Hyundai i20 N facelift set for early 2024 launch

Hyundai’s compact pocket rocket is ready for a mid-life replace, which might be revealed mid-year.

Govt technical advisor Albert Biermann, previously the top of Hyundai’s N division, confirmed the 2024 Hyundai i20 N facelift in a video on the Hyundai N Australia YouTube account.

The up to date Turkish-built hatch will debut in Europe in the summertime, or someday between June and August.

CarExpert understands it should then launch domestically in early 2024.

Orders closed for the i20 N in Australia final yr as Hyundai grapples with provide chain points. They’ve but to re-open, and we don’t anticipate them to take action within the subsequent couple of months a minimum of.

“You don’t should be afraid. It’ll nonetheless be the loopy nook rascal as it’s,” stated Mr Biermann, which suggests there received’t be a lot in the best way of mechanical updates.

The i20 N is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 150kW of energy and 275Nm of torque, mated solely with a six-speed handbook transmission.

It’s the one hatch in its section to solely provide a handbook following the discontinuation of the Ford Fiesta ST. Each the Suzuki Swift Sport and Volkswagen Polo GTI provide a selection of handbook or auto transmissions.

Spy images printed on Autospy of the common i20, not offered right here, present it carrying camouflage on each its entrance and rear ends.

We anticipate to see modifications to elements just like the grille, headlights and tail lights, and we will anticipate the i20 N may also be the recipient of such modifications.

Whereas the i20 N solely arrived domestically in late 2021, the current-generation i20 was unveiled in 2020. A mid-life replace is subsequently proper on schedule.

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