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The i10 N Line gets a host of cosmetic updates and a performance bump too
Having recently unveiled the new i10 globally, which looks rather similar to the i10 Nios on sale in India, Hyundai has showcased a sportier version of the i10 with the N Line trim. There are sportier visual cues, but this isn’t just a cosmetic job — the i10 N Line also gets a new engine that makes more power. This is the fourth Hyundai model to come with the N Line tag after the i30, i30 Fastback and the Tucson.
The i10 N Line gets a redesigned bumper and grille to make it look more aggressive, almost reminiscent of the original i30 N. It gets 16-inch alloy wheels and restyled DRLs. You can also tell it apart from the regular i10 with the N Line emblem, red ‘i10’ badging, and a fresh skid plate and diffuser. On the inside, things are suitably sportier as well. You get N Line branded steering and shift lever, and sportier cues like red air-con vent rings and pedals with a metallic finish. The seats are sportier too, for more support while driving hard.
The i10 N Line isn’t just a cosmetic job — it gets a new engine with updated outputs compared to the standard car. Under the hood is a turbocharged, direct injection petrol engine. It displaces 1-litre, making a peak power output of 98.6bhp and 172Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual. This is in addition to the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol that makes 83bhp and 118Nm from the standard car.
We will have to wait and see if Hyundai brings the N Line-spec i10 to India. Hyundai top bosses have confirmed that the N cars will eventually make their way to India, and this could possibly be the first step that they take towards more performance-oriented cars in the country.