Dangerous information, guide transmission followers. It appears the 2022 Hyundai Kona N scorching crossover is simply getting the eight-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission. The information got here in a press launch detailing the transmission:
“Hyundai’s N DCT expertise was first provided within the Veloster N, a mannequin out there in North America and Korea, and got here to the brand new i30 N because of the dear suggestions of the Hyundai N neighborhood. Within the case of the all-new Kona N, Hyundai has specified all items with N DCT.”
That final half is the nail within the coffin. It’s kind of disappointing when it looks like the powertrain is lifted instantly from the Veloster N and that i30 N, so certainly the guide transmission could possibly be fitted with out a lot hassle. Nevertheless it could possibly be that Hyundai does not count on many guide patrons to select the Kona N when the Veloster N is round with its sportier design. The excellent news is that, as our personal Byron Hurd found, the N DCT is an especially good transmission, particularly with the 275-horsepower turbo engine the Kona N can have.
There are nonetheless particulars we’re desirous to be taught concerning the Kona N, which hasn’t totally been revealed but. As an illustration, we’re curious if it will likely be provided with all-wheel drive like its less-powerful brethren. And we’re to see the way it’s priced in comparison with the Veloster N. We must always know that within the coming months with a full unveiling.