Hyundai i20N review with 0-60mph test!

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Is the Hyundai i20 N the best small hot hatch you can buy in 2021? Well, Mat’s here to find out!

For starters, let’s take a look at what you get with the N version of the i20. Upfront under the bonnet you’ll find a 1.6-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which can deliver 204hp & 275Nm of torque. And just like the normal edition, it comes with a manual gearbox.

But of course, that’s not all! There’s a whole load of styling updates both inside and out, including a whole new front bumper & special N grille, and even a roof spoiler (although the aerodynamic benefits remain to be seen…)! What’s more, you even get a set of bespoke tyres designed just for this car.

Let’s face it though, the i20 N has got some stiff opposition in the small hot hatch market, with the likes of the GR Yaris & Fiesta ST reigning supreme! So does it offer enough to be the must-have small hot hatch? You’ll have to keep watching to find out!

00:00 Intro
00:41 Engine
01:23 Exterior Design
02:34 Brakes
02:58 Chassis
03:32 Driving
06:15 Interior
06:58 Boot
07:27 Back Seats
08:04 Five Annoying Things
09:10 Five Good Things
11:02 0-60mph
11:41 Verdict

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  1. carwow
    25 dagen geleden

    Is the i20 N the #1 small hot hatch? LIKE if you agree, or COMMENT with what you'd choose instead!

    1. ShadowPlay
      3 dagen geleden

      Own it and totally love it. It has tons of character and is quite versatile at the same time.

    2. Satvik Thakur
      Satvik Thakur
      4 dagen geleden

      @vijay singh finally someone has that knowledge other peeps are just bragging about how underpowered the N Line. However they don't know that in Europe they too have 120 hp mild hybrid N line.

    3. Luca
      6 dagen geleden

      Fiesta st Vs I20 N Vs Polo GTI Vs Mini JCW

    4. Yuri
      11 dagen geleden

      Wait why the i20n shivered when you launched it mat

    5. ᴄᴀᴠᴀɴ ғᴇʀɴᴀɴᴅᴇs
      ᴄᴀᴠᴀɴ ғᴇʀɴᴀɴᴅᴇs
      15 dagen geleden

      @William Cat 😉

  2. Mamun Afroz
    Mamun Afroz
    7 uur geleden

    Is this car imported from india

  3. Rory Stephens
    Rory Stephens
    Dag geleden

    It's pretty much running the same engine as the 2016 kia proceed gt. Wonder how they compare

  4. Malcolm Tulip
    Malcolm Tulip
    2 dagen geleden

    How much?

  5. Termz 88
    Termz 88
    3 dagen geleden

    Great review Matt going for a test drive tofay as I've found a great deal on car wow thats saving me over £3000 😀

  6. Arshaq Razeen
    Arshaq Razeen
    4 dagen geleden

    Waiting to see this in Indian roads soon

    1. Mirko Stipe Filipovic Miocic CROATIAN GOATS
      Mirko Stipe Filipovic Miocic CROATIAN GOATS
      4 dagen geleden

      not coming to india

  7. Conor Rodgers
    Conor Rodgers
    4 dagen geleden

    Someone at Hyundai is definitely just sniffing meth and just saying fuck it lets do it Want one so bad

  8. Mirko Stipe Filipovic Miocic CROATIAN GOATS
    Mirko Stipe Filipovic Miocic CROATIAN GOATS
    4 dagen geleden

    ive just pre ordered one in australia !

  9. MrScrimbo1
    5 dagen geleden

    It’s high time I stopped automatically dismissing the likes of Hyundai and Kia… they are getting so good now and that thing is Beast!!

  10. Vimal B
    Vimal B
    5 dagen geleden

    Can you do a comparison against this Hyundai i20N vs Polo GTI please

  11. Rupam Dhal
    Rupam Dhal
    5 dagen geleden

    Mat praising a Hyundai.

  12. Luca
    6 dagen geleden

    I20 N vs Fiesta ST Vs polo Gti

  13. Ted Tedness
    Ted Tedness
    8 dagen geleden

    With this car you CAN'T use harnesses, REALLY Hyundai. Where are the strap holes????

  14. P's Garage
    P's Garage
    8 dagen geleden

    I am definitely buying one 🤩🤟🏽

  15. Izanxmi XI
    Izanxmi XI
    8 dagen geleden

    Carwow can you review the 2021 opel corsa Gs line?

  16. Eddy Laurent
    Eddy Laurent
    8 dagen geleden

    Sais bien belle voiture mais sais dommage qu'on sais plus la commander pour Sète années donc je râle à fond

  17. David Wales
    David Wales
    9 dagen geleden

    Indicator and windscreen wiper controls on the wrong sides. God i hate it when they do that.

