Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday March 1, 2021
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.







* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2021, 08:56 AM   #1
AVANTI R5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Default Hyundai Kona N Teased As Company Confirms 2.0-Liter Turbo And 8-Speed DCT

Quote:
The teaser campaign for the Hyundai Kona N is kicking into high gear as the company has released new pictures and details about the upcoming model.

Billed as a ďhot SUV,Ē the Kona N will become the brandís first high-performance crossover.

Hyundai is keeping specifications under wraps, but confirmed the model will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that can be connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The company also promised a ďvariety of high-performance driving features, such as Launch Control, and an emotional sound experience.Ē

While crossovers arenít particularly sporty, Hyundai said the Kona N will have a ďpowerful and nimble driving experience.Ē Hyundaiís Head of N Brand Management also added, ďAs a Ďhot SUVí, it will have plenty of versatility as well as the driving pleasure like any other N vehicle.Ē

Additional information will be released in the ďcoming weeks,Ē but the Kona N is slated to have a sportier exterior as previewed by these official photos. While there isnít much to see, the model will be distinguished by modified bumpers and a unique dual exhaust system. We can also see lightweight wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with red calipers.

Hyundai is staying tight-lipped on specifics, but the model will slot above the Kona N Line which has a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 195 hp (146 kW / 198 PS) and 195 lb-ft (265 Nm) of torque. Besides having a larger displacement, the fully fledged N model could have up to 275 hp (205 kW / 279 PS).



* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 01-16-2021, 10:21 AM   #2
AVANTI R5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Default Hyundai on Facebook Kona N coming to USA

Hyundai stated Kona N coming to America on there face book page



Quote:
Yes, Itís N I 2021 KONA N

Coming in hot, it's the KONA N. Yes, it's N. Coming to the U.S. later this year.
Preproduction model shown.
https://www.facebook.com/Hyundai/videos/207526217711425

There a video too
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 08:15 AM   #3
VarmintCong
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 379605
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Peabody, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Civic Sport
2012 Outback 2.5

Default

Donít think theyíve revealed yet if it gets a manual or AWD. Iím guessing no and yes.
VarmintCong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 06:07 PM   #4
Rimsky55
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 424917
Join Date: Jul 2015
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VarmintCong View Post
Don't think they've revealed yet if it gets a manual or AWD. I'm guessing no and yes.
C&D had more details in their article re: MT. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...ototype-specs/

Bold, underline emphasis done by me.

Quote:
Unlike the Veloster, though, the Kona N sadly won't have a six-speed manual transmission as standard. Instead, it will come only with the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that was added to the Veloster N lineup for 2021. Hyundai hasn't said yet whether the Kona N will have front- wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Rimsky55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 06:50 PM   #5
JP Chestnut
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 504432
Join Date: Jul 2019
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Default

Iím not super interested in owning a sporty CUV but the modern offerings combining smallish size, awd, fun to drive, and a practical body design are so few and far between that Iíll definitely check this out.
JP Chestnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 07:25 PM   #6
SoFlaRRRex
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 407565
Join Date: Dec 2014
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Birmingham, AL
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
Red

Default

If it does indeed make it here Iím buying one. I need a single do-all kinda car and thatís what the WRX was supposed to be for me. The Kona N is like a poor manís Macan. Now the question is how much $$$?

Last edited by SoFlaRRRex; 01-17-2021 at 08:12 PM.
SoFlaRRRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 08:39 PM   #7
VarmintCong
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 379605
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Peabody, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Civic Sport
2012 Outback 2.5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoFlaRRRex View Post
If it does indeed make it here Iím buying one. I need a single do-all kinda car and thatís what the WRX was supposed to be for me. The Kona N is like a poor manís Macan. Now the question is how much $$$?
The Kona has a tiny trunk, itís more like a 5 door Mini than a Macan.

