Adding fast and very powerful versions to its quality cars with the N brand, Hyundai Motor Company is now preparing to change all the balances in the B-SUV class with KONA N. Increasing its assertion especially in the European market with models with N badges, Hyundai also holds the title of the fastest B-SUV with KONA N. Introduced with the motto "Never Just Drive", meaning "Never Just Drive", the car will also inspire future electric racing cars as part of the brand's N strategy.
In addition, KONA N is not only the latest member of the high-performance N series, but also the first N model to feature an SUV body type. In fact, it is one of the rare SUV models that attract performance-loving users with its versatile handling features, acceleration, agility and body kit suitable for racetracks.
2.0 lt Turbo engine and 8 speed double clutch DCT transmission.
KONA N has a new generation 8-speed wet-type dual clutch gearbox (N DCT). The gear ratios of the car, which transmits the power it receives from the high performance 2.0 lt turbocharged GDI engine to the tires with the N DCT gearbox, are also specially developed for this version. This 8-speed wet-type dual-clutch gearbox, which Hyundai has developed in-house, instantly meets the responses of the high-performance engine and is also highly resistant to high torque. This gearbox with faster gear shifting features three different driving modes: N Grin Shift (NGS), N Power Shift (NPS) and N Track Sense Shift (NTS).
The maximum torque produced by the high performance motor is 392 Nm. In N Grin Shift mode, more power output is given to maximize driving pleasure. The engine supports the desired driving style by changing the throttle response and acceleration according to the modes selected on the road or on the racetrack. KONA N is capable of a maximum speed of 240 km / h. In addition, when Launch Control is activated, it can complete the 0-100 km / h range in 5.5 seconds. This acceleration means an extremely impressive value for the B-SUV model.
Hyundai KONA N prefers to work with a number of systems to evenly distribute torque to the wheels. With the Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E ‑ LSD), the car offers maximum driving pleasure, especially on bends and exact turns on the tracks, and can be restrained safely with the high-performance N brake system. The vehicle, which has tires specially developed for KONA N, also draws attention to the lightened 19-inch N Racing wheels.
KONA N offers the same driving pleasure in all road conditions together with Launch Control (N Launch Control), Variable Exhaust System and most importantly N Grin Control System. The N Grin Control System offers a high level of customization by pairing it with five different driving modes. These driving modes, which are determined as Eco, Normal, Sport, N and Custom, instantly change the character of the vehicle by adjusting the operating principle of the engine, stability control (ESP), exhaust sound and steering stiffness according to the selected mode. In other words, KONA N moves like a daily SUV in the city in Eco mode, and when switched to N mode, it suddenly starts to offer a racing car feel.
KONA N continues its high performance outside and in the engine with the details of the interior. The N logo appears in more than one place in the cabin, which has a similar atmosphere to its current siblings. The 10,25 inch infotainment and digital display system that we encounter in many Hyundai models has N mode. All settings of the vehicle with fully digitized items can be accessed here. Values such as lap time, G force, turbo pressure, oil temperature and take-off control can be followed from this screen.
Introduced for the first time in 2013, the N brand transferred the experience gained from rally cars to sports cars suitable for daily use. With these special combinations, Hyundai, which creates an important customer base for itself, will continue its claim with the performance-smelling electric versions it will produce in the future.