The Kona N Line lists for $36,300, before on-road costs, which is at least $10K more than the entry grade in the range but half the price of the electric version of this model.
The standard features lists has some luxurious items such as leather seats, eight-speaker Harmon Kardon stereo, wireless phone charger, a 10.25-inch media screen and rear privacy glass, but misses out on power adjustable and heated front seats, a fully digital instrument cluster and the head-up display found in the N Line Premium above it in the range.
The N Line and N Line Premium also come with a more powerful engine than the other grades and you can read about that further on. To go with extra sportiness is a tough-looking body kit which I’ll take you though in the design section below.
The proximity unlocking and push-button start score a big urban thumbs up, because while most of my trips were short, there are many of them in a day and not having to constantly take a key out of my pocket to unlock and start the car is glorious.
Built-in sat nav, too, is another urban bonus and the system in the Kona is easy to follow – and I liked the way even when I wasn’t using the navigation there’s always a street ‘spotlight’ on the screen’s map which will help you find short cuts on the fly.