Updated: Aug 24, 2021
SUVs are HOT in 2021.
In fact, the sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment of the new car market has been growing for a solid 10 years, with 2021 expected to be this vehicle segment's biggest year yet!
Source: Go Auto. "Baby Boom in SUV Sales". 9 Aug 2021.
But, let's say you also are thinking about an electric car - can you get an electric SUV?
Of course you can! In fact, of 30-odd brand new electric car options now available for sale, a handful of affordable SUVs are now within reach.
We've done the hard work, compiling a snapshot of the four of the most interesting electric SUV options available under AUD$70,000 this year.
MG ZS EV ($44,900 drive-away) Coming in at the bottom end of the price range is the MG ZS EV. Priced at $44,900 drive-away, this car is proving to be a very popular option with electric car enthusiasts seeking an affordable, but also spacious, electric option.
Hyundai Kona EV ($66,010 drive-away)
One of the more popular and established Australian EV SUVs is the Hyundai Kona EV. Priced at $66,010 drive away, with nearly 500km range, this car is very popular for long distance drivers. Did you know the Kona can do a road trip, no hassles (yes, with a tow-bar!)?
Our expert Whirl Ambassadors (independent, peer electric car owners) Jon, Johan and Alan are both Kona owners and are available to tell you all about their experiences with their electric SUV. In fact, Brisbane-based Ambassador Jon D. was featured in the Brisbane Times for his 37,000km of experience driving a Kona.
Kia Niro EV ($67,490 drive-away)
Next, the Kia Niro EV is also now available in Australia, with a standards and sports option both available. Priced at $67,490 driveaway and competing with the Kona at 455km of range, the Niro EV is a great option for a family-friendly EV. Curious about the interior?Motoring.com.au offers a full video review of the new model.
Mazda MX-30 EV ($69,490 drive-away)
Finally, the MX-30 is Mazda's first foray into electric cars, with deliveries expected this month for those who have built-to-order them. A bit pricier than our other featured electric SUVs at $69,490, the driving experience of the Mazda remains to be seen. A detailed review by Carsguide.com.au rates the design, but not the vehicle efficiency.
The trade-off between price and range seems to be compelling, with the Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona practically tied.
That wraps our summary of the Top Electric SUVs Under $70,000.
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