About R5

Established in late 2015, the R5 program is a key pillar of our Customer Racing department, whose role it is to enhance Hyundai’s global motorsport image. Utilising all the technology and expertise gained from competing in the WRC, Customer Racing shows Hyundai’s sporting and high-performance credentials to new fans around the world.

The R5 category itself was introduced in 2012 by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), motorsport’s governing body, intended to become the second tier of world rallying. It has become one of the most competitive categories of world motorsport, hosting cars built by many of the world’s more prominent manufacturers.

Accommodating privateer teams, the category offers affordability through strict cost-capping of cars and components, while producing a high performance rally car that is at home on the stages.

In line with the class regulations, our four-wheel drive New Generation i20 R5 weighs 1,230kg and is equipped with a 1,6 litre, turbo charged engine, fitted to a 32mm air restrictor and a five-speed sequential gearbox.



New Generation i20 R5

New Generation i20 R5

We are proud to present the New Generation i20 R5. Designed to compete in international, regional and national rally championships, the NG i20 R5 is the first car designed, developed and delivered by our Customer Racing department.

First tested in January 2016, after nine months of extensive testing around Europe, the New Generation i20 R5 made its competitive debut in the WRC2 class at Tour de Corse. The car was immediately competitive against the established names in the category. In the hands of a privateer our car took its first stage wins on an international rally in only its second outing and claimed a first WRC2 stage win at Wales Rally GB 2016.

As the number of customers taking the car onto the rally stages of the world continues to increase there are further successes ahead for our New Generation i20 R5.