Kona N is the primary N mannequin with an SUV physique fashion. “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. As an N model, it goes beyond the limits of an ordinary SUV,” mentioned Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division at Hyundai Motor Group. “Kona N can carve corners on the racetrack and bring excitement to everyday driving.”
Kona N is powered by a 2-litre, turbocharged GDI engine with an 8-pace moist twin-clutch transmission (N DCT). N DCT is the improved model of Hyundai’s in-house developed 8DCT, an eight-pace moist-kind twin-clutch transmission. To make it appropriate for N models, the 8DCT acquired enhancements in sturdiness, permitting it to deal with the calls for of high-performance automobiles.
The powertrain delivers a most output of 280 PS. With N Grin Shift, the ability is enhanced to 290 PS, maximizing driving enjoyable. The engine presents flat energy that ensures excessive responsiveness and improved acceleration for much more enjoyable on the highway or on the racetrack, thereby using extra of the engine’s potential. Kona N has a most pace of 240 kmph and might speed up from 0-100 kmph in 5.5 seconds, when launch management is activated.
Hyundai Motor carried out N Corner Carving Differential, an digital restricted-slip differential (E-LSD) on Kona N for management of torque distribution to driving wheels, delivering maximized enjoyable when carving corners. Kona N additionally is provided with 19-inch light-weight cast wheels with high-performance brakes and tires.
Even on the base trim, Kona N comes with launch management, variable exhaust system and N Grin Control System, providing the identical driving enjoyable in any respect ranges. N Grin Control System presents clients a excessive degree of customization, with 5 distinct drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and Custom.
Kona N is provided with new 10-inch infotainment and digital cluster system that includes a racing head-up show (HUD). The new infotainment system’s ‘N mode design’ offers sport-like expertise with digitalized parts.
Just like well-liked racing video video games, Kona N has customizable N buttons that may be set to toggle customized modes. The customized modes may be pre-set in accordance with the motive force’s preferences. The buttons may activate and off the lap timer.
For Europe, Kona N is provided with N Road Sense that robotically recommends the activation of N mode when double-curved highway indicators are detected, enabling drivers to take pleasure in each second of their drive to the fullest.
The mixture of physique-coloured fenders and 19-inch wheels offers Kona N with its huge stance. The physique-coloured fenders emphasize the wealthy quantity of the B-SUV’s muscular physique, giving Kona N an in depth-to-the-floor look. The N-specific, 19-inch wheels ― which have a wider monitor than different wheel choices ― are pushed to all 4 corners to ramp up Kona’s already highly effective visible impression.
The newly developed, N-exclusive Sonic Blue exterior shade is a brand new spin on Performance Blue, the colour most related to N model thus far. That means Kona N is the one automobile that may put on Sonic Blue in the mean time however previews a attainable SUV lineup growth.
Kona N’s entrance lip spoiler, double-wing roof spoiler and facet skirts improve aerodynamic effectivity and supply styling cues that declare its racetrack readiness. The huge decrease air consumption dominates the entrance bumper with a form impressed by an aeronautic fuselage, offering a lot-wanted engine cooling throughout sizzling laps and spirited driving. The double-wing roof spoiler, which is built-in with N-specific triangular brake gentle, enhances downforce whereas offering visible aptitude.
Kona N is provided with a full array of superior driver help system (ADAS) options, together with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Alert (RCCA), Safe Exit Warning (SEW) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC).
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