Hyundai takes the wraps off the high-performance Kona N

There’s a new date in the motoring calendar: 27th April is now ‘N Day’, Hyundai’s celebration of its high-performance N division. And, to mark the inaugural N Day event, the marque unveiled its hotly anticipated all-new Kona N SUV.

During the digital showcase, President and Head of R&D Division at Hyundai Motor Group, Albert Biermann, presented Hyundai’s first high-performance SUV, saying:

“The Kona N is a true hot SUV with the performance level of a hot hatch. It breaks the rule that SUVs are less fun to drive”.

The high-performance N range has been a popular addition to Hyundai’s line-up, with the Kona N set to join the lavishly praised i30 N hot hatch and upcoming i20 N.

N vehicles are known for their racier looks, and the Kona N doesn’t disappoint! Take a look at the official photos and you’ll immediately notice the more aggressive front, with a larger grille and lower skirts – not to mention the striking 19-inch alloy wheels. There are also sleek daytime running lights, two exhaust exits, red trim all around the car and a new Sonic Blue hue (which is subtly different from the usual ‘N’ Performance Blue).

The all-new Kona will boast a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, as found in the i30 N, developing 286bhp and 392Nm of torque. It will come equipped with a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, called ‘N Grin Shift’ mode, and a variety of high-performance driving features, such as Launch Control.

Going forward, Hyundai will use N Day as a platform for sharing the N brand high-performance philosophy and announce news about upcoming N models (yes, please!).

Do you want to be one of the first to get behind the wheel of the All-New Hyundai Kona N when it arrives at Johnsons? Get in touch with a member of our helpful and friendly team today to register your interest!

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