Hyundai i20N review: is this 201bhp hot hatch a match for the Fiesta ST? | Top Gear

Welcome to one of 2021’s easiest-to-understand new cars: the Hyundai i20N. This isn’t a niche-busting crossover-urban-SUV hotchpotch with a hybrid propulsion system. Nope, this is old-school. It’s a 201bhp little hot hatch with big potential. But will it be a match for a Fiesta ST? Top Gear Magazine’s Head of Testing, Ollie Marriage, has hit the road and track to find out…
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  • Yaris over i20 any day!

    S EllahiS EllahiDag sedan
  • Not exactly like the polo gti probably a bit powerful and fun to drive but that’s what I believe it mimics 🤷🏿‍♂️

    Foster KorantengFoster Koranteng3 dagar sedan
  • but not better then a Dacia

    Lineage2ErtheiaLineage2Ertheia3 dagar sedan
  • The toyota yaris gr smashed this.... like nothing before

    Dukey FraserDukey Fraser3 dagar sedan
  • vs BMW M140i...

    Roland GibbsRoland Gibbs6 dagar sedan
  • Japanci i koreanci fantastični

    Siniša JakusSiniša Jakus7 dagar sedan
  • Αμαξαραα

    Giannis DiamantisGiannis Diamantis9 dagar sedan
  • affordable fun car, thumbs up

    SpacemanXviioSpacemanXviio9 dagar sedan
  • Getting rid of the dual mass flywheel and making it a single mass would be a start to a better reving engine. And it would help in using the rev limiter that destroys the dual mass flywheel workings. To bad Hyundai doesn't have a 1.8 liter, or tuned the 1.6 to 225hp/230 ftlbs of torque.

    Ted TednessTed Tedness9 dagar sedan
  • It's not the engine internals that make it feel like the revs aren't dropping quick enough, it's an emissions trick to hang the revs in decel to prevent production of NOx gasses. I know what you mean, when rotational mass is high it feels like there is mechanical drag preventing the engine from revving freely but in modern cars it's often am emissions deal. Some do it more than others, my mk7.5 Fiesta ST does it noticeably, there are some ECU tuners who can take some of that out but often a lot of it is baked in and can't be removed. So unless you do a standalone ECU no way around it often.

    Rene HourianRene Hourian9 dagar sedan
  • Doesn't matter if it has 500 or even 1000hp; it's still a pathetic Hyundai.

    Miljörör för SpråkpartietMiljörör för Språkpartiet9 dagar sedan
  • "5 foot 9 and spacious", well no wonder, you little man

    Zirma LiZirma Li10 dagar sedan
  • Aw it cocked it’s bum like me when I fart

    G RodriguezG Rodriguez10 dagar sedan
  • Not allowed to be tested against one of its direct competitors is like saying "yes, we know it's worse".

    ActionHeinzActionHeinz13 dagar sedan
  • Sorry, the GR is better.

    Daniel Le FevreDaniel Le Fevre13 dagar sedan
  • I ordered one 😁 Can not wait to take it for the ride 🥺

    Kamil RakKamil Rak14 dagar sedan
  • Ford is better than Hyundai

    ali fuat ırgalali fuat ırgal15 dagar sedan
  • A great little car...the only problem I have is after working for Hyundai South Africa and having seen the diabolical business ethics and practices of the company I would NEVER EVER buy anything with that badge on it...

    C AC A16 dagar sedan
  • I bet the design will scare away some potential buyers

    Aldo MandovaniAldo Mandovani16 dagar sedan
  • I'd take it over an st anyday

    Toby ScorerToby Scorer17 dagar sedan
  • who is this guy?????

    Dmitriy AryeDmitriy Arye19 dagar sedan
  • 현대 , 기아는 번호판 , 실내등 LED 벌브에 인색..

    atarileeatarilee19 dagar sedan
  • Did he just say "high-undai"?

    Karthic NairKarthic Nair19 dagar sedan
  • They have no heritage or brand image to sell their performance cars like VW, RenaultSport, Ford RS etc. Volkswagen have proven with a number of generations of the Golf that they can stick the GTI badge on a soggy turd and the sheep will queue up to buy one anyway. Hyundai doesn't have that luxury, so the products have to do all the selling. Mediocrity, like a mk4 Golf GTI for example, won't do. I absolutely love my i30N. Image aside, which I don't care about, it's bloody brilliant.

    Limpet 7RLimpet 7R20 dagar sedan
  • The Super Power! i20N🔝👑🏆

    Jay ChavdaJay Chavda20 dagar sedan
  • Release date for UK?

    Adamp1324Adamp132421 dag sedan
  • 1:46 someone has to mention this moment.

