Brand’s First Performance SUV – Hyundai Kona N Global Unveil on 27 April
South Korean automobile maker Hyundai has announced that the Kona N SUV will be unveiled on April 27, 2021. The Hyundai Kona N will be the brand’s first performance-based SUV. The unveiling will be part of the company’s first-ever ‘Hyundai N Day’ – a digital showcase for its N brand models. To break cover on 27 April, the go-fast version of the Kona will be the fourth car under the N marque since the introduction of the sub-brand in 2016. Please note, it will be a new addition to the company’s current global lineup of N models such as Veloster N, i20 N and i30 N. Along with the introduction of the Kona N, the officials will also talk about the future e-performance direction.
The Hot and Happening Kona N Powertrain
As of now, the specifications haven’t been confirmed but it is expected that the Hyundai Kona N could share powertrain and chassis upgrades with its N siblings like the Veloster N and i30 N have received. At the top of the list would be the tuner’s 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 which at present offers outputs ranging from 246bhp to 275bhp. It will be an FWD only with clever differential fed through Hyundai’s newest eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. There may or may not be a manual transmission on offer.
Hyundai Kona N Features
Hyundai’s high-performance brand N always has a distinct visual appeal to it that differentiates it from the standard version and the same stands true for the Kona N. As per the teased images, the Kona N SUV features a larger front grille with the ‘N’ logo, N-specific side skirts, redesigned set of split LED headlamps, triangular tail lights, black alloy wheels wrapped around Pirelli P Zero tyres, a bigger braking system with contrast red calipers, larger dual exhaust pipes and a diffuser on the rear bumper.
There are no details on the cabin available yet, but of what’s seen on the other N models, the Kona N will also get sportier seats, suede upholstery, blacked-out inserts, etc. Inside, we expect Hyundai to offer the new Kona N with new bucket seats, a chunkier steering wheel, blue seatbelts and some other tweaks which will be revealed at a later stage. At the back, there’s a double-wing blacked-out roof-mounted spoiler. As seen on other full-fledged N models, there will be dual exhaust tips flaunting the performance pedigree along with black diffusers on the lower bumper.
More details of the full-fledged Hyundai Kona N will be revealed soon. The Hyundai Kona N will be unveiled by Albert Biemann, President and Head of R&D, Hyundai Motor Group.