I guess the burning question with all reviews is; would I buy one? The answer is an absolute yes.
The i20 arguably sits on top of its competition. After driving the car’s main competitor, the Fiesta ST, the Fiesta feels like it has a few more herbs, but the i20’s brakes are far superior, giving you more confidence in bringing the car to a halt.
They do say that brakes make you faster, and in this sense, it is probably true. The i20 has better statistics when compared to the Fiesta on the track as well.
The N’s listed price is $32,490. By the time you add on-road costs, you’re looking at about $36,000, which is a bargain for what you get. 150kW out of a 1.6L engine, stylish looks, all the goodies, rally bred foundations. What more could you want?
The Hyundai i20 N is affordable, fast, and elegant. It appeals to the wider range of petrol heads, and is sure to be turning heads, no matter where you drive it.
Matt Whitten and Peter Whitten at the Hyundai N Performance Day at Winton Raceway.