The performance-focussed Hyundai Kona N will debut by the end of 2020. The SUV has been spotted a few times while getting tested.
Hyundai Motor Company’s N performance brand has got popular among the customers globally, and now the company is planning to expand its reach to other vehicles. From the past few years, the carmaker has certainly expanded its SUV line-up by launching cars like Kona, Palisade and Venue, and these vehicles have performed quite well in terms of sales and satisfying customer needs. Now, the company is working on a performance variant of the Kona.
Kona N will derive power from the same unit, which does duties in the Hyundai i30 N and Veloster N
The upcoming Hyundai Kona N has been spotted while getting tested early this year. The SUV was fully camouflaged, and several reports suggest that the new Kona N will use the same mechanicals as the i30 N and Veloster N. This means that the upcoming Hyundai Kona N will get propelled by a 2.0-litre four-pot turbocharged petrol mill, which churns out 275bhp of peak power
The all-new performance SUV has been snapped during cold-weather testing and also doing hot laps at Nurburging. A report by the Korean Car Blog says that the Hyundai Kona N will be the first N badged car to feature an all-wheel-drive-system. The engine will come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, transmitting power to all the four wheels. The lower trims of the SUV will be offered with 6-speed manual transmission. In terms of looks, the Hyundai Kona N look distinctive from the regular model, the SUV will likely to carry some cosmetical updates. The performance-based Kona SUV will feature a revised front grille, 19-inch N-branded wheels, sporty-looking brake calliper and a redesigned skid plate.
The all-new SUV will feature subtle cosmetical updates on outside
Moreover, the rear fascia of the SUV will employ new exhaust pipes. Inside, the car will get contrast seat stitching, aluminium pedals and sports seats. Hyundai engineers will also tune the suspension system and decrease the ride height of the car for more committed handling. The manufacturing of the all-new Hyundai Kona N will commence in July this year. Furthermore, the SUV will make its first public debut by the end of 2020.