The 2021 Hyundai i20 N line is here with 118hp to please the masses

Is this the best entry-level luke warm hatch?

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After the new shape i20 was announced earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before the brand new i20 N line would come out, the sportier, more powerful version of the i20.

The all-new i20 N Line will be available exclusively with a 1.0-litre T-GDI 118 hp engine. This new variant has been refined in terms of suspension, engine response and exhaust sound for an enhanced driving experience.

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It will also be available with 48-volt mild hybrid technology, resulting in greater fuel efficiency. But, another new feature available in combination with the 48-volt mild hybrid system is the Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT), leading to even greater fuel efficiency.

In terms of looks, the new i20 N line looks as sharp as anything with brand new 17-inch alloy wheels and a sort of two tone exterior paint finish. Speaking of which, customers will have the choice of four exterior colours: Phantom Black, Aurora Grey, Polar White and Brass. With the Polar White i20 N Line, an optional two-tone Phantom Black roof is available, offering even more scope for personalisation.

Inside, you will notice N-branded sport seats which feature exclusive red stitching, as well as a dedicated N steering wheel. If you take a closer look around you will also see metal pedals and the leather N gear shift knob with red insert which is a nice finishing touch.

Hyundai has said that “With this new model, we are ensuring we can meet the needs of an even wider customer base by offering exclusive performance-styling inspired by our N brand to emphasise the motorsport roots of our brand.”

With that in mind, it will likely be a fair bit cheaper than its older brother, the i30 N but prices haven't been announced yet. The all-new i20 N Line will be available across Europe from spring 2021.

Would you have this over an i30 N?

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Comments (8)

  • It looks like the Lancia Ypsilon from the back!

      21 days ago
    • I wish you hadn’t said that! I was beginning to like the looks of the i20!

        21 days ago
  • That’s a good looking small car. Hyundai styling is on point and dare I say it, has a premium look! Watch out VW.

      21 days ago
  • I like this. It looks good inside and out. Well thought out driver interface. Buttons where there should be buttons and screen for the rest - 👍. Too bad this probably will not make it to us colonialists. 👎

      21 days ago
  • Waiting for the full fat i20N. The Fiesta ST needs a proper rival.

      21 days ago
  • Apparently the masses doesn’t include America. Stupid people on America think they NEED an suv and don’t like small cars

      20 days ago

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