Hyundai Said To Be Working On 250PS i20 N And 340PS Tucson N

Rumors about hot versions of the i20 and Tucson have been circulating for quite some time, even before the launch of the i30 N models. Quoting insiders, AutoExpress says that both vehicles are indeed on their way to production.

Expected in about two years, the Tucson N will battle it out with the Cupra Ateca and Volkswagen T-Roc R. The sporty version of the compact SUV will reportedly have at least 340 PS (335 hp / 250 kW) and sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 6 seconds, about the same as its direct rivals.

Hyundai exec Albert Biermann suggested that a possible Tucson N variant would also have a sporty, lower suspension compared to the regular models. It would also get sharper handling, performance tires and what he referred to as “a lot of power”. Besides these, it should also get a more aggressive exterior design and sportier trim in the cabin.

Also Read: Hyundai High Performance Vehicle Boss Reportedly Confirms Plan For Stand-Alone N model

The ‘N’ division of the Korean automaker seems to be interested in launching a Volkswagen Polo GTI, Renault Clio RS and Ford Fiesta ST rival. The rumored i20 N is believed to debut early next year with an electronic differential, front-wheel drive and a massive output for what is a supermini hot hatch, at least according to the British website which states that it will have ‘at least’ 250 PS (246 hp / 184 kW).

We contacted Hyundai about the rumored i20 N, as well as the Tucson N, so watch this space for possible updates, if they’re willing to comment on future products, that is.

more photos...
  • Rocket

    Interesting choice for an N model. Coming to the States, too? It seems logical that Ford will offer an ST version of the next Escape. Is the hot hatch about to be redefined?

  • Julien Lachemoi

    As much as I would love a small hot hatch from Hyundai, I have to call bullshit on a 250bhp i20.
    Sounds good but let’s be real.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      They have the rally i20, they need something really fast on the road

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      It is Autoexpress.

  • Mr. EP9

    Interesting.

  • Bash

    That 340 horsepower Tucson is interesting for sure.

    • Momogg

      But for how much?

      • Bash

        well, the top trim normal one is like 33K right? so I’m really guessing the N version would be like 36-37K or so give and take few hundreds. Not bad for a 340hp mid size. isn’t it?

        • Momogg

          Yes it is! I guess it should be better than vw’s Ateca Cupra and Kodiak RS.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Pic 10: the definition of vanilla.

  • charlotteharry57

    Other sites are saying that the Tuscon N is destined for the States in about 2 years, AFTER its complete redesign. So, it won’t be based on the current Tuscon (good thing, as I hate that rear quarter window. Could ya make it bigger, please so it’s somewhat useful?).

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    I think the i20 needs a new generation before they give it the N treatment the current i20 is not up to standards

    • bd0007

      Just like the Tucson, the i20-N would be for the next gen model.

  • Matt

    Say what?

  • MarketAndChurch

    Sounds cool, hopefully they also give us some performance hybrids and EV’s.

BMW M8 Gran Coupe To Launch At November’s L.A. Auto Show

BMW’s M8 family will be completed with the unveiling of the Gran Coupe in a little over two months.

Lnyk&Co 03 Cyan Shatters ‘Ring Records For FWD And 4-Door Cars – Or Does It?

The 03 Concept lapped the ‘Ring faster than Jag’s XE SV Project 8 and Renault’s Megane RS Trophy-R.

Fiat Will Not Build A Successor To The 124 Spider – And That’s Sad

Fiat believes that the MX-5-based roadster isn’t important in its future and will focus on small cars instead.

F1 Starts Wind Tunnel Testing Of 2021-Spec Aero Pack

The final touches are being made to the overhauled 2021 F1 season regulations that aim to ultimately make overtaking easier.

If Only BMW Made A Street-Legal, V8-Powered i8 Like This Racer

It looks like an i8, but apart from that, it has absolutely nothing in common with BMW’s hybrid sports car.

Glacier White Metallic Audi A7 Sportback Poses At The Forum

In 55 TFSI quattro spec, the A7 Sportback is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

Nissan Still Weighing Its Options On The R36 GT-R’s Powertrain

The successor to the 12-year old GT-R will either be a hybrid or an all-electric. And that’s a definite maybe…

2020 Porsche Taycan Interior Fully Revealed, Even The Passenger Gets A Touchscreen

The Porsche of the future sure is futuristic.

Chevrolet Details 2020 Bolt, Confirms 259 Mile Range

Despite being able to travel an extra 21 miles, the car will still cost $37,495 before incentives.

Audi Could Team Up With BMW And Mercedes On Autonomous Driving Tech

An announcement could come at the Frankfurt Motor Show.