Sadly, at the time of writing, Hyundai had not yet informed us of what the Kona N will trade hands for when it lands here in the US. However, the Kona N is very similar in terms of physical components to the Veloster N, and with a DCT instead of a manual transmission, that car costs $33,750. As a bigger, more spacious vehicle, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Kona N cost around $35k too, although options will likely push that figure into the 40s.
Nevertheless, that would still be a bargain compared to the X2 M35i, which starts at more than $46,000 before any options. Tick a few boxes and you’ll spend $50k on the Bimmer. So although the BMW is the better vehicle in terms of styling, luxury, and probably performance, the Kona N may well cost ten grand less, and for that reason, we think it’s definitely worth considering. It’s the car we’d buy if it were our money.