Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled its refreshed Kona subcompact SUV and introduced a new N Line variant for the model.

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While the mid-cycle updates for the Kona CUV are subtle, the addition of an N-Line trim adds a bit of excitement to the line-up. Although not quite the high-performance N version, the N Line acts as an entry point to the top spec.

The N-Line variant is distinguished by its signature fascia, body colour claddings, diamond-cut wheel design and large rear spoiler as well as N Line specific design accents.

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“Interestingly, there's a happy vibe that I feel is common with many Kona drivers,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President, Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Our design inspiration stems from this positive spirit, and this is a dedication to all the adventurers out there who explore life with a smile.”

The rear bumper incorporates a large central aerodynamic diffusor in a contrast color to the body as well as a one-side double muffler. The bumper fascia gets sharp creases and N-style fins for better air flow.

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The interior is now available with a dedicated N Line colour package in one-tone black with cloth, leather or suede seats. In addition, the distinctive red stitching, metal pedals and N logo on the gear shift and seats all contribute to a sportier look and feel.