Hyundai Kona N to get 280 hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol with eight-speed DCT automatic- Technology Information, Gadgetclock
OverdriveApr 09, 2021 19:00:39 IST
First introduced earlier this yr and rumoured to be obtainable in all-wheel drive kind and with a bump in energy over the remainder of the N Efficiency vary, the Hyundai Kona N will proceed to use the 2.0-litre Theta T-GDi from the i30 N in its present tune, and sure be provided in front-wheel drive kind solely. Nonetheless, whereas the i30 N affords 280 hp when specced with the Efficiency Package deal (250 hp customary), the Kona N will provide that energy output as customary.
Torque ought to stay unchanged at 392 Nm between 1,950-4,600 rpm as within the i30 N (with Efficiency Package deal), although Hyundai claims “extra torque and energy at mid- to high-range rpms”. The brand new i30 N with the Efficiency Package deal clears the 0-100 kph run in 5.9 seconds and the Kona N ought to provide comparable efficiency.
The Kona N will solely provide the wet-clutch eight-speed N dual-clutch automated, a variation of the Hyundai transmission with distinctive gear ratios and tuned for higher sturdiness, faster shifts and better torque hundreds. Tuned by the N Efficiency Division, it is clearly meant for on-the-limit driving, clear within the performance if affords. It permits for negligible torque loss between up-shifts, one thing Hyundai calls N Energy Shift (NPS), engaged when shifting with greater than 90 % throttle. Additional, N Grin Shift (NGS) affords a slight increase in torque and most gearbox efficiency for 20 seconds, activated by way of a button on the steering wheel, which may then be additional activated after 40-second intervals, helpful for drivers wanting to eke out the perfect lap time on a observe, for instance.
Equally N Monitor Sense Shift (NTS) guarantees near-perfect adaptive shifting robotically on the racetrack, based mostly on motorsport knowledge and the driving force’s behaviour. The N DCT ‘field additionally permits drivers to flip off the auto creep operate, permitting a driver to keep in drive and take his foot off the brake with out the automotive creeping ahead. Hyundai’s N Grin Management system will proceed to provide 5 drive modes: Regular, Eco, Sport, N and Customized.