HYUNDAI proceeds to broaden its sporty N Division merchandise line-up in Australia. The Korean model has launched a pair of newcomers to complement its lauded i30 N – by itself a somewhat new rival to incredibly hot hatch stalwarts this kind of as the Ford Target ST and Volkswagen Golfing GTI.
The i20 N – a pocket rocket that competes with the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI – and the Kona N, a light-weight SUV with a menacing turbocharged persona, have joined Hyundai’s regional portfolio this month. What’s a lot more, a sedan model of the i30 N is thanks to arrive well before the close of the year… and even a lot more N styles are on their way Down Beneath.
The i20 N is the 2nd functionality design from the Korean brand’s N Division to be made available locally. Priced from $32,490 in addition on-highway costs, the i20 N retains all the practicality of other i20 derivatives, but, by advantage of its turbocharged 1.six-litre motor, 6-velocity guide gearbox and mechanical minimal slip differential (LSD) is no function-a-day shopping trolley.
Supplied in a one, extremely specified grade, the i20 N is the epitome of a bang-for-your-buck functionality proposition. It packs the form of driveline technology located in styles with considerably higher sticker prices, all of which is wrapped in a strengthened bodyshell crammed with the brand’s most current SmartSense driver help- and security technologies.
With journey and managing qualities optimised by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s in-property suspension specialists, the i20 N is prepared to strike the track straight out of the box with an uprated clutch, larger sized brake rotors and -pads, grippy Pirelli rubber, a mechanical LSD, as well as a punchy twin-cam motor that is prepared to go toe-to-toe with the finest in its class.