Kona N

Expanding the boundaries

of performance.

If you thought SUVs and fun driving don't go together, think again. This is N.

Built for versatility and performance, the all-new Hyundai Kona N is for explorers as much as driving enthusiasts. Whatever your adventure – the Kona N will bring the excitement.

Be ready to be stunned by the all-new Kona SUV, a compact high-performance ‘hot SUV’ that combines exhilarating performance with a balanced day-to-day driving experience.

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Performance Blue

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Cyber Grey

Dark Knight

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Ignite Flame

Meet the all-new Kona N

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Rooted in SUV values. Enhanced with motorsport DNA.

The all-new Kona N is a ‘hot SUV’, whose look clearly speaks about a powerful presence and driving fun. It combines the modern design of the award-winning Kona with the bold and dynamic language of N models.

LED headlight design with an N touch.

The distinctive Kona LED headlight design with the black bezels are shared by all Hyundai N cars. Slim daytime running lights sit on top and complete the lighting signature.

The silhouette speaks N.

The Kona N's sporty silhoutee is emphasised by a low-ride height. Another design cue indicating that this is a high-performance Hyundai N model: the exclusive side sill in red with an engraved N logo.

19” forged alloy wheels.

The N-exclusive 19" forged alloy wheels with their dark satin grey finish and red calipers, are combined with bespoke high performance Pirelli P-Zero tyres for the ultimate in road-holding.

Rear spoiler and triangular brake light.

The rear is dominated by the large, double-wing roof spoiler that provides the necessary balance to keep the car on the road. It also contains the iconic triangular third brake light.

New rear bumper.

The rear bumper was designed to integrate with the body-coloured claddings and frame the two large exhaust tail-pipes with a red accent line.

For performance and sound.

The Kona N features large dual single exhaust pipes to intensify the sound and look of our high performance SUV.

Race inspired control, everyday comfort.

If you love driving, you will love taking charge of your Kona N from the moment you slide into the race-car inspired seats. Every detail is designed to provide effortless command: from steering and shifting to constant performance monitoring.

N sports seats with electric adjustment.

The electrically adjustable driver and front seat passenger seats are heavily bolstered to combine for excellent comfort and a secure fit under spirited driving situations. These are finished in a combination of leather and alcantara for a dynamic look.

N steering wheel.

Featuring exclusive Performance Blue stitching and the N logo, the leather N steering wheel puts driving performance features right at your fingertips – like for example, the dedicated buttons for N Mode and N Grin Shift.

Performance blue accents.

The Kona N features exclusive Performance Blue contrast stitching throughout the cockpit. You'll find it on the seats, steering wheel, gear shifter and front armrest, for an even sportier edge.

Smart technology and innovative features.

10.25" N Supervision Cluster.

Created with the N driver in mind, the digital cluster lets you keep an eye on your driving stats and gives you instant feedback on torque and turbo boost.

Wireless charging.

Induction technology lets you recharge your compatible smartphone without connecting a cable, and an alert is triggered should you ever leave your phone behind. (compatible smartphones only) 

10.25"multimedia touchscreen.

Apart from the Performance Driving Data System, the Audio-Visual Navigation System also connects to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and is paired with a high quality Harmon Kardon audio system.

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

Connect your mobile device using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto®, and via the touch screen, you can safely enjoy many of your mobile’s features, including using Siri, calling, texting and listening to your music.

Heads Up Display (HUD)

The Kona N is our first performance car with an HUD. In Sport or N mode it brings up performance data such as RPM, speed, and shift indicator in special N graphics.

Heated and ventilated seats.

Warm in winter and cool in summer. The driver and front passenger seats include seat heating and ventilation.

Motorsport power on the road. And off.

The all-new Kona N brings the excitement of N to the SUV. N means more than the 206 kW flat power engine or the 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. It means performance features such as launch control, the N corner carving differential, and the N Grin Control System with five drive modes (including a customisable one). Experience them all, in any driving condition, and on all kinds of terrains.

Petrol 2.0 T-GDi (206 kW) engine.

The 2.0 T-GDi engine delivers 206 kW and a substantial increase in flat power for more torque and power at lower RPMs, improving responsiveness, acceleration, and fun.

