Hyundai’s size-small utility wagon is in line to receive the N performance treatment. This will likely mean the installation of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 275 horsepower, compared to the Kona’s non-turbo base 2.0-liter engine that makes just 147 horses. The Kona N isn’t expected before 2020, one year after the electric Kona. The output for the electric has been pegged at 201 horsepower, with an expected range of close to 300 miles.
Hyundai will build an electric version of the Kona as well as a new N performance model (gasoline powered) with about 275 horsepower. (PHOTO: HYUNDAI)