Hyundai Motor has revealed its latest high-performance model, the all-new i20. It’s a racetrack capable hot hatch inspired by the i20 WRC rally car. As with other Hyundai N models, it has exclusive engine performance and dynamic technology innovations.

There’s a front bumper with a larger air intake. The wide radiator grille with N logo features has a pattern inspired by a chequered flag – a nice touch.

A lip spoiler featuring Tomato Red accents extends to the new side skirt and the rear, emphasising its width. Unique side sills reinforce the link between the front and rear of the car.

A WRC-inspired roof spoiler enhances downforce to maintain stability. The rear bumper has diffuser-like elements. The triangular rear foglight has a similar shape to that of the i30 N and i30 Fastback N.

The large single exhaust emphasises the high-performance potential of the engine.

It rides on bespoke 18inch alloy wheels with a grey matte finish and N-branded brake callipers.

The i20 N comes in six exterior colours, with the N signature Performance Blue that’s exclusive to Hyundai N models. An optional Phantom Black lets buyers have two-tone style. Tomato Red accents further emphasise Hyundai?s motorsport DNA.

“Our high-performance N brand has been hugely successful since we launched the i30 N in 2017. This time, we decided to develop a model inspired by our i20 Coupe WRC, which last year led us to success in the World Rally Championship,” says Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Company.

“With the all-new i20 N, we are expanding our high-performance N line-up to appeal to even more customers who want to experience the thrill of the racetrack in their everyday lives.”

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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