Hyundai Motor has revealed its latest high-performance model, the all-new i20 N, a racetrack capable hot hatch inspired by the i20 WRC rally car.
The latest model joins the i30 N and i30 Fastback N among Hyundai’s high-performance line-up to satisfy performance-oriented enthusiasts.
The all-new i20 N has its roots in motorsport. It is inspired by the i20 Coupe WRC, a rally car based on a highly modified version of the road-going Hyundai i20, and thus has the same weight as the minimum weight required in FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
The exterior design of the model emphasises its high-performance nature by combining elements of Hyundai’s rallying heritage with the company’s latest Sensuous Sportiness design identity, which creates an emotional appeal for drivers.
It adds aerodynamically functional forms to the sporty and dynamic styling of its base model, the class-leading Hyundai i20, such as a 10 mm lower ground clearance.
The front is dominated by the front bumper with a larger air intake for the turbo engine. The wide radiator grille with N logo features a unique pattern inspired by a chequered flag, underlining the all-new i20 N’s racetrack capability.
Below the grille, a lip spoiler featuring Tomato Red accents further enhances the model’s performance-oriented design. This colour extends to the new side skirt and the rear, emphasising its width. Meanwhile, unique side sills reinforce the link between the front and rear of the car.
At the rear, a distinctive WRC-inspired roof spoiler enhances downforce and underscores the aerodynamic nature of the all-new i20 N so that it is fun to drive on any road and helps maintain stability even at high speeds.
A rear bumper with built-in diffuser-like elements and triangular rear fog light echo the iconic light shape found on the i30 N and i30 Fastback N. In addition, a big single exhaust emphasises the high-performance potential of the engine.
Other design highlights include front LED headlamps, while the darkened tail lamps resemble a black diamond. The all-new i20 N’s sporty credentials are further accentuated by its bespoke 18‑inch alloy wheels with a grey matte finish and N-branded brake callipers.
The all-new i20 N comes in six exterior colours including the N signature Performance Blue livery, which is exclusive to Hyundai N models, and an optional Phantom Black roof for a two-tone style. Additional Tomato Red accents further emphasise Hyundai’s motorsport DNA.
Inside, the all-new i20 N features dedicated sport seats with an integrated headrest that are unique to the all-new i20 N, as well as N steering wheel and N gear knob and sporty N metal pedals. The black interior features Performance Blue accents throughout and all‑black head lining.
The digital cluster and AVN screen include features such as the variable LED red zone, which varies according to engine oil temperature, and the shift-timing indicator, which shows the driver the best time to switch gears.
The all-new i20 N is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged GDi engine with a six-speed manual transmission (6MT). This engine is the first of a new generation to feature in a European Hyundai model, and delivers a maximum output of 204 PS and a maximum torque of 275 Nm for ultimate power delivery.
With 1,190 kg of weight just as the i20 Coupe WRC, the power-to-weight ratio is one of the best in class. The all-new i20 N delivers a maximum speed of 230 km/h, and can go from 0‑100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds.
Other motorsport-inspired features include an electric sound generator, variable muffler control for the perfect exhaust sound, as well as left-foot braking calibration, a brake pad wear indicator (PWI), and dedicated 215/40 R18 Pirelli P-Zero ultra-high-performance tyres with “HN” mark (standing for “Hyundai N”).
Hyundai’s engineers have retuned and refined the regular i20’s chassis, suspension, brakes and steering in order to deliver more agile ride and handling so that the all-new i20 N is capable of handling the thrills of the racetrack.
The all-new i20 N is equipped with Hyundai SmartSense Advanced Drivers Assistance System features and complies with the highest European safety standards. This includes features such as Forward Collision Assist City / Interurban / Pedestrian (FCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Lane Following Assist (LFA) and Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW).
The all-new i20 N comes with an optional 10.25-inch LCD touchscreen navigation system with dedicated N content, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is also available with the latest version of Bluelink, Hyundai’s state-of-the-art connected car services. This offers a wide range of Connected Car services such as Hyundai LIVE Services, Connected Routing and Last Mile Navigation, as well as remote features via the Bluelink smartphone app. Bluelink comes with a free five-year subscription.
