Categories: Tests

Hyundai i20 N test (2021): real old-fashioned GTI!

Real GTI spirit, there is not much left today. Peugeot no longer produces the 208 GTi, Renault has discontinued the Clio RS. They are now only three in the segment of compact supercharged : the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Polo GTI, both recently restyled, and the Hyundai i20 N. What if the little Korean girl was the best of all? The answer in our video essay:

A living car

With 204 hp and 275 Nm of torque for 1,200 kg, the Hyundai i20 N provides performance. In addition, its 1.6 4-cylinder turbo engine is full at all revs, and even knows how to entertain the gallery with a sport exhaust with valves and rumbling. All without falling into a caricature: a real pleasure. Above all, this efficient block has been able to avoid the horrors of the penalty: it is kept under € 1,300. Not bad, especially since the i20 N is the most affordable of the GTI trio, with 27 800 € and 0 options to add, apart from painting.

But let’s forget these pecuniary considerations. The Hyundai i20 N is a car like no other. When entering a bend, its sharp frame allows slight drifts of the rear axle : enough to have fun and gain efficiency in placement, without becoming tricky. The front axle is not to be outdone: thanks to a standard limited slip differential

, the two front wheels pull towards the inside of the turn on a go-around. Exhilarating!

An i20 N not private flaws

Of course, this player side pays off. If you go through the throttle on a bumpy road, the steering tends to follow the irregularities of the bitumen, even if the 204 hp pass without worrying about traction. Above all, the suspensions are in the dry: not unlivable on a daily basis, but we are far from an idea of ​​comfort.

Finally, inside, the finish is disappointing. The hard plastics are legion, and without the slightest effort to hide them. However, we appreciate the large customizable digital handset, and the specific steering wheel with two large N buttons to activate the driving modes. And the manual gearbox, a rarity, is ideal in its handling, and helped by a automatic toe heel (deactivatable).

In short, this Hyundai i20 N is a “real” one. Alive, endearing, even its flaws make you smile. Small GTIs are on the way out, but Hyundai has not given up!

Read also :

fbq('init', '1074802596328068'); fbq('init','3856678577721467'); fbq('track', "PageView"); jQuery(document).on("change_item" , function(e, i) if(i == 11) fbq('track', "ViewContent");

);

Share
Published by
Redaction

Recent Posts

This unknown sports car is entitled to a Liberty Walk body kit!

The Mitsuoka Orochi is distinguished by a VERY particular design. Liberty Walk gives it a…

12 hours ago

A Ferrari Enzo almost destroyed after hitting a tree!

One of the 399 Ferrari Enzo built suffered a serious accident after going off the…

19 hours ago

The real AMC Pacer from the film Wayne’s World is on sale!

This AMC Pacer comes directly from the film Wayne's World of the 1990s. Completely redesigned,…

1 day ago

Audi R8 HillClimb Racer: it becomes an unrecognizable monster!

It is indeed an Audi R8 hidden under this amazing bodywork. Which hides a monstrous…

2 days ago

This monstrous Jimny is the work of a student!

When you want a real 4×4 to prepare for crossing, the most common model is…

2 days ago

This Mini Truck Driver Gets Ridiculously Stuck

A small van finds itself in a very bad position after its driver wanted to…

2 days ago

This website uses cookies.