Hyundai has published a teaser for the high-performance hatchback i20 NMarch 4, 2020
The press service of the South Korean brand has published a video teaser for a more powerful version of the i20 hatchback. The compact novelty will go on sale as a 2021 model year car. The I20 N is due to be introduced later this year.
Hyundai introduced the all-new i20 about three weeks ago – its official presentation was scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show, which was canceled at the last moment due to an outbreak of coronovirus. So we have to wait a bit to see the updated hatchback in all its glory. Nevertheless, the South Korean brand does not lose time – a video teaser of a more powerful version of the car was published a couple of minutes ago.
A short video posted on YouTube by Hyundai Austria reveals the design details of the new i20. This is not particularly interesting, since we already saw the car in full, but at the end of the video I flashed a profile of a small hatchback that hints at something interesting.
You can immediately say that the rims have a different design and seem bigger than the ones already shown, but it is this red horizontal strip on the side skirts that makes us believe that this is either the i20 in the N Line version or a fully-charged “i20” N.
The bonnet also seems a little higher – maybe there is a larger engine underneath it? – and we are sure that the rear roof spoiler is larger than on the regular version of the model.
Currently, the top-end engine for the hatchback is a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine with a capacity of only 118 horsepower, but the i20 N should get an additional cylinder and probably somewhere around 200 hp. A revised suspension and chassis are expected, making the i20 a full-fledged sports car with larger brakes and a more aggressive design.
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