In Australia, sales of the Hyundai i20 N have increased steadily. It is a hatchback designed for the European market with the full-fat N treatment at a reasonable price. This vehicle may be the best-value fun car in history, boasting 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque, a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.2 seconds (which we’ll be testing), and a sticker price of $32,490. Hyundai’s N performance brand currently includes the i30 N hatchback and sedan as well as the Kona N, a compact performance SUV.
For the ensuing six months, i20 Australia will operate an i20 N. On-paper requirements include standard equipment, 0-100 km/h timings, and on-paper standards. Performance bucket seats, a touchscreen, and a 10-speaker Bose radio are all standard on the i20 Australia. However, the i20 N has its work cut out for it when it comes to fusing practicality with unadulterated enjoyment. It’s not just about on-paper specifications, standard equipment, and potential 0-100km/h timings. Does the rear wing of the smallest N live up to its own claims or is it a one-trick pony when it comes to driver satisfaction? Every month, Johnny Law will provide a report on the car’s value for money and how it is to live with.Advertisement