The 2021 Hyundai i20 N-line has recently made its debut. While the hatchback brings with it sharp styling and an aggressive look, its power options don't quite exactly fit the bill. Being the newest in the N-line lineup, the i20 has a lot to live up to with its other stablemates bringing in more power to the fold. In the case of the hatchback, however, its engine options remain the same as the standard variant.
On the outside, the 2021 Hyundai i20 N-line comes with all the right angles similar to that found on its bigger brother the Hyundai Sonata, and the Hyundai Elantra. Gentle curves are barely present in the vehicle as the South Korean automaker has given it sharper angles instead. Cuts and creases along the side and on the beefy bumpers evoke a sportier vehicle compared to what's actually under the hood. It also comes with a more aggressive body kit compared to the standard variant and with a new set of 17-inch wheels. Color options for the sporty-looking hatchback include Phantom Black, Aurora Gray, Brass, and Polar White, with the final option coming with a black roof for a contrasting effect.
On the inside, a few tweaks have been done to the cabin of the vehicle. It now comes with a pair of sporty seats along with an N-branded steering wheel. Red stitching has also been added to the hatchback along with metal paddle shifters, and a leather-wrapped gear shift knob to further spice things up.
The i20 N-line comes powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that produces 83hp, a 1.0-liter turbocharged motor is also available bumping up the power to 99 or 118hp depending on the variant. The lesser of the two turbo-powered outputs can be attributed to the standard forced induction engine, while the greater of the two outputs is thanks to mild-hybrid technology. While not exactly impressive on paper it is enough to get the vehicle moving quickly.
The “warm” hatchback is set to go on sale first in Europe by the spring of 2021, with an even sportier i20 N version coming out in the same year. Unlike its lukewarm counterpart, it will have proper power under the hood coming in at 200hp.
While there is no news yet if it will come to the Philippines the regular Hyundai i20 will surely be an ideal fit in the country for those looking to get a small frugal hatchback.