Auto only kills it for me, otherwise Iíd give it a good look.
VarmintCong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 08:45 PM   #8
SoFlaRRRex
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 407565
Join Date: Dec 2014
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Birmingham, AL
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
Red

Default

I havenít been in one in person yet but from what I can tell itís got more room than my sedan and 2 more sq ft than a GTI. And I can deal with the auto. Iíve never owned an automatic but I think Iím ready. I may regret giving up my manual, I know this, but Iím willing to give it a try.
SoFlaRRRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2021, 10:29 PM   #9
subyski
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 202642
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Vehicle:
08 Impreza,80Vette
68 Impala, 15 SantaFe

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoFlaRRRex View Post
If it does indeed make it here Iím buying one. I need a single do-all kinda car and thatís what the WRX was supposed to be for me. The Kona N is like a poor manís Macan. Now the question is how much $$$?
I think the poor man's Macan is the CX-30 Turbo. The Kona N is really a tall hot hatch, not necessarily more ground clearance but a vertical stretch hot hatch. As much as I would rather see an Elantra GT N, I can see why this could be successful recipe. The DCT seems well liked in the Veloster N. Still would like a manual.
subyski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2021, 12:43 AM   #10
VarmintCong
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 379605
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Peabody, MA
Vehicle:
2017 Civic Sport
2012 Outback 2.5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoFlaRRRex View Post
I haven't been in one in person yet but from what I can tell it's got more room than my sedan and 2 more sq ft than a GTI. And I can deal with the auto. I've never owned an automatic but I think I'm ready. I may regret giving up my manual, I know this, but I'm willing to give it a try.
Watch this guy review the trunk. 5 carry on bags fit in the Crosstrek, and only 3 fit in the Kona.

https://www.autotrader.com/car-video...81474979865233

Trunk space measurements are BS cause there's no standard for hatchbacks like there is for sedans.
VarmintCong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2021, 12:07 PM   #11
mhoward1
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 9481
Join Date: Aug 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: FFR Challenge #43
Vehicle:
1832 Steam Buggy
Wood

Default

Iíd like to see a Kona EV n.
mhoward1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2021, 12:31 PM   #12
subyski
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 202642
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Vehicle:
08 Impreza,80Vette
68 Impala, 15 SantaFe

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mhoward1 View Post
Iíd like to see a Kona EV n.
Maybe a similar product under their Ioniq "sub-brand", i.e. Ioniq 5 N.
subyski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 12:04 AM   #13
SoFlaRRRex
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 407565
Join Date: Dec 2014
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Birmingham, AL
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
Red

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by subyski View Post
I think the poor man's Macan is the CX-30 Turbo...
I havenít driven a Mazda product since the 626 so Iím speaking out of ignorance but I donít think thatís accurate. That 2.5L engine is torquey but I havenít seen a reviewer yet that says it likes to rev. The Veloster Nís engine however gets pretty good marks for its character. Thereís no doubt the Kona N will be more focused than the Mazda, by a lot. And Iím sure the Crosstrek will hold more stuff, and Iíd actually rather own the Crosstrek. But there no way in hell Iím giving up a WRX for the Crosstrek as is. Give it a turbo and any other transmission than a CVT and Iím in. But as-is, no way.
SoFlaRRRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 11:50 AM   #14
subyski
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 202642
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Vehicle:
08 Impreza,80Vette
68 Impala, 15 SantaFe

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoFlaRRRex View Post
I havenít driven a Mazda product since the 626 so Iím speaking out of ignorance but I donít think thatís accurate. That 2.5L engine is torquey but I havenít seen a reviewer yet that says it likes to rev. The Veloster Nís engine however gets pretty good marks for its character. Thereís no doubt the Kona N will be more focused than the Mazda, by a lot. And Iím sure the Crosstrek will hold more stuff, and Iíd actually rather own the Crosstrek. But there no way in hell Iím giving up a WRX for the Crosstrek as is. Give it a turbo and any other transmission than a CVT and Iím in. But as-is, no way.
I'm saying as a product as a whole. The Mazda CX-30's interior refinement, ride, and power. I've seen reviews making this claim of a budget Macan. The Kona N will definitely be more performance focused but it's not going to be refined like the Macan. The Veloster N is still performance oriented, even in its soft settings where as the Macan can ride nice and comfortable too.
subyski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2021, 07:19 PM   #15
SoFlaRRRex
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 407565
Join Date: Dec 2014
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Birmingham, AL
Vehicle:
2015 WRX
Red

Default

I gotcha. Yeah Iím excited to see how it drives. I got to drive a buddies Cayenne and it was the business. I donít expect a budget hot hatch product to be on that level.
SoFlaRRRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.