  18. gurminder singh
    gurminder singh
    9 dagen geleden

    What I think the i20 N is small as u see Matt can hit the spoiler lol(;^ω^)

  19. Ajit Singh Sandhu
    Ajit Singh Sandhu
    9 dagen geleden

    Hyundai India launched the i20 N line with 120bhp😖

  20. Wasdis
    10 dagen geleden

    Kona n ???

    10 dagen geleden

    India's version is a overpriced joke 😂😂😂😂

  22. Antphoneigh
    10 dagen geleden

    It’s a pocket rocket!

  23. 제프리
    10 dagen geleden

  24. The LION King
    The LION King
    11 dagen geleden

    After watching the i20N review in Indian youtube channels, i could see a total difference between UK and Indian cars…India’s i20N is total crap compared to the UK version.

    1. rave2dawn
      7 dagen geleden

      What you guys are getting is a N-line version not full phat I20n version. Think of it like Amg line to Amg or S line to audi RS.

  25. Hindustani Car Reviewer
    Hindustani Car Reviewer
    11 dagen geleden

    Mean while in India the N line is a fucking 1.0L 3 cylinder turbo petrol with either IMT or 7 speed DCT . Wtf 😂

  26. cstmrsking
    11 dagen geleden

    Can you do a Drag Race with this and Cars of this type Please Mat. Expensive Exotica is Great, but sometimes the other end of the Scale is Good.

  27. 라임바라
    11 dagen geleden

    it is not pronounced "high-un-die" but more like "hyon-deh" I know it's almost impossible to pronounce it perfectly like a native Korean but I think "high-un-die" is a little far away..

  28. rc70ys
    11 dagen geleden

    Amazing Vehicle

  29. Sarthak Suman
    Sarthak Suman
    11 dagen geleden

    This Hyundai sounds dope at 1:07

  30. Ya Boi Pedro
    Ya Boi Pedro
    11 dagen geleden

    Is ir real wheel drive?

  31. IH001Agari abhineeth Rao
    IH001Agari abhineeth Rao
    12 dagen geleden

    in india we get 1l engine 120 horse power .

  32. Mac Sixtyfive
    Mac Sixtyfive
    12 dagen geleden

    but....................i30N is better, and your GR Yaris Matt

  33. Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν
    Αλέξανδρος Απειρωτάν
    12 dagen geleden

    Solo Hyundai since 1995

  34. Svoby23
    12 dagen geleden

    That cut crazy rattle of cabin during the launch

  35. Svoby23
    12 dagen geleden

    Revs like Harley

  36. Chirpy Wiggins
    Chirpy Wiggins
    13 dagen geleden

    Might look at one of these after my Mk 8 Fiesta ST, which I haven’t tired of yet, such a brilliant car for B road blasts ! ❤️

  37. Main Man
    Main Man
    13 dagen geleden

    How much did Hyundia pay you to say the i20N is better than the fiesta ST as nobody else is saying it??

  38. Rizwan Anwar
    Rizwan Anwar
    14 dagen geleden

    The i20 n in india is a 999 cc 3 cylinder turbo, that's so disappointing.

  39. Rob Holland
    Rob Holland
    14 dagen geleden

    Did he actually mention how much it costs? Great car, great video as always

  40. Tea72
    14 dagen geleden

    25k is the new price for non slow cars now

  41. Class 800
    Class 800
    15 dagen geleden

    If there's any car I wish I had the money for, it's this one. Even if I won $1M, this would be the car I'd buy. Hoping that it or a similarly brilliant future model is still around when I finish uni and get enough money.

  42. saptarshi mukherjee
    saptarshi mukherjee
    15 dagen geleden

    Why did Mat stop talking about the price upfront?

  43. Ali Alkhabbaz
    Ali Alkhabbaz
    15 dagen geleden

    Why is there no race for the Corvette ZR1?

  44. Ziyad R
    Ziyad R
    15 dagen geleden

    I love this car 😍

  45. Lake Como
    Lake Como
    16 dagen geleden

    Love the car but noise killing me

  46. Mr & Mrs Read
    Mr & Mrs Read
    16 dagen geleden

    Great car and can't wait to get mine in December, but what's going on with Mat's hair at the end of the video..... Looks like he's got a top knot #topknotwanker

  47. Jitin Parva  1008
    Jitin Parva 1008
    16 dagen geleden

    We indians only can watch these on youtube, We don't get these kind of cars in india & no company's are either planning for it .

  48. Siddhant Agarwal
    Siddhant Agarwal
    16 dagen geleden

    meanwhile, Indians got the shit i20 N.