The all-new i20 N will be available across Europe from spring 2021.
Hyundai Sime-Darby Motors (HSDM) has announced plans to launch the Hyundai Kona, Compact SUV in Q4 of 2020 and is inviting interested parties to place their bookings at any Hyundai showroom starting today.
The Kona will be a Complete Built-Up version fully imported from Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) Ulsan plant in South Korea. With the arrival of Hyundai’s Kona, the company has a total of three SUVs in its range, which includes the Tucson and the Santa Fe. The Kona rides on an all-new Compact SUV platform and it is also HSDM’s first B-segment SUV, targetted at consumers with active lifestyles.
Named after the Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Compact SUV continues Hyundai’s new design identity with an expressive and powerful front dominated by the cascading grille, the company’s signature look. The Hyundai Kona’s “urban smart armor” exterior styling features a voluminous, aggressive body complemented by a low and wide stance for great looks and confident handling in a variety of urban and adventure-oriented driving environments.
Other features include separated type composite light with the LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights, and as is characteristic of SUVs, the elevated seating position provides better visibility for drivers. A new feature is the head-up display projecting key driving information directly in the driver’s line of sight.
“We are excited about the launch of the Kona as it’s an entirely new product for us in this segment and we are reassured of a good response for the Kona. The Compact SUV is in great demand not only in Malaysia but globally as well,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.
First launched in Korea in 2017, Hyundai has sold more than 600,000 units of the Kona worldwide up until July 2020 (excluding HEV and EV variants).
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 100% sales tax exemption on new CKD cars and 50% exemption for CBU models until the end of the year, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors has revised the price list which is applicable only to 2020 models.
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors have announced that the company is now offering a “special treat” for their customers.
Customers who service their cars now at authorized HSDM centres are entitled to 20 percent off selected genuine parts and 10 percent off labour charges.
There will also be a free gift offered for all lubricant service work, or more than RM300 spent on any repair work.
“We understand that most car owners have not had the chance to drive much during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period. Even if it has been parked in the same spot for weeks, there could be oil leakages or other underlying problems that you may not be aware of. For optimal engine health, we suggest that customers bring their cars in for service to ensure that everything is in order,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors.
This service promotion is valid now until July 30, 2020.
Sime Darby Motors City Ara Damansara and all other Sime Darby Auto Hyundai (SDAH) outlets nationwide are offering irresistible deals for all new and pre-owned models from the 12th to 14th June 2020.
This 3-day special deal starting this Friday, will see customers receive big cash rebates of up to RM18,000 and complimentary accessories with the purchase of selected Hyundai models.
A large selection of pre-owned Hyundai vehicles will also on sale, in an effort to suit all budgets.
All Hyundai pre-owned cars have undergone stringent and rigorous inspection procedures to ensure they are in mint condition. All vehicles sold are less than 5 years old or have a mileage that is lower than 100,000km with only genuine parts and original engine fitted and major accident-free.
For peace of mind, Hyundai experts will also be on hand to provide a walk through the so that you are better informed before you decide on your purchase.
Making an appointment is recommended prior visiting our showroom and slots are available from 9 am to 11 pm, 11 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 3 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm.
“This limited time offer is an opportunity not to be missed if you are looking to purchase a car. Apart from the huge savings that one can enjoy, it’s also a chance for the public to experience a Hyundai model of their choice, and learn about our best-selling models such as the Grand Starex, Santa Fe and the IONIQ HEV+,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of Hyundai Sime Darby Motors.
In conjunction with Sime Darby Motors’ “Unbelievable Deals” campaign, its retail and distribution arm in Malaysia today has launched a corporate programme, providing special privileges to its corporate clients to own their dream cars at very attractive cost of ownership with exceptional benefits.
This campaign is applicable across all the brands presented under Sime Darby Motors’ retail umbrella in Malaysia namely BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, and Hyundai, as well as Sime Darby Auto Selection which retails quality pre-owned cars.
Jeffrey Gan, the Managing Director of Retail & Distribution Malaysia said, “This programme is specially curated to reward our loyal customers across Sime Darby Motors Malaysia. As exhilarating as it is rewarding, we aim to offer our customers with irresistible deals whilst ensuring their sales and after-sales needs are cared for by our passionate professionals who are dedicated in providing world-class services that exceed expectations.”
