Spy Shots: 2021 Hyundai Kona N

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After being confirmed by Hyundai, we're starting to see the first Hyundai Kona N prototypes running around.

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

After the rampant success of the Hyundai i30 N, the Korean brand has turned its attention to sharing the N magic with the rest of its portfolio. Spotted on the Nurburgring is the Kona, complete with i30 N wheels, large brakes and we can see a large intercooler too. At the rear, there's twin exhausts too.

It still retains the standard Kona bodywork for now, but we do know there's the potent i30 N powertrain lurking under that body. Final performance is yet to be determined. As in the case of the i30 N, there are two versions available, both powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. In the most powerful form, there's 202 kW and 353 Nm on tap and 184 kW and 353 Nm in standard form. Given those outputs, we estimate the Kona to be capable of around 6 seconds to 100 kph.

Further Reading

Hyundai SA Confirms Kona N Performance SUV

Hyundai plans i20 N: Will it Look Like This?

Hyundai SA Confirms i30 N for January 2020

Hyundai Kona 1.0T Executive (2018) Review

Hyundai Kona 2.0 Executive Auto (2019) Quick Review