Published on July 15th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin


Hyundai Kona 1.6 Turbo And N Line Order Books Now Open

These variants will make Kona the most powerful B-segment SUV in Malaysia

Just three months after the launch of the facelifted Hyundai Kona 2.0L, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) today announced that it will bring in the more potent 1.6 Turbo and 1.6 Turbo N Line versions.

In both variants, the turbocharged inline-four mill, which Hyundai dubs the SmartstreamG1.6 T-GDi, makes a rather healthy output of 198 PS at 6,000 rpm and 265 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. A second-generation seven-speed dual clutch transmission is tasked to channel the power to the front wheels.

As far as design is concerned, the N Line sets itself apart from the standard variant through through its sporty front and rear end, body colour claddings, and stylish 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Replacing the skid plate is an aerodynamic lip with low corner fins.

The sporty theme continues inside with a black leather-suede upholstery that is embellished with red stitching, metal pedals as well as N-branded gear lever, steering wheel and seats. There are also heating and ventilation functions for the driver and front passenger seats.

On top of that, HSDM said both the 1.6 Turbo variants will be equipped with Hyundai Smartsense, which comprises these features:

  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) now with pedestrian and vehicle detection

Bookings for the 1.6 Turbo variants are now open and they can be made through Hyundai’s online shopping platform, Cl!ck to Buy or by contacting the nearest Hyundai showroom.

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Hyundai’s top range Kona, the powerful 1.6 Turbo N Line and the powered-up 1.6 Turbo will be launched soon. 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.

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 SmartstreamG1.6 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.

Order books are now open for both the Kona 1.6 Turbo N Line and the 1.6 Turbo. Interested parties can book online via Hyundai’s new online shopping platform, Cl!ck to Buy ( or contact any of the Hyundai authorised showrooms. Customers can also call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000 for more information

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