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.

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)

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

      7 months ago
  • It looks like the Lancia Ypsilon from the back!

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

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

      7 months 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. 👎

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

      7 months ago