With the launch of the 1.6 Turbo variants, the Kona will lead the B-segment SUV segment with the most powerful powertrain in the market.
First N-Line model in Malaysia
The Kona 1.6 Turbo N Line will be the first N Line model for Malaysia. N Line models are outfitted with styling and performance upgrades that set them apart from the standard trims. Sporty design elements boost both looks and aerodynamics.
With more power, better handling agility and premium tires, each vehicle makes driving an invigorating rush. Along with superior performance, the N Line maintains a balanced combination of technology, safety and comfort.
The top range Kona is also among the safest B-SUV segment with top Euro NCAP rating. Fully equipped with the Hyundai Smartsense active safety and driving assistance technologies, both the 1.6 T-GDi variants meet the highest European safety standards.
Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors said, “With the introduction of the Kona N Line, we are confident that the Kona will lead the B-SUV segment, not only with its looks and but also with its performance.
There has been keen interest among Malaysian motorists on our N and N Line brands, so we foresee good response, especially for the sportier Kona N Line.”
Both the1.6 T-GDi variants are powered with the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi, a turbocharged inline four-cylinder petrol engine that is paired with a Smartsteam 7DCT – 2nd generation of 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission that produces 198PS of power at 6,000rpm and 265Nm of torque at 1,600-4,500rpm.
The Smartstream engine offers dynamic performance with a smoother, more comfortable driving experience, reduced emissions and better fuel efficiency.
In terms of exterior design, the Kona N Line stands out through its motorsports-inspired front and rear end, body colour claddings, and diamond-cut wheel design.
The interior features a dedicated N Line colour package in one-tone black leather combined with suede as well as a ventilated and heated seat function for the driver and the front passenger.
In addition, the distinctive red stitching, metal pedals and N logo on the gear shift, steering wheel and seats all contribute to a sportier look and feel.