Not long after its global reveal, the 2021 Hyundai Kona N fast SUV will be launching in Australia in the third quarter of 2021. Using the same 206kW/392Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the updated i30 N, the Kona N is capable of a 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.5 seconds. Priced from $47,500 plus on-road costs, the Kona N will be available in standard form, but also in a more luxurious N Premium as well.

The engine powering the new Hyundai Kona N is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 206kW of power (212kW on overboost) and 392Nm of torque. Power is send solely to the front wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The familiar six-speed manual seen in the i30 N is not available with the Kona N. The sprint from 0-100km/h is completed in 5.5-seconds which is just 0.1-seconds slower than the i30 N. It also goes on to a top speed of 240km/h.

There will be two different models of the Kona N: standard N and the N Premium. The Kona N starts at $47,500 plus on-road costs and is equipped with adaptive dampers, drive mode selection with an N mode, a valved active exhaust system, an electro-mechanical limited-slip differential, 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero HN tyres, larger performance brakes, cloth sports seats, alloy sports pedals, keyless entry and start, the familiar 10.25-inch touch screen with digital radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation, a 10.25-inch driver’s display, LED head and tail lights, an eight-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system, auto lights and wipers, auto-folding mirrors and rear privacy glass.

2021 Hyundai Kona N

The 2021 Hyundai Kona N Premium starts at $50,500 plus on-road costs and adds a heads-up display, suede/ leather-appointed seats, heated and cooled electric front seats, a heated steering wheel, an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, front parking sensors, a glass sunroof and ambient lighting to the standard N.

Standard safety equipment across the Hyundai Kona N range includes lane departure warning with lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert (both with active braking), autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive radar cruise control, driver attention monitoring, auto high beam and tyre pressure monitoring.

There are seven colours available with the Kona N – ‘Performance Blue’, ‘Atlas White’ and ‘Ignite Flame (red)’ are the standard offerings and plus $595 extra three metallic colours include ‘Cyber Grey’, ‘Dark Knight (dark grey)’ and ‘Phantom Black’. Finally, ‘Galaxy Gold’ is a matte paint that attracts a $1,000 premium.

The brand’s familiar five-year unlimited kilometre warranty will come with the 2021 Hyundai Kona N and as seen on the i30 N, the warranty will cover non-competition track use.

The Kona N will go on sale locally in the third quarter of 2021

2021 Hyundai Kona N Pricing (plus on road costs):

  • 2021 Hyundai Kona N – $47,490
  • 2021 Hyundai Kona N Premium – $50,500
  • Premium paint: $595-$,1000

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