Why This Hot New Hatch Will Get Your Heart Racing - Men's Health Magazine Australia

Why This Hot New Hatch Will Get Your Heart Racing

Driving the all-new Hyundai i20 N. is thrilling - to the nth degree.

Think hardcore performance meets hardcore fun and you’re looking at the first- ever Hyundai i20 N.  Expect driving to reach a whole new level of excitement with its rocket-fast acceleration, sharp braking system and blissful cruising speeds. 

Sporting a look-at-me snazzy exterior, the next-gen Hyundai i20 N. is a zippy pocket-rocket hatch that’s big on dynamic power and high-performance tech while keeping your safety always top of mind.  

The Hyundai i20 N. is a flashy, head-turning ride thanks to a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette and the sweet sound of up to 150 KW.  This looks and  feels like the sports car you’ve always dreamed of owning – and it’s serious fun! 

Under the hood 

You’ll find a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder SmartStream engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission. It’s fitted with a high-performance brake system, active variable exhaust system and rev-matching tech for the gearshifts. 

A high-performance drive 

Flick a button and you switch driving modes, just like your favourite video game. Choose from five individual drive modes  including eco, sport  and custom 1 and 2 settings – to perfectly match the road or reflect the ever-changing driving conditions ahead. In custom mode you’re literally in the driver’s seat, choosing specific settings of engine response, steering feedback, stability control and a get-loud exhaust sound level to suit you – and you alone. 

Fitted out for fun

The body kit features a large rear wing and 19-inch alloy Pirelli P Zero wheels, while inside it’s a leather-trimmed steering wheel, an N-exclusive black interior with striking blue accents, and high-performance sports alloy pedals. The Hyundai i20 N. is offered in two standard colours – polar white and performance blue, as well as upgrades of sleek silver metallic, phantom black mica and dragon red mica.

Elevated design standards

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard equipment as well as satellite navigation, wireless phone charging on a sticky rubber pad, a bold seven-speaker superior Bose sound system and DAB+ digital radio.

Expect superb double-stitched sports bucket seats, tinted rear privacy glass, climate control, folding side mirrors, automatic wipers and deluxe heated rear seats. 

High-tech interior upgrades

While two massive multi-media digital display screens make the cockpit a smarter, friendlier place, both the epic 10.25 inches wide instrument cluster and infotainment screens are fully customisable to suit your style. Stream all your bespoke content from your smartphone with ease.

Safety first

A cutting-edge suite of driver safety additions makes this not only the zippiest car around but the most attentive. Hyundai SmartSense alerts you to the dangers ahead, around and inside – before they transpire.

What’s with “N.” ?

It has three meanings: First, the N stands for Namyang, where Hyundai has its global R&D centre in Korea, and where the whole idea of the N models was born. Second, the N references the famous Nürburgring track in Germany, which Hyundai uses as its European Test Center. Third, the N logo can be seen as a twisting road course chicane.

Small but oh so mighty, go play with the Hyundai i20 N, check it out here : https://www.hyundai.com/au/i20-n

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