Probably, the next member to be added to the Hyundai N Performance family will be the Kona N, which we have noticed that is now testing at the Nürburgring thanks to WilcoBlok instagram car photographer.
What we know so far?
The performance version of the Hyundai Kona has been already confirmed earlier 2019 and after we got the first test mules on the road thanks to SB-Medien today we have a new set of spy shots taken during Nürburgring test. The Kona N test mule has sporty brakes with red brake caliper, i30 N alloy wheels 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.”