2021 Hyundai KONA N with a 280hp turbo-petrol engine revealed
South Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed the new performance-oriented version of its KONA car, called the KONA N. As for the highlights, the vehicle exhibits a refreshed look and an updated cabin with many new features. It draws power from a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine linked to an 8-speed N DCT gearbox. However, it is unlikely to debut in India. Here are more details.
The car rides on 19-inch forged alloy wheels
The 2021 Hyundai KONA N has a sloping roofline, a muscular bonnet, sleek headlights, a blacked-out grille, color-coded bumpers, a prominent aero package, and a Sonic Blue paintwork. It is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and 19-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero performance tires. Wrap-around taillights, dual exhaust tips, and a window wiper are available on the rear.
The vehicle has a tech-loaded cabin
The KONA N has a cabin with Sonic Blue accents, N logos on the gear shift, hand brake, and door scuff, sport seats, a head-up display, and an N-exclusive sport steering wheel. It houses a digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment console which shows lap times and circuit maps in a video game-style when N or Sport mode is selected.
Three performance modes are available
The 2021 Hyundai KONA N is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine linked to an 8-speed N DCT gearbox and generates 280hp/392Nm. The car can sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds and clock a top speed of 240km/h. The gearbox offers three performance modes: N Power Shift, N Grin Shift, and N Track Sense Shift. An electronically-controlled limited-slip differential (eLSD) is also available.
2021 Hyundai KONA N: Pricing and availability
The pricing and availability details of the 2021 Hyundai KONA N are yet to be revealed. However, it should sport a starting price tag of around $33,255 (roughly Rs. 24 lakh) and will take on Ford Puma ST in the international markets.