A fresh report out of Korea claims the new Hyundai i20 N hot hatch will be offered with the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
According to thekoreancarblog.com, the i20 N will be available with the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed dual-clutch cog-swapper. Interestingly, the latter differs from the eight-speed item already rolled out to the Veloster N.
The publication furthermore reports the B-segment hot hatch will draw its urge from Hyundai’s turbocharged 1,6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine (rather than a detuned version of the 2,0-litre unit employed by the i30 N).
Expect a peak power output of around 150 kW, which would allow the i20 N to compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST.
In May 2020, Hyundai released two teaser videos finally confirming the existence of the i20 N, describing it as “racetrack capable and street legal”.