Hyundai i20 Sport-01

Over in Germany, the Hyundai i20 Sport has been announced for the market. Based on the second-generation i20, the most significant update to the five-door hatch is a new turbocharged engine.

The mill – developed by Hyundai’s European technical centre in Russelheim, Germany – is a 1.0 litre, three-cylinder petrol unit featuring a single-scroll turbo. The turbocharged lump, good for 120 hp and 170 Nm of torque, is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox on the i20 Sport.

The variant’s exterior is finished in a Polar White colour scheme with grey and blue decals and lines. Apart from that, other exterior enhancements that can be found on the i20 Sport include redesigned air intakes, a front diffuser, a set of side skirts and a rear spoiler.

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At the back, there’s a new chrome exhaust to be found, and the i20 Sport’s suspension has been lowered by 20 mm. The car rides on 18-inch OZ wheels as standard. Speaking of standard items, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and engine start and a greyish blue interior, are regulation fit.

Priced at €19,990 (RM95,530), the i20 Sport will go on sale in Germany from March onwards. As a reference, the standard i20 comes with the option of a 83 PS, 115 Nm 1.2 litre Kappa engine and a 90 PS, 220 Nm 1.4 litre turbodiesel mill, in India. The second most powerful engine on the list was a 1.4 litre mill with 115 hp and 160 Nm of torque, found in the i20 NSport.

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