The upcoming 2022 Hyundai Kona N has been spotted again. This time it was within the neighborhood of the Nürburgring and carrying a lot much less camouflage. Consequently, now we have our greatest look but at “Kona the Destroyer,” with peeks on the grille and entrance fascia in addition to different particulars.
The nostril is surprisingly uncovered, which provides us a have a look at the brand new grille. It seems to be wider and extra upswept than the present one. Not solely that, nevertheless it’s not as tall, with a thick part dividing it from the decrease air inlet. The distinctive slot above the grille seems to be to be gone, too. The adjustments are dramatic sufficient to make us surprise if the common Kona will likely be refreshed to be nearer to the N mannequin. The primary grille insert could be very open for many air stream, and the mesh sample has quite a lot of element.
Transferring to the edges, we get a have a look at what are in all probability the manufacturing wheels for the Kona N. The spokes type some trendy concentric stars. As beforehand seen, these wheels home considerably bigger brakes than common Kona. The aspect skirts are usually uncovered, and so they do not look rather more aggressive than the usual automobile’s. It does seem like the doorways do not get as a lot plastic physique cladding above the skirts.
On the again, the rear wing is totally uncovered. It reveals that the Kona N will get the signature triangular brake gentle just like the Kona N and European i30 N. The rear diffuser panel can also be uncovered and it is tall with aggressive slats. Even with the entire diffuser in view, the tailpipes nonetheless look fairly massive.
When the Kona N launches, it ought to both get the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine from the Veloster N in 250- and 275-horsepower variants, or probably the turbocharged 2.5-liter engine rumored for the Veloster and coming to the Sonata N-Line and Kia K5 GT. That engine will make 290 horsepower within the midsize sedans. It would in all probability be accessible with both a six-speed guide or eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. We’ll even be curious to see if the Kona N is obtainable with all-wheel contemplating its standing as a crossover. We anticipate it to be revealed someday subsequent yr in time for the 2022 mannequin yr.