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Hyundai Kona N is the brand's first hot SUV

The compact Kona SUV gets the N performance treatment, with more power and improved performance for the street or track.

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Antuan Goodwin
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The new Kona N is the first SUV in Hyundai's N performance series of vehicles.

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The hot SUV features more aggressive body and aerodynamic bits and a new Sonic Blue exterior color.

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Under the hood you'll find a 276-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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Sadly, Hyundai's release makes no mention of all-wheel drive or a manual gearbox option.

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Front-wheel drive and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission are standard equipment.

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Using launch control, the Kona N can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds.

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Handling is also improved with a standard limited-slip differential, a stiffer chassis and a grippier wheel and tire package.

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Details about pricing and availability haven't been announced, but we know that Hyundai will be expanding the N and N Line lineups to 18 global models by 2022.

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Eventually, the N designation will include battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars.

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The interior and the Kona N's user interface are inspired by racing games.

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Keep scrolling for more pictures of the Hyundai Kona N.

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Standard 19-inch wheels feature lightweight, forged construction and increase the Kona N's track slightly.

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