Introducing the Hyundai KONA N
Responsible for creating the hottest high performance models, Hyundai N bring you the exciting KONA N SUV, joining the ranks of the Hyundai N family, promising the textbook fun-to-drive nature of a hot hatch with the versatility of an SUV.
Blending the popularity of an SUV, with the UK's love for hot hatchbacks, the KONA N SUV is made up of an impressive, high performance recipe which will be ideal for those who need enhanced versatility and practicality, without having to let go of an ultra-dynamic and exciting driving experience.
The very first creation from Hyundai N incidentally was the incredible i30 N hot hatchback which proved to be an absolute revelation for the Korean brand, and showcased to the world Hyundai's ability to create a serious performance car.
Discover this exciting new addition to the N range in the form of the KONA N in more detail below.
Engines and Performance
Fitted with a vivacious 276bhp 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine, and a slick 8-speed dual-clutch paddleshift gearbox, the KONA N can launch from 0 to 62mph in just 5.5 seconds, making it one of the most dynamic performance SUVs available.
This means this adaptive SUV can embarrass quite a few genuine hot hatchbacks. This comes as no surprise when taking into account the KONA N's launch photos, as they have been taken at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife, which shows the performance nature and seriousness of this pulsating addition to the N model line-up.
With a top speed of 150mph, the KONA N is sure to be an exciting ride, and judging by the press photos, not a bad vehicle to take for a spin on the world's most demanding race track.
Chassis and Handling
Sporting a front-wheel drive set-up, the KONA N uses a sought-after limited-slip differential to aid the handling and enhance the ability to launch the car more effectively, in harmony with the vehicle's launch control system.
Specially developed Pirelli P-Zero high performance tyres ensure that the all-new KONA N gets maximum grip, along with wrapping this SUV's lightweight 19-inch forged alloy wheels perfectly, ensuring the KONA N can cut it at the track, as well as impress on varying types of terrain too.
R-MDPS, which stands for Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering system guarantee the KONA N provides direct and accurate steering with enhanced feedback. This ensures drivers can unlock the KONA N's potential in being an ultra fun-to-drive performance SUV, vowing to put a smile on the face of the keenest of driver.
Technology and Drive Modes
Selectable drive modes are a must for any new performance vehicle, allowing drivers to flick between varying modes based on their mood or the nature of the drive at hand. Therefore, the all-new Hyundai KONA N comes with five distinct driving modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and Custom.
These modes alter the character of the KONA N by adjusting the parameters of the engine, exhaust sound, steering and Electronic Stability Control to optimise the vehicle in varying conditions and moods.
Dedicated N keys on the steering wheel of the KONA N ensure pre-sets can be configured so that your favourite mode can be selected in an instant.
KONA N Models
- 19" forged alloy wheels
- Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tyres
- Unique N styling
- Sports seats
- Electronic Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD)
- 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (N DCT)
- Launch Control
- N Grin Control System - Eco, Normal, Sport, N, Custom
- 10.25" infotainment touchscreen system
- Digital N instrument cluster
- Head-up Display (HUD)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
- Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
- Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Test drive the Hyundai KONA N
The KONA N is quite the exciting package. The SUV continues to be ultra-popular, and Hyundai have added in the fun factor of hot hatch performance and handling, to ensure the KONA N is a truly tempting high performance creation.
Interested? Contact your local Evans Halshaw Hyundai retailer today to arrange a test drive or to find out more.