HYUNDAI proceeds to develop its sporty N Division item line-up in Australia. The Korean model has released a pair of newcomers to enhance its lauded i30 N – alone a comparatively new rival to sizzling hatch stalwarts this kind of as the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI.
The i20 N – a pocket rocket that competes with the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI – and the Kona N, a mild SUV with a menacing turbocharged persona, have joined Hyundai’s local portfolio this month. What’s much more, a sedan variation of the i30 N is thanks to get there very well just before the stop of the year… and even much more N versions are on their way Down Underneath.
The i20 N is the 2nd functionality design from the Korean brand’s N Division to be available regionally. Priced from $32,490 as well as on-street prices, the i20 N retains all the practicality of other i20 derivatives, but, by virtue of its turbocharged 1.6-litre engine, six-pace handbook gearbox and mechanical minimal slip differential (LSD) is no work-a-working day buying trolley.
Available in a one, really specified grade, the i20 N is the epitome of a bang-for-your-buck functionality proposition. It packs the type of driveline technological know-how uncovered in versions with far higher sticker costs, all of which is wrapped in a reinforced bodyshell crammed with the brand’s latest SmartSense driver aid- and security technologies.
With journey and handling properties optimised by Hyundai Motor Corporation Australia’s in-residence suspension specialists, the i20 N is ready to hit the monitor straight out of the box with an uprated clutch, much larger brake rotors and -pads, grippy Pirelli rubber, a mechanical LSD, as very well as a punchy twin-cam engine which is ready to go toe-to-toe with the ideal in its course.