The Kona N is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 276 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Kona N is only $1,625 more than the Veloster N with the DCT.
The Kona N will likely steal sales from the Veloster N, with its more appealing crossover body style. The Kona N is the third N model, following the recent introduction of the Elantra N as well.