    お拖把茶お拖把茶22 dagar sedan
  • Nope thats not top gear

    TheMilukTheMiluk22 dagar sedan
  • 00:11 terrible gripping

    Cenap BabaCenap Baba22 dagar sedan
  • Has to be one of the ugliest cars I’ve ever seen

    Snute7Snute722 dagar sedan
  • I think it needs negative 1 camber angle on rear wheels and it will be perfect

    Khalid AlaaKhalid Alaa22 dagar sedan
  • Great little car

    M IM I23 dagar sedan
  • Love the look of this car and looks Way cooler and better then the existing or new version of the i30n, the shape of the front end, the rear end, the design of the wheels, it looks absolutely awesome. It is No Yaris GR though and unfortunately seems pretty slow.

    BittermanBitterman23 dagar sedan
  • The Hyundai is so ugly, it even makes the Fiesta look good next to it lol.

    RainbowRainbow23 dagar sedan
  • ST all the way! 🖐🤪🤚

    Jed RyanJed Ryan23 dagar sedan
  • The i20N is by far faster than the Fiesta on a track. Wakefield Track in Australia it was even driven faster than the Yaris GR (non rallye Version)

    Baz00kaBaz00ka23 dagar sedan
  • Hyundai Engines are the best.... ✌️

    Ashish SharmaAshish Sharma23 dagar sedan
  • You should be on the telly...

    Yan Da CostaYan Da Costa23 dagar sedan
  • The design of this car is a total mess especially the rear

    Mave rickMave rick23 dagar sedan
  • Why does this looks so similar to veloster?

    Ball is lifeBall is life24 dagar sedan
  • Wish America got the i20!

    Robbie RayburnRobbie Rayburn24 dagar sedan
  • It's got a mechanical differential...🤔

    Richie BtimeRichie Btime24 dagar sedan
  • who's he?

    Stewart BoydStewart Boyd24 dagar sedan
  • Looks shit

    Adam GriffithsAdam Griffiths24 dagar sedan
    • no

      Gagumon -Gagumon -20 dagar sedan
  • How much safe it it...😂 much its got in ncap..saftey test

    sandeep sharmasandeep sharma24 dagar sedan
  • Had to stop watching the video because he keeps mispronouncing Hyundai to a point where it gets so annoying

    Rubo StarsRubo Stars25 dagar sedan
  • I find this car quite interesting in today's Pathetic scenario made of electric and ibirid SUVs with automatic Gears...and 3 cylinder cars.

    Paco SanchezPaco Sanchez25 dagar sedan
  • Good review but Hyundai is pronounced "han-de" not "hay-un-dey". Would love to see a 3-way test of Veloster N, I20 N, I30 N.

    GroaznicGroaznic26 dagar sedan
  • what i dont understand is, he says the hand brake doesnt do very much but in a german video they do wounders with the handbrake, also here it says the sound isnt good but also in the german video they say the sound is good and real, im confused.

    Paulo MatiasPaulo Matias26 dagar sedan
    • Agree. Reviewers seems to disagree quite a bit on central points. Also some say the suspension is super hard and punishing others that its perfectly fine. Some say it sounds better than fiesta St... Confusing. I want to know how easy it oversteer.

      ShadowPlayShadowPlay26 dagar sedan
  • Perfect design!

    Bence SzendiBence Szendi26 dagar sedan
  • The history repeat itself. Hot hatches are rising again.

    Ömer ÇetinÖmer Çetin27 dagar sedan
  • Way prettier than the ST

    Wrist CandyWrist Candy27 dagar sedan
  • Just to make sure that Hyundai 'N' stands for Nurburgring and Namyang

    Y00NIVERSEY00NIVERSE27 dagar sedan
  • I love i20 and vw polo ❤

    Viraj bikers zoneViraj bikers zone27 dagar sedan
  • Nice car but Chris Harris this man is not....

    paulzx10paulzx1027 dagar sedan
  • Really nice looking bit of kit, it’s a shame only Ford (and the limited run Yaris) make a 3 door hatchback these days though, we don’t all need rear doors

    Tom LloydTom Lloyd28 dagar sedan
  • It'd be interesting to see how this does against an old EP3 Type R or Clio 182

    staggabobstaggabob28 dagar sedan
  • Take the Hyundai over the Fiesta anyday ,this car gives you a lot for a very affordable price ,sure that with a few tweaks on the electronics and turbo ,and the better tires ,it will be a little monster.

    hector herberthector herbert28 dagar sedan
  • I'm surprised by my own reaction to this video -- increasingly I want to see EV reviews, see EV progress. But I'd love a Hyundai i20N... but then that feels like a flashback to a previous time...shouldn't I want a cool EV instead? Torn. But nice car!

    Alan CouldreyAlan Couldrey28 dagar sedan
  • 1200kg and 201hp is ok but not amazing, should be 1050kg

    Doug WhiteDoug White28 dagar sedan
  • If only we got any 'I' vehicles in the US, nope. We get the Veloster N and Elantra N. At least they're both offered with a 8spd wet DCT or manual. I really think the I20N & I30N fastback would sell well in the States. Nice looking and performing little HH Hyundai (Albert Biermann) has developed.

