2021 Hyundai i20 N teased: 1.6 turbo, 200 PS, manual?

Hyundai has dropped the first official teaser of its upcoming i20 N hot hatch, one that would crown the i20 range, sitting above the newly launched i20 N Line. The 3D-rendering above clearly shows the car finished in Performance Blue, the same shade first seen on the i30 N and Hyundai’s WRC race cars.

No technical details have been released yet, but word on the street is that the i20 N will be powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing about 200 PS. All that power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. Could it also get the i30 N’s new eight-speed DCT? Perhaps.

You can expect more aggression by way of design. The front bumper will feature larger air intakes for the engine and brake cooling, N-branded red brake calipers, bespoke 18-inch matte grey alloys, unique side sills, plus a rear spoiler which enhances aerodynamic performance. A two-tone body paint is available, too, which goes well with the sporty red exterior accents.

The i20 N will likely be making its global debut in the next few weeks. Hyundai has already put the hot hatch through its paces at the Nurburgring, so expect this to go head-to-head against formidable stalwarts like the Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST. Anyone excited for this?

GALLERY: Hyundai i20 N spyshots

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