Hyundai i20 N prototype shows up for winter-testing

STOCKHOLM: Northern Sweden played host to the i20 N prototype recently with Hyundai Motorsport’s World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Thierry Neuville at its helm.

The i20 N, inspired by the i20 WRC and RM19, still dons its camouflage while on a frozen lake in Arjeplog, Sweden, as it gets put through its paces at the popular winter testing ground for automotive manufacturers.

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The year-round deep cold makes it the perfect place for testing vehicles in extreme weather conditions. Some days, the temperature can drop to -30 degrees Celsius.

Hyundai tests its cars in harsh climates to make sure its vehicles can still perform in extreme weather conditions.

From searing summer heat to icy winter roads, it says its vehicles must be able to function in every climate condition in Europe.

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In this test, Hyundai wanted to evaluate the reliability of the vehicles under extreme cold, as well as test their performance in motorsport-like conditions.

The high speeds and sharp turns put the vehicles under a high amount of mechanical stress to prove their capabilities in tough conditions.

Development of the i20 N for Europe continues and follows in the footsteps of the i30 N and i30 Fastback N which means this little hot hatch from the Republic of Korea will be racetrack capable and street legal.

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