The ICE-powered Limited and N Line trims of the Kona are the first to arrive in US dealerships, featuring a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with 190 hp
September 13, 2023 at 05:27
Hyundai announced pricing for the US-spec Kona which is initially available in the ICE-powered Limited and N Line trims, with the entry-level SE set to arrive within the fall of 2023 and the zero-emission Kona Electric in late fall 2023. The cheapest ICE-powered Kona will start from $24,100 plus destination fees.
Both the Limited and the N-Line which are already available to order are generously equipped, coming standard with dual 12.3-inch screens for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment, heated front seats, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, 4 x USB ports, wireless charging, dual auto climate control, an 8-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, a power sunroof and plenty of ADAS. The N Line has sporty touches all around the cabin, but the Limited with the light-colored faux leather upholstery adds more standard features including ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, surround view monitor, etc.
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The high-spec trims of the Kona look quite different from the outside. They both come standard with 19-inch wheels of different designs shod in 235/45R19 tires. The Limited is distinguished by the plastic cladding and the skid plates, while the N Line gets a sportier body-colored bodykit with dark accents, a large rear spoiler, and dual exhaust pipes on the diffuser.
Multiple Powertrain Options
There is a variety of available engines for the all-new second-generation Hyundai Kona – including two petrol and two electric options – even though North America misses out on the self-charging hybrid that is offered in other markets.
The Kona Limited and N-Line trims come fitted with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 190 hp (142 kW / 193 PS) and 195 lb-ft (265 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to either the front or to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic. The AWD models come standard with independent multi-link rear suspension instead of the torsion beam axle of the FWD equivalents.
The Kona SE and SEL that will reach US dealerships in fall 2023 will come fitted with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 147 hp (110 kW / 149 PS) and 132 lb-ft (179 Nm) of torque. This one is exclusively mated to Hyundai’s Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (CVT) and can be combined with both FWD and AWD.
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Last but not least, the Kona Electric that will become available in late fall 2023 comes with a single electric motor producing either 133 hp (99 kW / 135 PS) or 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS), with 188 lb-ft (255 Nm) of torque. The entry-level EV gets a 48.6 kWh battery pack that is good for an estimated range of 197 miles (317 km), while the more potent version upgrades to a larger 64.8 kWh unit offering a longer 260-mile (418 km) range.
The 2024 Hyundai Kona has a larger footprint compared to its predecessor, measuring between 171.3 to 172.6 inches (4,351-4,384 mm) long, 71.9 inches (1,825 mm) wide, and between 62.4 to 63.6 inches (1,585-1,615 mm) tall depending on the trim. The 104.7-inch (2,660 mm) wheelbase is 2.3 inches (58 mm) longer than the previous Kona, resulting in a more spacious cabin.
You can check out the galleries of the Limited, N Line, and Electric trims of the Hyundai Kona below.
2024 Hyundai Kona Limited
2024 Hyundai Kona N-Line
2024 Hyundai Kona Electric