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.

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  • 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.

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