Hyundai N Performance expands the brand’s performance lineup. The Hyundai i20 N hot hatchback will soon be added.
Based on the Hyundai i20 hatch, a high-performance N version is being developed. The test mule is already undergoing dynamic tests. It is still difficult to say whether the sports version of the i20 N will be based on a new-generation hatchback or a current car.
Hyundai N’s boss Albert Birmann believes a hot supermini is needed, although it has many competitors: the Volkswagen Polo GTI, Ford Fiesta ST, Peugeot 208.
The choice of engines for the i20 N remains a secret. Mr. Birmann confirmed before that the planned Kona N would receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder 250-hp motor. The Hyundai i20 N may well get it too, albeit in a less potent variant.
The i20 N’s engine will likely develop about 200 hp, that is comparable to the Fiesta ST’s output.
All the i20 Ns will be front-wheel driven, but some versions probably have a limited-slip electronic differential.