The South Korean automaker has recently unveiled the i20 Sport special edition variant of the subcompact, now available for customers on the German market.
While the i20 Sport doesn’t sound like much more than a sporty version that tries to tie in with the WRC news about the company’s participation, we’re actually treated here to an all new engine. This is a smallish 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline mill mated to 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged and developed and engineered right there at Hyundai’s German technical center in Russelsheim. Treated to a single-scroll turbo the unit comes with a good 120 horsepower and 126 pound feet of torque – but unfortunately the automaker refrained from providing dynamic specifications – so we don’t know the sprint time or the top speed.
What we do know is the i20 Sport uses the 5-door hatch version and has been treated to 18-inch wheels and a suspension that sits closer to the ground by 200 millimeters. The only exterior hue is Polar White, adorned with contrasting blue decals. Also available are the new side skirts, rear spoiler, and the diffuser at the back that also includes the chrome exhaust pipe. Standard kit integrates LED daytime running lights, a Grey/Blue interior and keyless entry and engine start. Prices in Germany begin from 19,990 euros and availability is scheduled for this very spring.