Hyundai’s compact pocket rocket is set for a mid-life update, which will be revealed mid-year.
Executive technical advisor Albert Biermann, former head of Hyundai’s N division, confirmed 2024 Hyundai i20N facelift in video at Hyundai N Australia YouTube account.
The updated Turkish-made hatch will appear in Europe in the summer, or between June and August.
Car Expert it is understood that it will be launched locally in early 2024.
Orders closed for the i20 N in Australia last year as Hyundai grappled with supply chain issues. They have yet to reopen, and we don’t expect them to do so for at least the next few months.
“You don’t have to be afraid. It’s still going to be that crazy bastard,” said Mr. Biermann, who indicated that there wouldn’t be much in the way of a mechanical update.
The i20 N is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine produce 150kW power and 275Nm of torque, mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
It is the only hatch in its segment to offer a manual exclusively following the discontinuation of the Ford Fiesta ST. Both the Suzuki Swift Sport and the Volkswagen Polo GTI offer a choice of manual or auto transmissions.
Spy photos published on Autospy of the regular i20, not sold here, show it wearing camouflage on both its front and rear ends.
We expect to see changes to aspects like the grille, headlights and taillights, and we can expect the i20 N to be the recipient of those changes as well.
While the i20 N only arrives locally in late 2021, the current generation i20 was introduced in 2020. Thus, a mid-life update is on schedule.
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