Hyundai is testing a prototype high-performance hatchback i20 NMay 1, 2020
On tests, a prototype of a “charged” hatchback Hyundai i20 N was noticed. The novelty received a small camouflage. The official premiere should take place in the coming months.
This time, a team of Hyundai engineers decided to remove part of the camouflage film from the test prototype of its high-performance hatchback. The black pieces of fabric have now disappeared, and all that remains is a thin film that hides the smallest details of the exterior of the next generation Hyundai i20 N. Not only is this our best look at the upcoming i20 N, but we can also hear a hoarse sound from the powerful engine.
The car, which will compete with the VW Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST, was captured on the Nurburgring race track.
Everything in this car – from large wheels behind which there are powerful brakes, to a huge spoiler on the roof at the back suggests that we are far from the usual version of the hatchback.
It is impossible not to pay attention to the double tailpipes of the exhaust system and sports front seats with integrated head restraints. The car is noticeably closer to the road than the regular i20. In its front bumper are two huge air intakes. As for what is under the hood of the new product, we are inclined to believe that this is a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.
If our assumption is true, the new i20 N can boast power in the region of 201 hp. (265 Nm). This would be a significant increase in power compared to a conventional i20 with a 118-horsepower three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbo engine. Hyundai will give customers the opportunity to choose between a six-speed manual transmission and a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The I20 N is likely to be offered only with front-wheel drive.
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