    Tech PappeeTech Pappee28 dagar sedan
  • How could you possibly think an LSD isn't necessary in a sporty FF? It's like one of the basics

    Mil0Mil029 dagar sedan
  • Brutal!!!!!!

    otero oterootero otero29 dagar sedan
  • It's pronounce Hyundai- Hunday

    Laloo LhouvumLaloo LhouvumMånad sedan
  • Just ordered my St3 because why would I want to be seen in a Hyundai xD

    Michael CaslinMichael CaslinMånad sedan
  • Garbage car

    abdullah alobaidaniabdullah alobaidaniMånad sedan
  • Your tone reminds me of Dr Lipschitz, a therapist from the legendary series "SUITS"

    GuruGuruMånad sedan
  • Far better looking than the Fiesta. Another good effort from Hyundai.

    Sly DoodSly DoodMånad sedan
  • rear lights are identical to Lexus IS500

    JΛMΛJΛMΛMånad sedan
  • Better than Ford is just impossible

    NettunoNettunoMånad sedan
  • Nice review! Please note it's pronounced "hyun-dae" not "hi-yun-die".

    Jack LeeJack LeeMånad sedan
  • I do like Hyundai's styling. They can actually make good-looking mainstream cars.

    Farhan Ahmad TajuddinFarhan Ahmad TajuddinMånad sedan
  • Cool car but the back is so ugly man...

    Josip MalčićJosip MalčićMånad sedan
  • Pretty sure the rev hang issues are with engine tuning, since this engine in the Elantra N with the DCT does not have the same issue

    OteroOteroMånad sedan
  • 0:53 Cheeky Sugar Loaf in the background

    Ellis ThomasEllis ThomasMånad sedan
  • About the same as my 4 year SEAT Ibiza Cupra.

    Sønderport StationSønderport StationMånad sedan
  • ppl buy suvs and crossovers

    YUF TUFYUF TUFMånad sedan
  • ust buy an electric car it is faster than this

    YUF TUFYUF TUFMånad sedan
    • same price??? haha

      Gagumon -Gagumon -Månad sedan
  • Pegeout 208 лучше

    Tutu 74Tutu 74Månad sedan
  • Fumming how we don't get this in NA

    Kao LorKao LorMånad sedan
  • I'd still take the Fiesta. From front on the lights look a bit low for my liking.

    Peter SimsPeter SimsMånad sedan
  • is it just me or are all new cars starting to look like mobile phones?

    Aabhas TandonAabhas TandonMånad sedan
  • I like the way he say "Hyundai"

    Keanu BesasKeanu BesasMånad sedan
  • The problem with this car is that there are too many badge haters from where I lived. It's ridiculous. "Korean this, Korean that," such uneducated people.

    sonyviva308sonyviva308Månad sedan
  • Rabadged gr yaris

    MubinMubinMånad sedan
  • 3 Doors please...

    Sr. DSr. DMånad sedan
  • Yaris GR or hyundai i20N?

    Hari SubagiyoHari SubagiyoMånad sedan
  • It looks like another proper driver’s car ! The ST finally getting some real competition! The 3 Cylinder ST still sounds better though 👊

    Chirpy WigginsChirpy WigginsMånad sedan
  • is better From Clio rs? also y know price approximatly?

    • @Edward Garnett so expensive? 28-30 here in greece has the i30N

    • They saying 20-25k

      Edward GarnettEdward GarnettMånad sedan
  • Just bought a Fiesta ST Edition. Really like the I20N, looks good, drives well. Just couldnt stand the digital cockpit but thats all I can find. Great job hyundai

    Icke BinsIcke BinsMånad sedan
  • No

    Mayur borahMayur borahMånad sedan
  • *highundie*

    dsmproject95dsmproject95Månad sedan
  • Thank God, not a single "old top gear" comments. Finally people have moved on.

    noreworksnoreworksMånad sedan
  • and the US doesn't get it again.

    Andrew MAndrew MMånad sedan
  • Buy a Yaris GR . League's ahead..

    Elley1970 ElleyElley1970 ElleyMånad sedan
    • @Jonathan White you're right, Yaris is way better 😉

      Elley1970 ElleyElley1970 ElleyMånad sedan
    • Different segment and different price point, there is no comparison.

      Jonathan WhiteJonathan WhiteMånad sedan
  • Indian i 20 118 bhp , why hyundai

    ExplorerExplorerMånad sedan
  • I didnt know Stanley Tucci reviewed cars!

    Jack'o all TradesJack'o all TradesMånad sedan
  • I want one, not the ugly Veloster

    Smartyrdumb ?Smartyrdumb ?Månad sedan
  • both of them are crap car's

    bright eyesbright eyesMånad sedan
  • Just like new Lada 👌🤣🤣

    Igor IgorIgor IgorMånad sedan