Hyundai slowly peels the camouflage from the hatch off the i20 N. The latest batch of spy photos shows the car is back at the Nürburgring, but this time with a little less coverage than before. Hyundai previously teased the new car in a video in May, so it feels like its reveal is just around the corner; however, Hyundai has yet to say when that will happen.
The i20 N will join the manufacturer’s other N performance model, the i30 N. Specific details about the performance of the car remain a mystery. We expect the I20 N to produce around 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts), but we don’t know which engine will help motivate the sedan. Latest rumors suggest that it could use the 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine from the Kia Ceed GT or a detuned version of the bigger 2.0-liter i30 N. We hope Hyundai offers a box option. manual gearbox to complement the dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The new photos show the i20 N losing its black fabric covers. You can see the design of the front with the black sockets (functional?) Pushed out of the bumper with the headlights. At the rear, we can see the roof spoiler and part of the taillights. We can also spot the rear diffuser with the large exhaust pipe. The lowered suspension and more robust brakes are still present.
As Hyundai noted, a reveal is expected to be imminent, but that means it could happen in late 2020 or early 2021. It’s also a vehicle that won’t go on sale in the United States. We don’t have the little Hyundai here, which means we won’t have the heated hatchback version either. Instead, Hyundai will let it go overseas to compete with the Ford Fiesta ST, VW Polo GTI, and Toyota GR Yaris. Also expect more Hyundai N models, like the Kona N and Tucson N, which the United States may be able to take advantage of.