The 2022 Hyundai Kona N review: Fun, wild and weird
The O.G. The new hatchback, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, came as engineers tuned
a dynamic and responsive compact for sharp cornering handling and more punch.
But the automotive world has left hatchbacks behind in the last 50
years since then. Cross-country golf isn't even for sale in the United States anymore
The equally cheerful and no-nonsense compact for the 2020s
looks more like Hyundai's Kona subcompact crossover
And Hyundai's N
department is now giving us a new, all-large, domestic-powered version
the Hyundai Kona N,
which I've been driving around my house in Michigan every week of late.
The Kona N has the same 2.0-liter engine as
the Elantra N, making 276 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque,
but without the main option. The styling cues are comparable. It could
be argued that it's a cheaper package than the fancy 3-door Veloster N
now dropped from the lineup for being
too fancy. And it can be rudely a laugh.
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