Hyundai Kona N Could Have 275 HP, AWD, And Dual-Clutch Automatic

April 16th, 2020 by

Article from April 16, 2020 by Anthony Alaniz

It could debut as soon as this summer.

Late last year, Hyundai announced its high-performance N brand would expand to include SUVs. Then, just a few months later in March, we got our first spy photos of the Hyundai Kona N, heavily camouflaged during some cold-weather testing. Rumors have suggested it’d be mechanically similar to the Veloster N and i30 N, meaning the Kona N would use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. A new report from The Korean Car Blog supports those rumors, and more.

The report says the performance crossover could have up to 275 horsepower (205 kilowatts) on tap, which corroborates earlier reports that the Kona N could have up to 271 hp (202 kW). When it arrives, it will also be the first N model with all-wheel drive, according to the publication, putting power to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual is also possible……..

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