That's good news because, like the Fiesta ST, it will be an orphan in its parent company's local line-up: with no regular i20 models to fill out the range, the i20 N is going to be quite the spectre on Aussie roads.
The i20 N will be powered by the same 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that drives the bigger N Line 'warm' models, producing the same 150kW and a slightly better 275Nm (up from 265Nm).
Oh, and we've already driven it. Catch Joshua Dowling's Wakefield track test review right here.
For all details on the i20 N, catch our prototype drive review and other links below.
RENDERED: i20 N
CarAdvice contributor Alex Misoyannis has taken a swing at rendering the new i20 N. What do you think? Tell us in the comments!