Hyundai have now unveiled the All-New KONA N - the latest addition to Hyundai's growing high-performance N lineup but it also the first N model with an SUV body style. Get ready to experience a winning combination of versatility, spirited acceleration, agility and racetrack readiness.
The N brands mission is to push the limits of performance to help drivers discover how fun driving can be. With that in mind, Hyundai Motor also revealed the N Brand’s new brand claim, ‘Never just drive.’, on Hyundai N Day. This claim fully captures the N mindset and spirit: “Do more than simply drive. Enjoy every second of it.”
The N brand has never failed to deliver driving enthusiasm by providing racetrack capabilities and thrilling handling in everyday sports cars. The All-New KONA N SUV is no exception.
The KONA N is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged GDI engine with an 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission (N DCT) - an enhanced version of Hyundai's in-house developed 8DCT. The powertrain delivers a maximum output of 280PS / 40.0kg-m. With N Grin Shift, the power is enhanced to 290PS maximising driving fun. The engine offers flat power that ensures high responsiveness and improved acceleration for even more fun on the road. Activate 'Launch Control' and the All-New KONA N will be capable of 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds.
Equipped with a new 10-inch infotainment and digital cluster system featuring an exclusive racing head-up display (HUD) which adds a game-like experience under N or Sport Drive modes. Furthering this game-like experience, the new infotainment systems 'N mode design' communicates updates such as lap time and N track maps that help place the driver's location within the circuit along with other information. Just like popular racing video games, KONA N has customisable N buttons that can be set to toggle custom modes that are pre-set according to the driver's preferences. and can also be used to turn the lap timer on or off.
The All-New KONA N features a full array of advanced driver assistance systems to ensure a safe and convenient daily drive which includes enhanced features such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Alert and more.
The All-New KONA N embodies the powerful road presence and driving fun that is true to N brand and its dynamic driving spirit is clearly expressed by its sporty design.
It's combination of body-coloured fenders and 19-inch wheels emphasise this B-SUV's muscular body and give it a close-to-the-ground appearance. The newly developed, N-exclusive Sonic Blue exterior colour is a spin on Performance Blue and for the time-being is only available on the All-New KONA N. Sonic Blue creates an exciting contrast with the N-exclusive red accent that skirts the lower edge of the body.
The KONA N's aerodynamic efficiency is enhanced by its front lip spoiler, double-wing roof spoiler and side skirts as well as declare it's track readiness. The wide lower air intake dominates the front bumper with a shape inspired by an aeronautic fuselage, providing much-needed engine cooling during hot laps and spirited driving. The double-wing roof spoiler, which is integrated with an N-specific triangular brake light, enhances downforce while providing visual flair.
The KONA N's interior reinforce's the N spirit with brand specific details such as the Performance Blue colour accents, seats, steering wheel, shift knob and metal sport pedals.