The quick and crackly Hyundai i20 N will make its local debut in the first half of 2021. Here's your first proper look.
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Just as you've settled in to read and watch our first prototype drive of the coming 2021 Hyundai i20 N, a pair of new teaser images have been handed down.

As established in Joshua Dowling's review, 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).

By comparison, Ford's hero Fiesta ST is driven by a 147kW/290Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, while the VW Polo GTI's 2.0-litre turbo petrol four offers 147kW and 320Nm.

Like the Fiesta ST, the i20 N will be offered in six-speed manual form, giving the Volkswagen an edge in the sales race.

This latest N car will be the first i20 seen in Australia since the first-generation model left our market in 2015 – around a year after the second-gen model was revealed for Europe – leaving the more cheaply sourced Accent to continue in its stead.

In their regular forms, the now retired second- and newly launched third-generation i20 hatches were both deemed too costly for an Australian launch, but – as Ford determined with the Fiesta ST – a business case could more easily be made for the new i20 N hero.


CarAdvice contributor Alex Misoyannis has taken a swing at rendering the new i20 N. What do you think? Tell us in the comments!

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For all details on the i20 N, catch our prototype drive review and other links below.