Hyundai Amps Up Kona Electric with N Line Package in Australia

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The 2025 Hyundai Kona is getting a shot of adrenaline in Australia with the arrival of the N Line package for extended-range versions of the electric Kona. This popular performance option, previously available on the gasoline-powered Kona and the Kona Hybrid, now extends to the Kona Electric and Kona Premium Electric equipped with the larger 64.8kWh battery pack.

This expansion comes after Hyundai Australia's impressive sales figures in 2023, where nearly a third of all vehicles sold were N Line or N sports models. The Kona, a competitor to the Kia Seltos, MG Essence, and Nissan Qashqai, has been the brand's second-highest seller in Australia so far this year, trailing only the larger Hyundai Tucson.

2025 Hyundai Kona

So, what does the N Line treatment bring to the party? Buckle up for a more aggressive look. Unique front and rear bumpers, sporty side skirts, 19-inch alloy wheels with a bold design, and gloss black accents on the mirror caps and rear spoiler transform the exterior. The interior gets a makeover too, with black Alcantara trim adding a touch of sporty luxury. N Line even throws in two exclusive colors for you to choose from: Neoteric Yellow, a head-turner at no extra cost, and Cyber Grey for those who prefer a stealthier look (available for an additional $595).

The N Line package adds a significant price bump. For the Kona Electric Extended Range, it's an extra $4,000, bringing the total price tag to $62,000 before on-road costs. The Kona Premium Electric with N Line sees a slightly smaller increase of $3,000, reaching $71,000 before on-road costs. The pricing for the gasoline and hybrid Kona models remains consistent, with the N Line package adding the same $4,000 premium to the base price of $32,000 for the Kona 2.0L FWD.

There's some good news for all Kona Electric models, though. Those manufactured from June 2024 onwards will come standard with Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA) – a helpful feature for keeping you on the right side of the law. Kona Premium Electric models also receive a touch of luxury with soft-touch leather-appointed armrests.

2025 Hyundai Kona interior

Beyond the N Line package and these minor additions, the 2025 Kona carries over the existing powertrain options. The familiar 149 horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline engine and the 139 horsepower 1.6-liter hybrid powertrain remain available. For electric enthusiasts, the choices are the 134 horsepower and 201 horsepower battery-electric options, depending on the battery size. The base Kona Electric with the smaller 48.6kWh battery retains its price tag of $54,000 before on-road costs.

Overall, the 2025 Hyundai Kona lineup in Australia offers a wider range for different preferences. The N Line package brings a sporty aesthetic and some exclusivity for those who crave a more exciting driving experience. For everyone else, the familiar Kona options with their established performance and feature sets remain available.

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