  49. Alex Wagner
    Alex Wagner
    16 dagen geleden

    Do one for Veloster N 2021

  50. Ɗιяєѕн Ƥєяєяα
    Ɗιяєѕн Ƥєяєяα
    16 dagen geleden

    Need a review for the Hyundai Sonata N Line

  51. Mgough1200
    16 dagen geleden

    Question is, is it better than the 2017 i30N?? They're the same price!!!!

  52. ベイビークロウ
    16 dagen geleden

    The Indian n line variant is soooo sooooooooooooo underpowered...

  53. Ankush Suryavanshi
    Ankush Suryavanshi
    17 dagen geleden

    In India we are getting only 1 liter engine. Ultimately less horsepower and torque.

  54. Sahil Chhabria
    Sahil Chhabria
    18 dagen geleden

    Mat bro can u make some more videos of this car

  55. Ewan Read
    Ewan Read
    18 dagen geleden

    Windy road ahead is the best 👌 I don't need much motivation but that'll do it each and every time!!

  56. Fumani Ramakuela
    Fumani Ramakuela
    18 dagen geleden

    Hey Mat why don't do a drag race with this hyundai and the Toyota yaris gr Man l would be so dam happy

  57. Lee M
    Lee M
    18 dagen geleden

    VW Polo GTI will out sell this yet it looks soo meh!

    1. Mark Eder
      Mark Eder
      17 dagen geleden

      Vw polo🤣 boring

  58. Silent Autumn
    Silent Autumn
    18 dagen geleden

    On the outside it looks tiny as it gets but on the inside it look spaceous as a sedan or my Volvo V40. Seats look great.

  59. Zesty Lime Studios
    Zesty Lime Studios
    18 dagen geleden

    The fact it only comes in a 4 door is a instant no from me, I wish they made the i20N & i30N + the Fastback in 3 door, they will lose so many sales because people want a 3 door small car, people will choose the ST instead because it comes in 3 door, Ford have been really smart in keeping the ST as a 3 door or 4 door, seeing as the VXR brand is dead there wont be anymore VXR 3 door Corsa's, Audi have killed the 3 door S1, the new Polo GTi coming not sure if that will be 4 door only, only few brands making 3 door small hot hatch cars is the Toyota GR Yaris, Fiesta ST, Abarth 500, or a Mini JCW / GP. Its a shame because so many cars are going crappy auto now yet here is Hyundai undercutting the German rivals with lovely cars, but not 3 door versions :( they need to reliase that they would sell so many more, just look at how many 3 door Fiestas and Corsa's there is, i would buy a i30N Fastback if it came in 3 door. ive got a Corsa E VXR currently and its so fun to drive, yes the quality is shocking but its light, fast and nimble.

  60. kut dem
    kut dem
    18 dagen geleden

    Türk malı koçuuum ne sandın

  61. Haroon Ahmed
    Haroon Ahmed
    18 dagen geleden

    The weird rev up is common even in the Kia Picanto 1.0 turbos

  62. David Kp
    David Kp
    19 dagen geleden

    Ewww... It's back looks just...

  63. Comedy Shows
    Comedy Shows
    19 dagen geleden

    Hey Mat, make your girlfriend do a review.... Being your girlfriend she must have watched a lot of videos right ??!! so make her do a review for us on a very cool car.....

  64. Richard S
    Richard S
    19 dagen geleden

    Absolutely awful looking car. Cannot make myself like it.

  65. C R
    C R
    19 dagen geleden

    I was never excited about Hyundais before the Nline came in😍 Pity they're so rare in Ireland🙃

  66. Stuart Hunter
    Stuart Hunter
    20 dagen geleden

    Ford's no longer reliable . Hyundais very reliable....ooh trouble for the blue oval coming. Watch out BMW and Mercedes vw volvo

  67. Sashank Chandrasekar
    Sashank Chandrasekar
    20 dagen geleden


  68. Yorick Daelmans
    Yorick Daelmans
    20 dagen geleden

    would love to see this i20n in a drag race with the i30 and maybe a golf or an other comparable hot-hatch

  69. もこりん
    20 dagen geleden

    Please translate this into Japanese😭

  70. Seung Yoo
    Seung Yoo
    20 dagen geleden

    North America needs this !!!

  71. Kao Lor
    Kao Lor
    20 dagen geleden

    That thing is beautiful but they don't have em in the US. Smh

  72. Lamar Williams
    Lamar Williams
    20 dagen geleden

    Porsche Cayenne GT VS Lamborghini Urus drag please!!!!!!

  73. André 25
    André 25
    20 dagen geleden

    The person who designed that rear was having a stroke 😐!! UGLIEST ON ANY HYUNDAI, EVER!!!

