Hyundai Australia says it’s taking the SUV high performance market, “to the ‘N’th degree with the importation of the all-new Kona N.”
This is the first Hyundai N model with an SUV body.
It’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 206kW and 392Nm. With “N Grin Shift” selected the power is enhanced to 213kW and is mated with Hyundai’s N eight-speed wet-type dual-clutch transmission.
Standard racetrack-ready equipped includes 19-inch alloy wheels with high-performance brakes and Pirelli tires.
Kona N has a maximum speed of 240km/h and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, when Launch Control is activated.
The Kona N also features Hyundai’s “N Corner Carving Differential”, which is an electronic limited slip differential (E-LSD) for controlling torque distribution to the front driving wheels.
For Australia, Kona N will be offered in two trim levels and will go on sale locally in the third quarter of this year, priced from $47,500 MLP.
More details will follow later and we will list them, as well as following up with what we expect will be an exciting road test.