Hyundai i10 N Rendering Looks Hot, Would Make a Good Up! GTI Rival

Are small cars making a comeback? Probably not, as Fiat is pulling the 500 from the American market, it's clear that the little rascal has no appeal there, and neither would a similarly sized Hyundai.
Hyundai i10 N Rendering Looks Hot, Would Make a Good Up! GTI Rival 1 photo
Photo: X-Tomi Design
The i10 is a stranger to these parts of the world, but you can basically view it as the Accent's little brother that measures under 12 feet long and is affordable to buy. The new model just came out this week too, and it probably owes its existence to the Indian market where we understand it's relatively popular.

However, it's Europe where it faces its strongest rivals, such as the above-mentioned Fiat, the rear-engined smart or three sisters from Volkswagen. And how is Hyundai going to stand out and have even a sliver of profit? One possibility would be a hot N model.

You heard that right, a powerful version of a car the size of a shoebox. A prototype for of the i10 was spotted earlier this month with two exhaust pipes, and while that doesn't automatically make it an n model, it's a good indication that Hyundai is looking to offer something it never has before.

Now, for the record, a normal i10 either has about 67 HP from a 1-liter engine or 84 via the 1.2-liter. And for a potential sports model, there are only two powertrains available. One would be a 1-liter turbo which in the i30 compact makes 120 HP, the other a 1.4 turbo with 140 or 150 HP.

We'll leave it up to you to decide which is the most likely to fit the tiny toy while we contemplate the rendering created by X-Tomi Design. His vision of the i10 N features the now trademark combination of Performance Blue paint, black cladding, and a few red stripes. He even shrunk down the wheels and brakes of the i30 N for maximum impact.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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