Hyundai South Africa launches India-made Hyundai i20 N Sport package – IAB Report

Posted on: Aug 29, 2015 - 10:37am IST

Features power and torque increase.

The globally successful Hyundai i20 hatchback has been given the N Sport treatment by Hyundai. Launched this week in South Africa, the Hyundai i20 N Sport derivative, imported from India, is priced at R235,500 (INR 11.75 lakh).

Hyundai i20 N sport package rear three quarter
The Hyundai i20 N Sport gets a retuned larger 1.4-liter petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, apart from some exterior changes.

The N Sport package adds a different 1.4-liter four-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine with dual continuous variable valve timing technology and multi point electronic fuel injection. The engine puts out a healthy 85 kW (113.98 hp) and delivers peak torque of 160 Nm.

Hyundai i20 N-Sport front for South Africa

This is a step up compared to the standard i20 on offer that also sports a 1.4-liter engine. The normal engine develops 74 kW (99.23 hp) at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 133 Nm at 3,300 rpm. The tweaked 1.4-liter i20 N Sport engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

In terms of stylistic changes, the N Sport package gives the i20 added side skirts and bumper trims. The car’s MacPherson struts suspension at the front and the semi-independent setup coupled with torsion beam axle at the rear have been tweaked for sportier performance. The N Sport’s stiffer springs lowers the car’s CoG and translates to better road handling, says the company.

Hyundai i20 N sport package badge
The i20 N Sport costs R295,500 (INR 11.75 lakh) compared to the R213,500 (INR 10.66 lakh) price tag for the regular 1.4-liter manual in South Africa.

Four-wheel EBD and 4-channel ABS along with ventilated disc brakes at the front and solid disc brakes at the rear complete the N Sport package.

You can check the press release below for further info.

Hyundai i20 N Sport – Press Release

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