The Hyundai Kona N is the first SUV in the N family. It offers 280 horsepower and a host of new products.

The Hyundai Kona N is the first SUV in the N family. It offers 280 horsepower and a host of new products.

27. April 2021 0 By Hyundai N Club

The carmaker Hyundai has been publishing information about the new Hyundai Kona N for several weeks. First, photos of the vehicle with camouflage were published, and later some technical data were also revealed. Today we can look at Kona N in absolute detail.

The Kona N design looks really aggressive. The N-shaped radiator grille has a special braided padding and the sports front bumper has intake vents with a red trim at the bottom. When viewed from the side, you may notice 19-inch wheel discs. At the rear we find a wing with a specific brake light, a sports bumper and two large exhaust tailpipes.

The offer of exterior colors will include:

Sonic Blue – new color reserved for N SUVs – with accessories in Tomato Red [introductory color]
Black pearl Phantom Black Pearl
White Atlas White
Gray metallic Cyber ​​Gray Metallic
Gray pearl Dark Knight Gray Pearl
Red Ignite Red
Blue Performance Blue

Inside, there is the N sports steering wheel, which offers the best possible grip and even buttons to support dynamic driving. Of course, there are metal pedals, sports seats, a specific gear lever and a handbrake lever made of perforated leather.

The new Hyundai Kona N has a 2.0 T-GDi engine under the hood with 280 horsepower and 392 Nm of torque. The engine got a flat run, which means more torque and power in the middle and higher speeds. The new higher torque value uses more engine potential in normal driving situations. At the same time, the new engine characteristics improve acceleration at medium and higher speeds and deliver high performance consistently regardless of external weather conditions. An 8-speed dual-clutch N DCT gearbox with two separate clutches in an oil bath is used, which contributes to better acceleration and faster upshifting. Couplings in the oil bath also have better cooling. The front wheels are driven via an electronically controlled self-locking differential (e-LSD) marked N Corner Carving Differential, which provides excellent cornering performance. This element means that, due to the use of different amounts of torque, the wheels can rotate at different speeds depending on the load on the outer and inner wheels of the front axle. In specific conditions, the wheel slip is reduced in this way and the tendency to understeer is minimized when cornering. The N Corner Carving Differential thus allows the driver to go around corners at higher speeds, which increases driving fun with the new KONA N model. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 240 km / h.

For lovers of sound N, there is an electronic sound generator Electronic Sound Generator (ESG) located on the body panel. This sound generator improves driving pleasure. Of course, there is also a variable damper in the Variable Exhaust Valve System.

We also have the N Grin Control System, which offers customers a higher level of individual adjustments thanks to five different modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and Custom. These five modes change the character of the new KONA N model by changing the settings of the engine, stabilization system, exhaust and steering sound and adapting them to different driving conditions.

The new KONA N model is equipped with electronically controlled adaptive dampers Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS), which control the damping force and contribute to improved controllability and stability. The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) can be switched off completely for maximum fun while driving on a circuit. The Traction Control System (TCS) controls the driving forces behind the wheels according to the current conditions and improves traction in the terrain and reduces slippage. If the system detects that the wheel is turning faster than the required vehicle speed, the TCS adjusts the engine power.

The N DCT transmission delivers exclusive high-performance features that give drivers a smile on their face: N Grin Shift, N Power Shift and N Track Sense Shift. These features improve the vehicle’s capabilities by using special software to shift gears.