8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

The quick-shifting automatic wet-type 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (N DCT) also lets you select gears manually for when you crave more race car energy.

Engine Power

206 kW

0 - 100 km/h

from 5.5 seconds

Top Speed

240 km/h

N Grin Control System.

At the push of a button, the N Grin Control System gives you the choice of five distinct drive modes to match your mood. The different modes changes the character of the car. Adjusting the parameters of the engine, suspension, steering, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), exhaust sound, N Corner Carving Differential (e-LSD), transmission. 

Electronic Controlled Suspension.

Influence the stiffness of the suspension with the push of a button and optimise the vehicle’s response for various driving situations, on the road or at the racetrack.

Launch Control.

Accelerate with authority: Launch Control prevents tyre slippage and ensures optimal traction when you perform a powerful start.

N traction and stability control.

Developed in-house, the traction and stability control is like a good co-pilot, helping when necessary but otherwise being quiet, never disturbing your driving fun. If desired, it can be switched off completely.

N Corner carving differential.

The Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD) controls the power transfer to each front wheel. It improves steering and stability in high speed turns.

Active variable exhaust system.

Pump up the volume. Select different levels of exhaust sound – relatively restrained in Normal mode, to the crackling “after-burn” growl in N mode with added fuel detonations, like a rally car.

Enjoy more safety while driving.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

Combining radar and camera data, the FCA system autonomously activates the brakes when it detects dangerous and sudden braking by the car ahead or pedestrians on the road.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

A driver protection feature which helps monitor driving patterns in order to detect reckless or fatigued driving and prevent potential accidents. The system analyses various vehicle signals such as steering angle, steering torque, vehicle's positioning in the lane and driving time. If the system detects inattentive driving patterns, an audible sound and message on the display panel will bring this to the driver’s attention.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

LKA provides steering intervention to assist the vehicle to stay in the centre of the lane. When the vehicle strays from the intended lane without indicators being activated, an audible and visual warning will be sounded.

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

The Kona N features Lane Following Assist (LFA). When activated, it keeps the car centered in its lane at speeds between 0 and 180 km/h on highways and city streets.

High Beam Assistance (HBA)

LED high and low beam headlights automatically adjust to meet the needs of the environment and surrounds allowing you to concentrate on the road ahead whilst driving at night.

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

Using two radar sensors in the lower rear bumper, the system warns you of traffic in the blind spot area. Should you set the turn indicator in such a situation, it will sound an acoustic alert and brake to prevent collision. 

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

When reversing out of areas with low visibility, the system not only warns the driver if vehicles approach from the side – it also applies the brakes automatically. 

Smart Cruise Control (SCC)

More safety and less stress. Maintains a set distance to the vehicle ahead, automatically reducing or increasing speed to a pre-set limit. 

Kona N specifications

Kona N DCT

Kona N DCT


Recommended Retail Price (RRP)
$69,990 $66,990
Clean Car Fee


2.0 litre 16 valve twin overhead cam with gasoline direct fuel injection with turbocharger
Fuel system
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDi)
Displacement (CC)
Maximum power (kW/rpm)
206 kW / 5,500 - 6,000 rpm
Maximum torque (Nm/rpm)
392 Nm / 2,100 - 4,500 rpm
Variable exhaust valve system


Transmission type
8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Paddle shifters
Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD)
Launch control system
N Grin Shift (NGS) mode


Drive system
Front wheel drive
Front suspension
MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and anti-roll stabiliser bar
Rear suspension
Multi-link suspension with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and anti-roll stabiliser bar
Electronic Controlled Shock Absorber (ECS) system

Wheels and Braking System

19" lightweight forged alloy
Pirelli P-Zero HN 235/40 R19
Compact spare wheel & tyre
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Braking system
Power assisted braking system with ventilated front disc and rear disc brakes with ABS, EBD and BAS


Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Steering column
Manual tilt & telescopic adjustment
Turning circle (metres)
Energy absorbing collapsible steering column

