Hyundai Kona N teaser

Hyundai Motor Company has furthered its tease on the upcoming Hyundai Kona N by releasing more photos of the vehicle. The last time the performance crossover was teased, it was heavily concealed in special N theme urban camouflage which hid most of the features of the vehicle. This time around, the camo has come off and we now have a clearer image of the new performance vehicle.

Hyundai Kona N front quarter

While it generally retains the same look as the facelifted model introduced in September of 2020, the performance crossover comes with a few new additions to make it more aggressive. For starters, Hyundai has given the vehicle a new grille that comes with wider openings. While power figures for the vehicle have not yet been released, we assume it will be needing that extra airflow to cool whatever performance motor the South Korean automaker has placed inside. Furthermore, large air intakes can be found at the corners of the vehicle which are said to be functional. A red accent trim on the lower bumper stretches from either side of the crossover, which then wraps around the rocker panels and meets at the rear of the vehicle.

Hyundai Kona N rear

Speaking of the rear, Hyundai has also added a few accessories to the back, setting the Hyundai Kona N apart from the rest of the lineup. The performance crossover also comes with a new rear fascia with single large exhaust pipes placed on both sides of the vehicle. Hyundai has also given the vehicle a new integrated diffuser along with a double-wing roof spoiler and possibly new triangularly shaped third brake light. 

Hyundai Kona N spoiler

Aside from these teaser images, not much else is known about the upcoming Hyundai Kona N. However, there are reports that it could come with a powerful 2.0-liter gasoline engine rumored to produce 278hp. Further still, other reports suggest that the power will only be sent to the front wheels and that the performance crossover will shift via an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This could mean that the Kona N could also end up sharing the same engine found in the Hyundai Veloster N. With that in mind, we expect to see the performance-oriented vehicle launched in the latter half of 2021.  

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