Hyundai has reportedly shelved plans to launch performance-spec i20 model in India. Globally unveiled in August 2015, i20 N Sport is from Hyundai's N Division, a high-performance sub-division dedicated to develop sporty versions of the Korean manufacturer's regular cars.
Rakesh Shrivastava of Hyundai Motor India has confirmed that the company would not bring i20 N Sport to India, Oncars reports. Hyundai feels that they will be forced to price the car extremely high, while homologation will be additional expense for the company.
The main change lies under the hood. The 1.4-litre petrol engine tuned to deliver 114bhp and 160Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via six-speed manual transmission.
To make the i20 N Sport different from the regular model, Hyundai has given the car new 17-inch alloy wheels and side skirts. The front and rear bumpers have been tweaked with more muscular design complementing the side skirts.
The car sports a rear boot spoiler and a stainless steel free-flow CAT back exhaust system with a large exhaust tip. The N-badges can be seen over the front fender and at the rear hatchback door. The i20 N Sport also features a stiffer spring setup and ventilated discs up front and solid discs in the rear.