Terrible information, manual transmission followers. It appears the 2022 Hyundai Kona N hot crossover is only receiving the eight-pace dual-clutch automatic transmission. The information came in a push launch detailing the transmission:
“Hyundai’s N DCT technological know-how was 1st supplied in the Veloster N, a design available in North America and Korea, and came to the new i30 N as a end result of the worthwhile opinions of the Hyundai N neighborhood. In the situation of the all-new Kona N, Hyundai has specified all models with N DCT.”
That final aspect is the nail in the coffin. It really is a little bit disappointing when it appears like the powertrain is lifted straight from the Veloster N and i30 N, so definitely the manual transmission could be equipped devoid of a lot trouble. But it could be that Hyundai does not assume many manual consumers to decide the Kona N when the Veloster N is about with its sportier design and style. The superior information is that, as our own Byron Hurd uncovered, the N DCT is an really superior transmission, especially with the 275-horsepower turbo motor the Kona N will have.
There are nonetheless aspects we’re eager to understand about the Kona N, which has not completely been exposed however. For instance, we’re curious if it will be supplied with all-wheel generate like its fewer-powerful brethren. And we’re interested to see how it is priced compared to the Veloster N. We must know that in the coming months with a entire unveiling.