- Extra-hot-hatches are trending in Asia and Europe.
- Hyundai i20 N could have at least 200-horsepower to play with.
- FYI, the Hyundai i20 is the Accent which is no longer available.
We really feel like we’re missing out here in North America. Unfortunately, our insatiable lust for all things SUV has killed any chance of us ever having some extra-hot-hatches to play with. The Ford Fiesta ST was briefly offered but that affair did not last long. In other markets, it’s a star and Hyundai will take it on with its new Hyundai i20 N.
Hyundai’s N sub-brand has grown a set of wings and is taking off. One of our favorite sporty cars from 2019 was the incredible Hyundai Veloster N which competes in a different heavier-hitting segment. The Hyundai i20 N will face off with the likes of the Ford Fiesta ST, the Volkswagen Polo GTI and recently introduced incredibly tempting Toyota GR Yaris.
Specs and further details on the Hyundai i20 N are not yet known, however, according to thekoreancarblog, hints such as red calipers, N wheels, and twin tailpipes speak of turbocharging and good power. Chassis-wise, the i20 N should resemble the i30 N (yes, there’s also such a thing as the Elantra GT with Veloster N goodies) and as such should be quite the handler.
Power should come from a revised turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI 4-cylinder which should be good for 200-horsepower or more.
We are jealous of markets that get these cars.