2024 Hyundai Electric Updates: What’s New and What’s Leaving
Hyundai’s electric vehicle (EV) lineup continues to grow and evolve, and we expect that trend to hold true for the 2024 model year. It appears that some models will remain the same, some will receive upgrades, and some will be brand new. With how fast the world of EVs is changing, staying up to date with the latest advancements is crucial if you’re looking to subscribe to the EV model.
With the 2024 model year still shaping up, please note that the information in this article is speculative and subject to change. We’re as excited as ever to find out the concrete details from Hyundai, but in the meantime, let’s go over what we anticipate seeing. Keep reading for some exciting predictions.
Let’s start by checking out which Hyundai EVs should be with us in the 2024 model year, whether they’re new or carry-over, and whether they’re the same as 2023 or have updates for the new year.
- 2024 KONA Electric: Technically a carry-over, but the-*-9 complete redesign should make it feel brand new.
- 2024 NEXO: Carry-over with small feature changes.
- 2024 IONIQ 5: Carry-over with small feature changes.
- 2024 IONIQ 6: Carry-over with no changes.
We’re thrilled to see that even with small and no changes for the most part, Hyundai hasn’t discontinued any of its electric models for the 2024 model year.
New Features and Improvements
Now that we know what we’re working with, let’s dive into the specifics.
This essentially brand-new model will likely have similar styling to the 2024 KONA ICE, which is completely redesigned for the 2024 model year. We expect it to have:
- An aggressive, angular design with a futuristic flare.
- Two battery systems: a 48.6 kWh battery with a 197-mile estimated range producing 133 horsepower and a 64.8 kWh battery with a 260-mile estimated range that generates 201 horsepower.
- Vehicle-to-load capability that allows your car to charge other electric devices.
- i-Pedal driving mode.
- Smart regenerative braking system.
- Active grille shutters.
- New interior displays.
The NEXO updates so far are minor but useful.
- The liftgate is now made from privacy glass.
- The rear side windows now have auto-down/up in the Limited trim.
- The heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system now uses after-blow logic and an activated charcoal-type microfilter to reduce cabin odor.
- USB ports are all Type C, with an additional two rear charging ports.
- Titanium Gray Matte replaces the Shimmering Silver Metallic color.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5’s changes are new standard features with the exception of our first point.
- A digital rearview mirror is new and available on the Limited trim only.
- The car is now a Wi-Fi hotspot if you enroll/subscribe.
- Rear side air bags and rear outboard seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters are new.
- Lane-keep assist and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist now have haptic feedback from the steering wheel.
And as we said previously, the IONIQ 6 doesn’t see anything new this year, at least not yet.
2023 vs. 2024
Now that we know some of the new features we could see, let’s look at how these models stack up to their 2023 predecessors.
The 2023 model came standard with a 64 kWh battery system producing 201 horsepower with a 258-mile range. The 2024 allows you to choose between that high kWh or a battery with lower output and range if you don’t require such power. Looking at the exterior, the 2023 has a smaller body and the traditional KONA design. The 2024 model is longer and wider and now features seamless headlights, pixelated graphics, and a unique grille.
Inside, the 2023 version came standard with an 8-inch touch screen audio display and available 10.25-inch display. The 2024 model has two displays rather than one, each measuring 12.3 inches. Unlike the 2023 version, it also offers ambient LED interior lighting.
Undoubtedly, small upgrades can make a big difference in comfort. The 2023 Limited trim didn’t have auto-down-up rear side windows, so this addition will be a lovely surprise for rear passengers next time they go for a ride. And you’ll be as confident as ever when traveling with passengers, thanks to the new cabin odor-reduction features. The after-blow logic is completely new, but the activated charcoal-type microfilter is an upgrade from the 2023 model’s particulate-type microfilter. Then there’s the new Titanium Gray Matte color that takes the NEXO’s already modern exterior even further into the future.
Brand new and exclusive to the Limited trim, the digital rearview mirror takes the functionality of a rearview mirror and exponentially expands it. There are no obstructions like there are when it’s simply a mirror. Instead, it uses a camera to clearly display what’s happening on the road behind you. The new Wi-Fi hotspot capability wasn’t offered in the 2023 model year and is a welcome addition that will keep you connected wherever you are.
The haptic feedback from the steering wheel and advanced safety features keep you alert while driving and, in doing so, add another layer of safety every time you get behind the wheel.
Pricing and Availability
We’ll have a better idea about pricing when these models start to become available. Here’s what we know so far about when these 2024 models will arrive and how much they’ll cost:
- KONA Electric: The arrival date is expected to be in late 2023, with limited availability in select states. Fortunately, Virginia is on the list. The base MSRP is estimated to be approximately $35,000.
- NEXO: The arrival date is still to be determined. The base MSRP is estimated to be approximately $62,000.
- IONIQ 5: The arrival date is still to be determined. The base MSRP is estimated to be approximately $43,000.
- IONIQ 6: The arrival date is expected to be in late 2023 or early 2024. The base MSRP is estimated to be approximately $43,000.
When we have more information, we’ll also provide special offers and incentives to get you into one of these new models.
Which Hyundai EV Are You Most Excited About?
We’re certainly ready for each of these models to debut their 2024 versions and can’t wait to get them on the lot. Visit Checkered Flag Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Virginia Beach to explore the latest Hyundai EVs in person and talk to our team for even more information, contact us online, or give us a call to see what we have on the floor. You can also schedule a test drive, book a service appointment, or submit inquiries right on our website.