In order to prepare for an all-electric era, the 2022 World Rally Championship (WRC) will
introduce a new set of technical regulations known as the “Rally1.” For the first time in the WRC history, the Rally1 cars will use a hybrid drivetrain and they will have to travel in electric-only mode on specific road sections.
Hyundai is the first one to announce its Rally1 contender with a few weeks before
the season’s start later this month. The car – the i20 N Rally1 – is based on the road-going version i20 N, but it has been developed from the ground up to accommodate the new hybrid setup.