Hyundai Kona N efficiency crossover previewed in first official pictures

Hyundai Kona N efficiency crossover previewed in first official pictures


The Kona N is lookin’ scorching.


After initially teasing it earlier than Christmas, Hyundai formally confirmed {that a} scorching N model of the Kona crossover is coming very quickly. Not many concrete particulars got, however Hyundai did launch a set pictures on Monday of the Kona N with a light-weight camouflage wrap, giving us a superb take a look at the model’s first efficiency SUV.

The Kona N will probably be powered by the identical turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that is discovered within the present Veloster N and the soon-to-be-revealed Elantra N sedan. Which means a possible output of 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The one transmission possibility will probably be Hyundai’s newest eight-speed dual-clutch automated, which we liked in the Veloster N.


Hopefully these twin exhaust ideas will sound simply as rowdy because the Veloster N’s.


What Hyundai hasn’t confirmed is how lots of the Kona N’s wheels will probably be pushed. We beforehand heard the Kona N would use an all-wheel-drive system, making it the primary N mannequin to take action, however there’s an opportunity that it may very well be provided with front-wheel drive. In any case, Hyundai does say the Kona N will probably be outfitted with launch management, and it is positive to additionally get larger brakes, a brand new suspension setup and different efficiency mods.

To visually differentiate itself from common Konas, the N will get extra aggressive bumper designs, a bigger grille, massive wheels with efficiency tires, a brand new rear spoiler and twin exhaust ideas. Oh, and it is most likely a protected guess that it will come within the N model’s signature Efficiency Blue coloration, too. No inside pictures have been launched on Monday, however you possibly can anticipate new bucket seats, a thicker steering wheel, blue seatbelts and another tweaks.

Hyundai says extra particulars concerning the Kona N will probably be accessible “within the coming weeks,” so anticipate a full reveal within the very close to future. The Kona N ought to go on sale within the US by the tip of 2021, with a beginning value round $35,000.

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