Hyundai i20N: Compact hot hatch guide

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Here's everything you need to know about Hyundai's first light hot hatch, the i20N.

Hyundai i20N key statistics

ModelEnginePowerTorqueBody stylesRatingDrive-away price (estimated)
Hyundai i20NSmartStream G1.6 T-GDi150kW275NmHatchNot yet rated$36,275.46

Hyundai i20N: Front view

Quick Hyundai i20N facts

The i20, Hyundai's supermini hatchback, launched back in 2008. The slightly larger third-generation Hyundai i20 was unveiled in 2020.

The i20 has long been used by Hyundai as their constructor rally car. The cars are put together in Frankfurt, Germany. Hyundai won the 2020 and 2019 manufacturer's championship with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC.

The Hyundai i20N is a cheaper rival to cars like the Toyota Yaris GR and the VW Polo GTI and is at a similar price point to the Ford Fiesta ST.

What to consider when buying a Hyundai i20N

Want to buy an i20N compact hot hatch? These are some of the most interesting features.

Price

The Hyundai i20N's drive-away cost starts from $36,275.46 in NSW postcode 2000. Premium paint is an extra $495. The contrast roof option is priced at $1,000.

Trims

There's only 1 variant available right now, which is N.

Hyundai i20N: Summary

Hyundai calls the i20N racetrack capable and likens its handling to that of a go-kart. It looks like a super fun and lively car to drive, thanks to its engine power output and track-oriented performance adjustments. Yet, it also has heaps of interior equipment and safety tech. For the money, it's an attractive alternative to the more expensive Yaris GR.

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