2022 Hyundai Kona N Review: The Hot Hatch SUV

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Going to Extremes
Shortly after we slid behind the wheel of the 2022 Hyundai Kona N, it was time to see what this hot hatch could do. The right-hand N button on the steering wheel put every component to its highest performance level, and pressing it was akin to feeding the Kona about 10 energy drinks. The exhaust note increases and the throttle response becomes instantaneous along with quick acceleration. Left to shift on its own, the transmission takes the engine to redline before bumping up a gear, and the suspension is so taut the driver can feel every bump and crack in the road.

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