“At Sime Darby Motors Malaysia, our goal is to be your preferred mobility partner.” When asked about the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Gan responded, “We take the current situation very seriously and stand guided by the government’s policy. The safety and health of our employees, customers and business partners remain our utmost priority.”
“The automotive industry is moving towards a more digital environment to fit with the needs of our consumers. Our operating units are continuously innovating to find new ways of digitalising the car buying process; from digital showrooms and door-step test drives to contactless servicing and eventually delivering customers’ cars to their doorsteps. The digital transformation in the automotive industry is certainly opening up new opportunities for us”.
The latest generation of the company’s longest-running flagship SUV will not only feature a more charismatic exterior design, but also an updated interior which is more comfortable and premium than the current model.
In order to build the hype, Hyundai released a teaser image which reveals several new design features, including the combined front grille and daytime running light (DRL), as part of the new Integrated Architecture.
And then we have the wide grille which gives the new Santa Fe a fiercer look, while the geometric pattern on the grille adds a stereoscopic aspect. There is also the new T-shaped DRL that complete the rugged character and make the new Santa Fe recognizable even from a distance. Looks like a snake, doesn’t it?
Among other enhancements, Hyundai will also introduce a new electrified powertrain line-up, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid options for the first time.
In addition, the new Santa Fe will be the first Hyundai model in Europe and first Hyundai SUV globally based on the all-new third-generation Hyundai vehicle platform. The new platform allows for significant improvements in performance, handling and safety, as well as facilitating electrified powertrains.
The new Santa Fe will be available in Europe starting September 2020. More information will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) today launched its i30 N high-performance 5-door hot hatch, which will officially go on sale exclusively on Lazada Malaysia during its 12.12 Grand Year End Sale.
Limited to only 20 units, the i30 N will be available for pre-order from 2 December, through Lazada’s Chup Dulu pre-order feature.
“Chup Dulu” enables shoppers to enjoy exclusive deals and unbeatable prices on selected items by paying a deposit via the Lazada app to reserve the items.
From 2 to 11 December, shoppers can “Chup” their Hyundai i30 N by paying a 50% deposit on the booking fee of RM2,000 (RM1,000) via the Lazada app.
Simply check-out and pay the balance of the booking fee (RM1,000) from 12 to 14 December to secure the booking. The deposit is non-refundable if the full booking fee payment is not completed.
Buyers will then be contacted by a Hyundai representative to proceed to purchase their vehicle at their preferred Hyundai showroom. The 20 shoppers who successfully complete payment of the full booking fee (RM2,000) and receive loan approval for their vehicle will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Korea for an exclusive track day experience.
The i30 N is Hyundai’s first true high-performance car, developed to debut the N division and redefine the way in which the world views our vehicles.
Priced at RM298,888 (Peninsula Malaysia, excluding insurance), the complete built-up i30 N Performance model is powered by a 2.0 T-GDI turbocharged engine which delivers up to 275 PS and 353 Nm torque.
Paired to the engine is a 6-speed manual gearbox which sends power exclusively to the front wheels.
Key features on the Hyundai i30 N Performance include 19-inch alloy wheels, Red Brake Caliper with N logo, Driver and Front Passenger Seat with Electric Adjustments, Faux Suede & Leather Seat Trim, five drive modes to choose from, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), an Electronic Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD), sound, steering and rev-matching, Launch Control, a newly developed instrument cluster with a floating 8-inch screen, as well as a generous list of safety features.
That being said, the i30 N is entitled to a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty. It is available for viewing at Sime Darby Auto Hyundai Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur.
The Mpire Group has just successfully launched their Mpire Asia 3S centre at Glenmarie and the all new Foton View C2 5.4 meter panel van and the Foton CS2 L 6 meter 18-seater window van in Malaysia.
Mpire Group thanks YB Tuan Tan Kok Wai, Malaysian special envoy to China and Datuk Aishah Ahmad, MAA President who together graced and officiated the event. A big thank you also goes to Mr. Khoo Kah Chin, President of KL & Selangor Used car and Credit Companies Association and the top management from Foton International who attended the event.