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Yeah, you are not looking at a Kona Electric in that last link you provided, it's a gas engine Kona (mis-titled by the dealer), that's why it's priced that way. AFAIK, electric Kona's are not available yet.
 

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So I think those ads at the bottom are being a little misleading - I don't think they are actually the Kona Electric talked about in the article.
My presumption is entirely based off the front end - the EV has a fake "grill", whereas the ones being shown around you for ~20k look more inline with traditional ICEs (you can see the radiator in the 4th picture). Also the Electric version looks to have that white line across the front end that goes just under the headlights, whereas the one posted is missing it.
 

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So I think those ads at the bottom are being a little misleading - I don't think they are actually the Kona Electric talked about in the article.
My presumption is entirely based off the front end - the EV has a fake "grill", whereas the ones being shown around you for ~20k look more inline with traditional ICEs (you can see the radiator in the 4th picture). Also the Electric version looks to have that white line across the front end that goes just under the headlights, whereas the one posted is missing it.
The entire front end of the Kona Electric is different. It has a closed-off, body color grill area.

That link is not a Kona Electric. The EV version still isn't available, and the pictures clearly show the gas version.
I think they are supposed to release pricing soon, but most people are assuming it will be around the same as the Bolt, but will have a higher range.
If that is the case, there is a very good chance it or the Niro EV will replace my current Volt next year.
By next year GM will have hit their EV credit cap and the credits will start decreasing every quarter. Hyundai and Kia still have a long ways to go, so they'll have a bit of a leg up on price for the foreseeable future.

One other note, if you have a keen eye, you'll notice Hyundai is already including the Kona Electric in its TV ads. At the end of each commercial they show the entire line-up of SUVs, and it's all the way on the far right.
 

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if you have a keen eye, you'll notice Hyundai is already including the Kona Electric in its TV ads. At the end of each commercial they show the entire line-up of SUVs, and it's all the way on the far right.
Something Chevy "marketing" has a difficult time doing for some reason.
 

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The Kona Electric won’t arrive at US dealers until next year and pricing has not been revealed.

I just wrote a review of it:

Hyundai’s Kona EV one-ups the Chevy Bolt EV, except…
https://electricrevs.com/2018/10/16/hyundais-kona-ev-one-ups-the-chevy-bolt-ev-except/
Note that aerodynamic drag coefficient can vary based on test method, test facility. It's hard to compare one car to another even whithin the same brand.

"Plans call for the US marketed Kona EV to appear first in California and then in the dozen or so states that track California’s emission standards."

So, a limited availability compliance car. One that would not be available here in Illinois.
 
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