Safety Features

ABS braking with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist System (BAS)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Blind-spot Collision Avoidance assist (BCA)
Rear Cross-traffic Collision Avoidance assist (RCCA)
Forward Collision Avoidance assist (FCA) - car, pedestrian & cyclist
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
6 Airbags (dual front, side, curtain airbag)
Front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters
3-point tether child seat anchor points
2 x ISOFIX child seat anchor points
Height adjustable seatbelts (front)
3-point lap diagonal (ELR) seatbelts
Child safety rear door locks
Electro Chromatic rear-view Mirror (ECM)
Automatic dusk sensing headlights
Rain sensing wiper system
Rear park assist system
Front park assist system
Reversing camera
First aid kit

Exterior Features

N specific exterior trim
Electrically adjustable side mirrors
Electric folding side mirrors
Heated side mirrors
LED head lights
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL's)
LED tail lights
Rear spoiler with high mounted LED stop light
Privacy & solar glass

Interior Features

N specific leather & suede interior trim **
N specific interior trim (steering wheel, gear shifter, cluster)
Leather steering wheel and gearshift trim **
Driver seat 8-way electric sliding, reclining, height and lumber adjustable
Passenger seat 6-way electric sliding, reclining and height adjustable
Ventilated front seats
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Power windows
Wireless smart phone charging ***
Heads-Up Display (HUD)
Rear seat 60:40 split folding function
LED interior ambient lighting


Proximity key and engine start / stop button
Keyless entry with anti-theft alarm
Engine immobiliser
Hyundai Active Locking Operation (HALO) including speed sensing auto door locking

Comfort and Convenience

10.25" touch screen audio system
Satellite navigation
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility
Harman Kardon 8 speaker premium audio system including subwoofer
Bluetooth handsfree phone system
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls
2 x USB inputs (1 x front & rear)
Automatic climate control air-conditioning with pollen filter
Automatic windscreen defog
Trip computer including distance to empty, average fuel consumption and outside temperature display
10.25" colour N-specific TFT driver display
Illuminated vanity mirror in driver and front passenger sunvisors

Weights and Capacities

Fuel tank capacity (litres)
Boot capacity (VDA litres) - seats down
Boot capacity (VDA litres) - seats up
Kerb weight (kg) lightest / heaviest
1,510 / 1,569
Towing capacity - braked (kg)
Towing capacity - unbraked (kg)

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (mm)
Overall length (mm)
Overall width (mm)
Overall height (mm)
Wheel track - front / rear (mm)
1,559 / 1,568
Minimum ground clearance (mm)


Combined fuel economy (litres / 100km)*
CO2 emissions (g/km)

Warranties and Servicing

10 year / 200,000 km anti perforation corrosion body warranty
3 year / 100,000 km mechanical warranty
3 year / 100,000 km roadside assistance package
1 year / 10,000 km service intervals
Not available

Specifications, features, equipment and colours shown on this website are subject to change without notice or obligation.

^Recommended Selling Price (RSP) shown. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. On road cost's, including an Clean Car fee's or subsidies are not included. Excludes Fleet, Government and Rental related sales. Offer available for a limited time or until stocks last.

*Energy consumption figures are based on WLTP3 tests and factory information. These figures are provided to assist you in comparing the energy consumption of the Kona N range with other vehicles. The actual energy consumption will depend on many factors, including your driving habits, the prevailing conditions and your vehicle’s equipment, condition and use.

**Finishes specified as leather contain a combination of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) and man-made materials.

***Compatible smart phones only.

With Hyundai Assured Future Value, you can drive away with total peace of mind, knowing you have an Assured Future Value locked in for your vehicle. Not only will you have the certainty of low fixed repayments, you’ll also have three great options at the end of your agreed term. Plus you can renew at any time. It all means you can enjoy a new Hyundai more often. 


Rally New Zealand

Hyundai New Zealand have signed on as elite sponsors of Rally New Zealand which returns to the World Rally Championship for the 32nd time, to be staged in and around Auckland from 29 September to 2 October 2022. 

We have been committed to rallying in New Zealand for many years, and are thrilled to play a role in bringing this amazing world-class event to New Zealand.

By entering a Hyundai New Zealand Rally team in the WRC2 programme this year, we are especially excited that Hyundai New Zealand ambassador Hayden Paddon will have the opportunity to compete on his home turf.

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