and is now available in N Line trim to rival BYD Atto 3 and Renault Megane E-Tech

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Big wing and aggressive bumpers for Kona N Line.
Big wing and aggressive bumpers for Kona N Line.

Hyundai has introduced a sporty N Line pack to the 2025 Kona electric small SUV range.

Exclusively available on the Kona extended range models with the more powerful 150kW motor driving the front wheels, the N Line pack adds between $3000 and $4000 to the price. 

Additionally, the base model Hyundai Kona Electric is now fitted with padded door armrests, addressing complaints made in reviews of the vehicle. There are no further changes to the range which now spans $54,000-$71,000 before on-road costs. 

Priced from $62,000, the entry-level Kona Electric with N Line pack gets all the exterior swagger of the petrol N car.  

With body colour cladding, a new front bumper featuring ‘a lower parametric pixel garnish’, sporty rear bumper with diffuser, large roof-mounted spoiler black mirror caps and 19-inch alloy wheels, the electric N Line looks the part. 

There are no changes to the chassis or powertrain. A high-performance new-gen electric Kona N has been discussed but no plans have been announced yet.

Inside, the N Line pack changes upholstery from black cloth to Obsidian black leather with Alcantara accents and red stitching while there’s a leather-appointed dash tray, sports metal pedals and the steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather with N Line trim. 

Inside, the N Line has black upholstery and red trims.
Inside, the N Line has black upholstery and red trims.

Standard equipment otherwise includes six speakers, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen with wireless smartphone mirroring, full exterior LED lighting and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. 

While the regular Kona long range boasts 505km electric range, with the Premium and N Line's 19-inch alloy wheels that falls to 444km.

The Kona Electric is now available in N Line.
The Kona Electric is now available in N Line.

The N Line Premium costs $71,000 before on-road costs adding a premium eight-speaker Bose sound system, power tailgate, ambient lighting, power-adjust front seats with heating and ventilation and rear privacy glass. 

Hyundai has not dropped pricing on its electric small SUV unlike rivals. BYD, Renault and Peugeot all recently chopped asking prices to run out their small SUVs before the end of the financial year, while Tesla has brought entry charges of its Model Y and Model 3 down drastically. 

“The new optional N Line styling pack and upgraded features build on a spacious, versatile and highly equipped package in 2025 Kona Electric,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer Ted Lee.

2025 Kona electric pricing

Prices are before on-road costs

Kona Electric Standard Range$54,000
Kona Electric Extended Range$58,000
Kona Electric Extended Range N Line$62,000
Kona Electric Premium Extended Range$68,000
Kona Electric Premium Extended Range N Line$71,000


John Law
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