In general, a little, Hyundai Good range sports are being built. After the I30 and i20 (not forgetting Veloster in the USA), here it is Kona N. With good surprise for the engine. SUV City does not take the car, 1.6 turbo 204 hp, but compact!
It is a 2.0 turbo with 280 hp. “Engrin Shift” mode allows you to go up to 290 hp. Therefore the Kona N200 HP is much closer to the 300 HP Volkswagen T-Rock R than the Ford Puma ST. The unit is mated to an 8-speed DCT dual-clutch gearbox. The top speed is 240 km / h and with the help of launch control it takes just 5.5 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km / h. The vehicle is equipped with an electronic limited-slip differential and a variable-opening exhaust valve system.
On the look side, we found the basis of the online body kit, especially the body-colored wheel arches and honeycomb grille topped with small slots. The N variant is separated by its red edge on the shields, its double exhaust outlet with a cannula on each side of the diffuser and its original spoiler that hides the triangular brake light. The Kona N also gets a specific 19-inch rims.
It remains to be seen whether Hyundai will import this model to France. After hesitation, he launched the i20 N with us, which limits “damage” level penalties. With its large engine, the Kona N is already more influential, which could prolong the French career.