Hyundai’s sports division N has been expanded with a highly anticipated model. The new 2021 Hyundai Kona N will join the existing i20 N, i 30 N and Veloster N. Despite the fact that the new product is representative of the crossover segment, the company says it is still a hot hatch. That is why the Korean car received front-wheel drive, not full. Under the hood of the Hyundai Kona, a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 280 hp is installed. (392 Nm), which allows you to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds and develop a maximum speed of 240 km / h. Excellent performance for those who dream of a Porsche Macan.
The motor is paired with an 8-speed “DCT”. The Kona N features N Grin Shift (increases engine power to 290 hp), N Power Shift (increases torque) and N Track Sense Shift (optimizes gear shift times for track riding). Hyundai’s new crossover features an electronic differential, variable exhaust and five driving modes (Eco, Normal, Sport, N and Custom).
The high-performance Kona differs from the standard version in a reinforced body and underbody. There is a lowered suspension, 19-inch wheels and an exhaust system with two large tailpipes. Visual differences include a unique radiator grille, sports side skirts, a large front splitter, red accents and N badges. The fenders are painted in body colour, making the car visually wider.
The interior equipment of the 2021 Hyundai Kona N includes a sports steering wheel, a head-up display, a digital instrument panel, a multimedia system with a 10-inch display, track maps and a lap timer. Also fitted are alloy pedals and sports seats with N branding.
Accents of blue and red are used as decorative elements. The electronic assistant package includes collision avoidance, intelligent cruise control, lane keep assist, driver monitoring and collision avoidance. The Hyundai Kona N launch date and pricing have yet to be announced.