The Hyundai N family will get a new member, because Hyundai is working on a Kona N version.
The performance version of the Hyundai Kona has been already confirmed earlier this year and now we got the first test mules on the road thanks to SB-Medien.
The Kona N test mule has sporty brakes with red brake caliper and a modified exhaust on each side like other N models.
Albert Biermann, the man in charge of Hyundai N-performance program recently revealed that he has told his engineers to start work on a test mule of the Kona, in the hope that it could get approval for production.
And he has given a strong indication of its likely powerplant: the 2.0-litre turbo petrol from the current i30 N, delivering 250 hp instead of 275 of i30’s Performance Pack variant.
“I’ve told them [the engineers] to build the car and we’ll see what happens with getting it approved,”said Biermann.“It has to be the i30 N powertrain, really. Of course, we can give Kona different specifications on suspension and steering, although there are some common components we can use in that area as well, because it’ll be front-wheel drive, like the i30 N. But we already know that it has to be that car’s engine and gearbox for the Kona N, yes.”