The market commands and therefore some movements are inevitable, such as the proliferation of SUV increasingly powerful, equipped and, in general, versions for all tastes.
Thus, the Hyundai Kona a sports version will soon be released with the brand’s N seal. The Korean firm has confirmed today that it will launch on the market shortly Hyundai Kona N, which will be its first high-performance SUV, equipped with the same engine as the excellent Hyundai i30 N. It was seen.
Hyundai has posted some photos as a preview, but with the Kona N covered by the camouflage vinyls typical of the prototypes. The first technical data provided by the brand are very limited.
It confirms, for example, the presence under its hood of a 4 cylinder 2.0 liter turbo associated with a change eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.
280 hp and a “suggestive sound” for the Kona N
It is the same block that currently equips the Hyundai i30 N. In the i30 N Performance, the engine amounts to 280 hp and 392 Nm, while the i30 N “normal” remains at 250 hp.
For the Kona N, Hyundai has not yet disclosed the power and torque values, nor has it alluded to its performance. The brand is limited to indicating that it will equip a Launch Control function and that it will have a very suggestive sound.
In the SUV teaser video, it does sound suggestive, but being a promotional video and a car that is still a prototype, at least officially, the final sound and in real life could finally be a few decibels lower. . Still, it promises.
The Hyundai Kona N will complete the range of the updated Kona, whose restyling we discovered a few months ago. We will have more details soon.
Meanwhile, Hyundai continues to expand its line of N-branded vehicles to almost a full line-up. In addition to the promising little Hyundai i20 N With 204 hp, the next logical step was to create a sporty compact SUV. Thus, it may not be the only SUV with the N seal that we will see in the future.
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