Hyundai’s compact crossover is a jack-of-all-trades machine available with a mild-mannered 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder or an available 175-horsepower turbocharged 1.6. There’s also a 201-horsepower electric motor with a maximum range of 250 miles. A fourth variant — the Kona N — will join the trio later this year as a 2022 model. This performance model will get a 247-horsepower turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder and an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to Hyundai, the Kona N will hit 60 mph from rest in very respectable 5.1 seconds.
Hyundai will equip the Kona N with a 247-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, which should be good for a zero-to-60-mph time of 5.1 seconds. PHOTO: HYUNDAI