The Nth degree: The Hyundai KONA joins the ‘N’ club

The high-performance N range has been a popular addition to Hyundai’s offering, and now the lavishly praised i30 N hot hatch is set to be joined by two new models in the spring: the i20 N and the KONA N.

The latter is especially hotly anticipated – partly because it will be Hyundai’s first high-performance SUV, and secondly, due to the amount of awards the original has already won. Indeed, the already-established electric KONA has an impressive trophy cabinet, including winning the ‘Best Small Family Car’ award at the inaugural Top Gear Electric Awards in 2020. Will this sporty twist on the KONA fill these big boots? At Johnsons, we certainly think so!

The N version, however, will stay firmly in the petrol domain. The model will boast a 2.0-litre turbo engine to deliver a powerful driving experience. It will also be available with an eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission, known as N DCT, and will come equipped with a variety of high-performance driving features, such as Launch Control.

Ahead of the official unveiling, Hyundai have released a new set of teaser images, which give away a few of the design cues, including sportier bodykit, a redesigned grille, a large rear spoiler, new light clusters and an aggressive front bumper. One thing is certain – this car will not only thrill when in motion, but it will also make a welcome addition to any driveaway!

Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President of Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented:

“We’re excited to expand the recipe for success we’ve developed with the i30 N and, most recently, with the i20 N to one of our most popular SUVs on the market today: KONA. The addition of KONA to the N family will bring our high-performance brand to the next level.”

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!