The new Hyundai Kona N has been revealed. It is a performance-oriented version of the standard Kona. The SUV is the fifth Hyundai to gain a sporty N-badged variant – after the i20, i30, i30 Fastback, and Veloster hatchbacks – and arrives as the firm announces its plan to expand its N and N-Line range to 18 models by the end of 2022.
The Hyundai Kona N gets a new grille, side skirts, a bonnet scoop, front and rear bumper lips, faux vents, chunky dual exhausts, and a rear spoiler. It runs on larger but lighter 19-inch alloy wheels. All these features not only contribute to the style but also help with improved aerodynamics.
The Kona N is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine (paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic) producing 280PS and 392Nm,. There are five driving modes on offer – Eco, Normal, Sport, N, and Custom.
The Korean brand has made no official announcement regarding its plans to bring the performance-focused Kona N to India.