- the 2022 hyundai kona n starts at $35,425, which is $1900 more than a manual-equipped veloster n.
- it uses a 286-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and there's no manual option. an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard.
- the 2022 kona n will start arriving at dealerships next week.
hyundai's n lineup is expanding, with the hot moniker being added to the elantra sedan and kona crossover, and they're quite the performance bargain. hyundai has yet to announce pricing for the elantra (we expect it to be in the low-$30,000 range), but the kona n will start at $35,425 when it goes on sale next week. that's more expensive than the 10best-winning volkswagen golf gti.
that starting price makes the kona n $1900 more expensive than the manual-equipped veloster n but just $400 more than the dct model; the kona n is only available with that eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. all three existing n models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 286 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque thanks to an n grin shift overboost function on dct-equipped cars. we have yet to strap our test gear to the kona n, but hyundai claims it'll reach 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
kona n models come standard with a launch control function, a 10.3-inch touchscreen (available in other 2022 konas), a variable exhaust system, and 19-inch wheels wrapped in pirelli p zero summer tires. and it's available in a new kona n–exclusive sonic blue exterior color.
you can get a taste of the n life with the $28,425 kona n line, but after testing one, we'd suggest spending the extra $7000 to get into the full n model.