Hyundai i20 N Line derives power from a 1.0-litre three-pot turbo T-GDi petrol engine producing 120 PS maximum power and 172 Nm
Following a set of teasers, Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has today unveiled the N Line spec i20 and it will go on sale in September and be exclusively retailed through 188 ‘Signature’ outlets across 97 cities. The i20 received its new generation last year and it has been fairly successful with it but the competition in the premium hatchback segment is on the up due to the rise in popularity of the Tata Altroz.
The Hyundai i20 N Line will certainly help in expanding the range further. In the domestic scene, it will be made available in a total of two variants namely N6 and N8, and the i20 N Line will likely be based on the range-topping Asta grade. It is one of the eleven N Line models Hyundai sells in the international arena and it will be available in multiple colour schemes.
They are Fiery Red with Black Roof, Thunder Blue, Fiery Red, Titan Grey, Thunder Blue with Black Roof and Polar White. The Hyundai i20 N Line comes with a number of exterior updates to differentiate itself from the regular model and gets N Line badging and accents both inside and out with the overall inspired by the brand’s WRC programme.
The front fascia boasts a sleeker-looking redesigned bumper along with N Line badging on the sporty chequered flag inspired grille with aggressive bonnet lines. It features a set of 17-inch two-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels with red callipers as in the international-spec model. It also has a contrasting roof finish giving a dual-tone exterior appearance.
The rear can be distinguished from the standard model with the availability of a restyled bumper, dual exhaust pipes and a faux rear diffuser. On the inside, the Hyundai i20 N Line gains an all-black theme with N Line specific inserts and contrast seat stitching to accentuate its sporty appeal. The N Line accents can also be seen on the multi-functional steering wheel and gear lever and a total of 31 accessories are offered.
As for the performance, the South Korean auto major will stick with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing around 120 PS maximum power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine equipped variants are priced between Rs. 8.81 lakh and Rs. 11.40 lakh (ex-showroom) currently.
The features list comprises chequered flag design leather seats with N logo, contrast red interior highlights, disc brakes on all four wheels, electronic stability control, hill assist control, vehicle stability management, seven-speaker Bose premium audio, 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation, BlueLink connectivity options and so on.
Expect the Hyundai N Line to sit at the top of the range. The powertrain is linked with a six-speed iMT transmission as standard while a seven-speed dual-clutch auto is an option – 20 kmpl and 20.25 kmpl claimed mileage respectively. Mechanically, the suspension has been firmed up to avail committed handling characteristics and the throttle could be tuned to be more responsive. The exhaust system has also been tuned for a sportier note.