The UK automotive press has reacted with excitement and offered glowing praise for its performance and design credentials.
Based on the road-going version of the all-new i20, the i20 N is a racetrack-capable hot hatch inspired by the rally car i20 Coupe WRC. A number of high-performance driving features, including Rev Matching and Launch Control, are designed to boost its performance on the track. Moreover, a low ground clearance and an aerodynamic design make it a real corner rascal.
Powered by a 1.6-litre T-GDi flat power engine, the all-new i20 N features 204 PS and 275 Nm of torque paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The all-new i20 N incorporates Hyundai’s unique N Grin Control System with five different drive modes, which optimises the engine, suspension and steering for a variety of driving conditions.
But there is more to this model than what is under the hood – the exterior design also incorporates Hyundai’s signature Sensuous Sportiness design identity. The all-new i20 N combines agile driving with stylish good looks – and the media has certainly noticed.
The press reactions to the all-new i20 N
TopGear magazine 8/10 – “Taut, direct and surprisingly old-school hot hatch from a very forward-looking company”
CAR – 5/5 “This, you sense, is a car as lovingly crafted as any GT Porsche, just at a far more accessible price point.”
Autocar – 4.5/5 “Hyundai thinks it has built the Ford Fiesta ST's worst nightmare, and we're inclined to agree”
Auto Express 4.5/5 – “Hyundai’s hot division has taken the learnings from its first project and applied them to its souped-up supermini to great effect”
WhatCar – 4/5 “It’s a proper little firework of a car, the i20N. But, it isn’t for those who simply want a fast yet comfortable, easy to live with small car. Before you’ve barely left the dealership car park, you’ll know that it's for those who want a full-on hot hatch that’s theatrical at all times.”
EVO: Hyundai i20 N 2021 review – hot supermini zeros in on the Ford Fiesta ST
EVO described the all new i20 as, "Agile, and with a limited slip differential that offers superb mid-corner traction, it’s a formidable Fiesta ST rival." You can find EVO's full article by clicking button below.