Competes with: There’s really nothing like it in the U.S. market
Looks like: A racier, high-performance version of the latest Kona
Drivetrain: 286-horsepower (maximum), turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; front-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Fall 2021
Hyundai has unveiled its first N-badged SUV — the 2022 Kona N — and it looks to be a tasty treat. To date, Hyundai has focused its N performance division efforts on sedans, bringing global vehicles to market like the phenomenal i30 N but keeping those autobahn-burners out of the U.S. market. We’ve had the incredibly good Veloster N, but other N-badged American-market Hyundais have all been “N Line” vehicles — racier looking, but not more powerful.