The latest version of the Hyundai i20 N hot hatch is about 12 months out of the showroom. Hyundai is working to close its order backlog in Australia.
face lift Hyundai i20 N Hot Hatch It’s due in overseas showrooms later this year, and possibly in Australia next year.
Former boss of Hyundai’s N Performance Division – now Hyundai’s Executive Technical Advisor – Albert Biermann confirmed in a Hyundai N Australia video. Youtube The revamped i20 N will be unveiled in the European Summer of 2023 (June-August).
An Australian release date has yet to be determined. drive Understand that this timing may correlate with the arrival of your local showroom early 2024.
This means that buyers who were estimated to wait up to two years when i20 N order books closed in July 2022 could be at the back of the queue today and receive an updated model. there is.
Biermann has suggested that the changes for the 2024 model year will be cosmetic, with the engine, transmission, suspension and other major mechanical parts likely to remain unchanged.
“Yes, there’s a facelift. It’s coming next summer, so we’ll have to wait a bit. But technically, don’t be afraid. It’s still a crazy corner Rascal.” [today]said Biermann.
Biermann said drive At a press conference in September, he said, “The Midlife update isn’t that crazy…because we still have supply issues and can’t build enough cars to meet demand.
“Why spend a fortune on a car you just can’t get enough of anyway? Of course we do the typical and try to bring more emotion with our facelift. brings something.”
Hyundai executives have thrown cold water on possible changes to mechanical components such as the suspension. We ruled out the dual-clutch AT option because of development costs and its weight.
As reported by drive As of December 2022, the future of the i20 N beyond the current generation (turbo petrol power) remains below the clouds.
Biermann confirmed that a new i20 series was in development for Europe, but said the N division was having trouble getting Hyundai management to approve the new petrol-powered i20 N.
“The i20 N needs a strong voice. It needs a strong voice from everywhere. As you know, the trend in the industry is that all small cars are dying,” he said at the Hyundai N in South Australia last month. He told the media at the festival.
“I’m not saying the i20 N will die. I’m not saying the i20 will go away. There will be a successor to the i20, but [new] Ridiculous i20 N.
“We can’t get enough [of the current i20 N]. whole [production] The plan was just wrong and now with semiconductor limitations etc… 2 months ago the i20 Ns was sold out in Germany. [now] We won’t get a new car until next summer. [Australia’s winter]’ said the executive.
A ‘next summer’ date is now known, referring to the launch of the facelifted i20 N.
Given that the original i20 N didn’t go on sale in Australia until mid-2022, a facelifted Hyundai i20 N could arrive in Europe in mid-2023, and possibly early 2024 in Australia. It may seem
However, the base regular i20 hatchback went on sale in Europe two years ago, so it would be three years before the i20 N facelift arrived.
An updated i20 N prototype is still being spied on for road testing, but the regular model has been pictured being tested in camouflage in South Korea (via image) auto spy).