Hyundai Elite i20 N hatchback spotted on test on the Nurburgring - India bound?
The rumours are true! A Hyundai Elite i20 with N treatment was spotted on test doing rounds of the Nurburgring in Germany. The B-segment hatchback looked identical to the car on sale in India, however, some key features told them apart. The test mule of the Elite i20 N was equipped with larger 10-spoke alloy-wheels which were never seen on the India spec hatchback.
The test mule does not get projector headlamps, yet
The side profile shows that the new hatchback rides lower and could be equipped with a stiffer suspension set-up. The disc brake set-up on all four corners appear larger than usual, and red paint on the brake caliper gives away its sporty intentions. The hatchback also gets five lug-nuts over the standard four lug-nuts and a dual exhaust tip - hinting at a power bump.
The N version hatchback sits lower than the standard Elite i20
Speaking of power, the hatchback could be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is on offer in the European markets, although in a racier state of tune. That said, the N-treated hatchback will produce a power figure of over 200PS and the gearbox on offer could be a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch.
The sporty variant gets dual exhaust tips
Internationally, the Hyundai Elite i20 N hatchback will rival the Volkswagen Polo GTI and the Ford Fiesta ST, however, if launched in India, the Hyundai Elite i20 N will not have a direct rival of its own and will create a niche for itself in the Indian automobile market. The hatchback could be priced close to the Rs 20 lakh mark.
There are no other changes on the car cosmetically
Image Source - Motor 1
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