  74. Parsa Sinaei
    Parsa Sinaei
    20 dagen geleden

    I want this and the i30n so bad

  75. gpierre90
    20 dagen geleden

    😍😍❤ I love this car, I can live with this, I do not mind the horn, reminds me of the 2004-2008 Honda Jazz. If I could I would happily trade in my 2017 i20 for this car.

  76. Valy Jallá
    Valy Jallá
    20 dagen geleden

    This Hyundai revs up when you shift up because of the fake anti-leg system, that is what I think.

  77. Phillip Smith
    Phillip Smith
    20 dagen geleden

    Me at 10am: I really like this car Me at 2pm: I’ll just have a little look in the dealership Me at 3pm: I ordered the car 😂

  78. Shang
    20 dagen geleden

    When N kicks in yo

  79. Tommaso Cais
    Tommaso Cais
    20 dagen geleden

    top quality

  80. Nandaditya Swami
    Nandaditya Swami
    21 dag geleden

    The designing team at Hyundai has been on drugs for quite a while now

  81. Roberto Castro
    Roberto Castro
    21 dag geleden

    Will this channel no longer review cars that are not sport cars or Tesla?

  82. iCon-e5
    21 dag geleden

    I like the car .... and love the before-verdict-soundtrack!!! Great choice carwow!

  83. racepnd
    21 dag geleden

    Sounds like Scooby Doo launching when t launches!!

  84. Jack Beames
    Jack Beames
    21 dag geleden

    Mk7 stage 1 fiesta st can compete with i30n tho????

  85. Adam Cave
    Adam Cave
    21 dag geleden

    Was set on getting one of these after watching this review, saved over 2k through carwow.

  86. mo m
    mo m
    21 dag geleden

    Just go ahead and buy it I would..looks like a brilliant piece of kit ..😎

  87. Adriantorero20 Nieto
    Adriantorero20 Nieto
    21 dag geleden

    Haz el Ford focus rs please

  88. Arjun A
    Arjun A
    21 dag geleden

    Our indian spec n line has jst 117 bhp 🥲

  89. Blake
    21 dag geleden

    So impressed and very happy Hyundai made an affordable, fun, hot hatch I this class. Definitely want one

    1. Guy Mcfeeters
      Guy Mcfeeters
      16 dagen geleden

      I love this car but I was slightly disturbed by Matt's mini man bun 💇‍♂️

  90. M Cunha
    M Cunha
    21 dag geleden

    Take some useless extras out, make a three door body and cut the price a little. That would be a perfect hot hatch. Do we really need 19" wheels on a B segment car?...

  91. Davor Vrki
    Davor Vrki
    21 dag geleden

    Ugly and shiti car👎

  92. Mohamed Mazin
    Mohamed Mazin
    21 dag geleden

    India gets a 1.0 turbo🤤🤤🤤

  93. Peter D Ford
    Peter D Ford
    22 dagen geleden

    Hi Matt, awesome video with an awesome car. The rev counter rising on shifts happens because it is tuned for speed and rally style racing. So in a race, if you shift up you want the revs high so you can pin the accelerator and keep the speed up. I am far from a mechanic but that is why I think it happens.

    1. Lup Ionut
      Lup Ionut
      18 dagen geleden

      I believe it has some sort of rev matching, they put this on the I30 N aswell, might be wrong tho

  94. Neil Murphy
    Neil Murphy
    22 dagen geleden

    What a shame we won't be able to get this in Ireland as it would cost to much

  95. Jagjeet Sihra
    Jagjeet Sihra
    22 dagen geleden

    Just great to see the advances in technology... Going back to the first Subaru Legacy and the Mitsubishi Evos of 89 or 90- 2.0l 4wd turbo, 235 bhp- now available in 1.6l turbo hot hatches, better brakes, better diffs, much better all around optimization of power throughout the rev range due to ignition and variable cam timings BUT no AWD or how far have we really come? Still have an awesome GC8 and a limited rally edition EVO6, those cars still here to stay. Both probably running around 260 bhp. I dislike all that power going through fwd. My two cents...😀

  96. 광해군
    22 dagen geleden

    와 디자인 이쁘네

  97. 이준수
    22 dagen geleden

    what about elantra N??

  98. Terrence Middleton
    Terrence Middleton
    22 dagen geleden

    It’s the odd ball of the 2020 i30 generation 😬 styling is questionable 🤨 not for me

  99. Thomas Worrell
    Thomas Worrell
    22 dagen geleden

    Wish this came to NA

  100. Dennis Constantinos
    Dennis Constantinos
    22 dagen geleden

    oh hell no i'd rather get the fiesta st