Hyundai KONA N Test Mule Spied for the First Time

by Oct 24, 2019All News, Hyundai, N-Performance, Spy Shots0 comments


The Hyundai N family will get a new member, because Hyundai is working on a Kona N version.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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