Saturday, August 24

Next-gen Hyundai i20 N begins road tests

Hyundai is train up for the globe premier of the next-gen i20. The model has been spied testing at multiple locations, together with Republic of India. The next-gen automotive are going to be undraped in 2020 and rather like the outgoing model, are going to be sold not simply in one however multiple engine-gearbox choices, counting on the market.

Earlier this year, our sister publication, Autocar Great Britain stone-broke the news regarding Hyundai engaged on a performance-orientated version of the i20 which is able to be supported the next-gen automotive. A first-set of pictures of a Hyundai i20 N take a look at mule have surfaced on-line. The model seen within the footage will be mistaken for associate degree outgoing i20 because of its body and interior bits. However, a more in-depth look reveals multiple details that make sure it to be a chassis- and powertrain-testing mule for the longer term i20 N variant.

Firstly, the length of this i20 appearance a touch totally different than the quality automotive, which may be confirmed by dead formed wheel arches at the front and back. The vehicle conjointly options larger brake disks, typical large-size Hyundai N alloy wheels and twin exhausts at the rear – all of that ar traits of a Hyundai N variant. to boot, the automotive conjointly sits lower to the bottom than the quality i20 and a more in-depth verify the inside reveals a Hyundai N shifter for its 6-speed manual case.

Under the hood, expect the coming Hyundai i20 N to own a one.6-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol engine sensible for around 200hp – which is able to provides it enough grunt to require the competition to the likes of the Ford fete ST within the international market.

As way as Republic of India goes, the quality i20 can see a full model amendment someday next year. there’s still no news on whether or not the i20 N can come back to Republic of India. tho’ Hyundai can launch the next-gen Grand i10 within the Indian market later this month.