Hyundai i20 N Version Spotted On Test For The First Time Ever


While the current generation Hyundai i20 is in its last leg of career, it’s only now that its N Version has been spied testing for the first time ever

The current generation Hyundai i20 received a facelift in 2017 and is due for a replacement in the coming times. However, it looks like the South Korean auto giant is yet to give up on the current version. Recently, spy images of the N variant have surfaced online for the first time ever.

It may be noted here that until now there have been many rumours and speculations on the launch of the Hyundai i20 N version. While even the company is yet to confirm its plans of bringing in a performance-focused version, a recent batch of spy images reveals that the company could be actually working on a performance-focused version of i20.

The Hyundai i20 N variant is based on the facelift model and was recently seen testing on the Nürburgring, which is the usual place for Hyundai to test its performance-focussed N cars. The company also has its European technical centre at its location.


From the looks of it, the Hyundai i20 N version will have a dual exhaust setup. Even the rear bumper is expected to be new. In the side profile, the hatchback will be seen riding lower than the regular version. Of course, it will sport larger wheels that will be shod with lower profile tires.

The Hyundai i20 N variant will also have bolder wheel arches, while the company could modify the front and rear axles to increase the track of the vehicle. At the front-end, the car will likely look much the same, except perhaps for a sportier bumper and N badge.


Powering the Hyundai i20 N variant could be a turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDI four-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power of 174 horsepower for the Kona and the Tucson. In fact, rumours abound that the new model could get a retuned version of this engine that will produce a maximum power of 200 hp. The same engine offers 201 hp in the Kia Ceed GT. The i20 N version is expected to launch early next year.