As it became known to the British edition AutoExpress , the automaker is seriously considering releasing the Hyundai Kona N crossover, giving it a powerful 2-liter turbo engine from the hatchback i30 N. If the management of the concern approves the project, such a crossover can enter the market until 2020. Albert Biermann, responsible for the Hyundai N-series, has already instructed engineers to create a driving prototype for this crossover. According to him, Kona N will receive a motor from the hatchback i30 N, but the gearbox, suspension and steering settings will have its own.
According to AutoExpress, the power of this version of Kona will be about 250 horsepower – a special powerful version of Performance (275 hp), like the same hatch i30 N, the crossover will not. In addition, it is not known whether Kona will receive an electronic front differential. In the near future the Hyundai N-family will join the Veloster N hatchback, followed by the i30 N in the fastback body. The already launched hatch i30 N is driven by a 2-liter turbo in two power variants – 250 or 275 hp. (package Performance Pack). The engines work in conjunction with a six-speed mechanics, equipped with an auto-restart function for downshifts, next year a version with a robotic box may appear. Also in the arsenal of i30 N – a full set of track “tools”: active suspension, differential of increased friction, the ability to completely turn off the stabilization system and launch-control. Up to a hundred 250-strong i30 N accelerates in 6.4 seconds, 275-strong – in 6.1 seconds. Sales of the car (it costs slightly more than 30,000 euros) began with a special First Edition series of 100 cars, and this lot was sold out in just two days.