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The Hyundai Kona N confirms the price and launch date.

Hyundai New Zealand has confirmed the launch date and price of its state-of-the-art performance machine, Kona N small SUV.

At $ 69,990 for the same variant, the faster SUV comes at the top of the Hot N range, which sits above the ٹی 65,990 i30 N hatch and $ 68,990 i30 N fastback equipped with DCT. Is.

While the Hatch and Fastback are also available in manual transmission form ($ 58,990 and $ 62,990, respectively), there is no manual option for the SUV.

The Hyundai Kona N is here with hot hatch performance and SUV practicality.

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The Hyundai Kona N is here with hot hatch performance and SUV practicality.

After Kona and Kona Electric, Kona N increased the Kona family to three, both of which received updates earlier this year, including a Sportier Online variant. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there.

Read more:
* Hyundai has given the i30 N more power and dual clutch transmission.
* Hyundai Elantra N launches Kona N in Australia as I20N.
* Hyundai unveils its hottest SUV

Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces a maximum of 213kW / 392Nm, named for the awesome NN Grin Shift’s overboost function, exclusively mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.

These large drain pipes should mean that the Kona N looks just as good.

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These large drain pipes should mean that the Kona N looks just as good.

Also factor in new bits and pieces such as N power shift, which “reduces any reduction in torque by using upshifts to maximize power to the wheels” (whatever that means) and N track sense shift, Which is activated automatically when the road conditions are right. And enables fast moving.

To help with cornering, Hyundai has introduced the “N Corner Carving Difference”, an electronic limited slip difference (E-LSD) to control the distribution of torque on the front wheels. Hyundai said the Kona N was designed to bring. Hot hatch thrill For those who need an extra SUV.

The style has been enhanced in comparison to the vanilla corner, although it is still largely a hindrance to the great scheme of things. At the front end are a red striped chin splitter and a bonnet vent near the grille, while the profiles have a bleaching arch and side skirts. Around the back are a double wing roof spoiler and two fat exhaust outlets.

The cockpit is a rope, with an N-specific steering wheel.

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The cockpit is a rope, with an N-specific steering wheel.

Inside is a 10-inch infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster, featuring track information, a driver-focused head-up display and a new ‘N mode design’ for n-specific seats and colorful accents. Naturally, there is a group of functional safety features such as Active Cruise Control, first introduced on the N model.

“The Kona N not only provides an excellent halo model for every growing Kona range, but also adds to our N range. The N model is popular with performance car enthusiasts. With the introduction of the Kona N, we expect that This will attract more new customers towards Kona Range or N brand.

The Kona N goes on sale nationwide this month.

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