Here's the video of the upcoming Hyundai i20 N being tested on a frozen lake by a WRC driver. The video also reveals some distinctive bits which are expected to be offered with the new performance hatchback.
The upcoming Hyundai i20 N has been teased once again in a video. There are two different videos of the car showcasing WRC driver Thierry Neuville testing the all-new car on a frozen lake in Sweden. This video also shows some unique features which are expected to be offered with the 2020 Hyundai i20 N. The upcoming sporty hatchback will roll on bigger 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin tyres along with red brake callipers. Upfront, the car features a unique radiator grille. Moreover, the hot hatch will also get a unique bumper and rear spoiler.
The new Hyundai i20 N will also get several cabin customizations as well. Inside, the car will employ stylish bits like aluminium pedals, N sport seats, N gearshift lever, N steering wheel with N drive mode button, N layout for the instrument cluster and much more. Under the hood, the upcoming Hyundai i20 N will sport a 1.5-litre T-GDi direct-injection turbocharged four-pot petrol mill which puts out 200 PS of peak power. A quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission along with a FWD drivetrain will be offered as a standard fitment. The stiffer suspension system and a more direct steering could be offered at an added cost. The 2020 Hyundai i20 N is expected to hit the European markets by the end of this year.
The Korean automaker is all set to introduce the new-gen i20 in the Indian market in the second half of this year. The all-new hatchback is expected to be offered with three different powertrain options namely- a 1.2-litre MPi petrol mill, 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine and a 1.5-litre CRDi oil burner. Once launched, the car will rub shoulders with the likes of Maruti Baleno and Tata Altroz. In fact, we won't be too surprised if the new-gen modle steals the limelight from the hot-selling Baleno. Make no mistake, over the years, the current i20 has been posting decent sales numbers on a monthly basis. However, it's still just about a patch on the sales performance of its biggest adversary. That said, the next-gen model, which promises to be quite an improvement over the current model, could finally help the South Korean nameplate attain the numero uno status. The all-new model is expected to be retailed at a starting price of Rs 5.75 lakh (ex-showroom).