India-spec Hyundai i20 N Line unveiled, bookings open
Hyundai had earlier announced its intentions of bringing the N Line sub-brand to India, and it is finally here. The India-spec Hyundai i20 N Line has now been unveiled and bookings are open. The i20 N Line gets slightly sportier styling, new paint schemes, sportier interiors and slight mechanical upgrades in addition to the smattering of N logos it gets around the car. The i20 N Line marks the debut of the N Line sub-brand in India, with more models slated to arrive in the near future.
Hyundai i20 N Line Design
On the outside, the Hyundai i20 N Line isn’t too different from the regular i20, but it gets sporty bits and tweaks for differentiation. Hyundai says the i20 N Line gets motorsports-inspired design cues, which begins with the chequered flag-inspired grille flaunting the N Line logo, while the bumpers receive a dual-tone treatment and Athletic Red inserts.
The i20 N Line also sports 16-inch wheels with Diamond-cut alloy rims featuring the N logo on the hub, along with brake calipers finished in red. In addition to this, it also gets a sporty rear spoiler, a twin-tip muffler, and an exclusive N Line emblem on the tailgate.
The interiors too receive a few tweaks. The pedals are now finished in metal, along with a three-spoke steering with the N logo, and the gear knob also receives the N logo as well. The N Line branding is very obvious, with the N logos on the seats, red stitching, and the red ambient light. The DCT variant now gets paddle shifters as well.
Hyundai i20 N Line Powertrain and Gearbox
The Hyundai i20 N Line is available solely with the 1-litre turbo GDi petrol, which is also available on the regular i20. This engine produces 118bhp and 172Nm, and is paired to either a 7-speed DCT automatic, or a 6-speed iMT gearbox. There is no manual on offer. Hyundai claims the i20 N Line completes a 0-100kmph run in just 9.9 seconds, and if you are worried about fuel economy at this point, please hold on. Hyundai is claiming a fuel economy figure of 20kmpl for the iMT, and 20.25kmpl for the automatic. The i20 N Line’s drivetrain may have remained the same but it has got performance upgrades to the chassis. Hyundai engineers claim the dampers are stiffer, while the steering has been revised with more weight to make it more engaging. The i20 N Line also gets rear disc brakes (the regular i20 gets drums) which should give it better stopping power and a sportier exhaust note.
Hyundai i20 N Line Features and Equipment
As with most Hyundai cars, the i20 N Line packs an extensive equipment list. You get a wireless charging pad with cooling function, cruise control, paddle shifters, automatic headlamps, puddle lamps with welcome message, remote control, navigation, smartphone connectivity, voice recognition commands, a voice-enabled sunroof, tyre pressure monitoring system, rear AC vents, and a 7-speaker Bose audio system among many others. There is also a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system through which the Hyundai BlueLink system can be accessed and also displays a wide range of information such as real-time vehicle tracking, real-time traffic information, geo-fence alert, valet alert, speed alert, time-fencing alert, and the list goes on.
Safety kit includes six airbags, hill start assist, electronic stability control, vehicle and stability management.
Hyundai i20 N Line Price and Variants
The prices of the Hyundai i20 N Line remain unknown for now, but we expect that to change soon with the launch just around the corner. Hyundai offers the i20 N Line in four monotone colour options, including a new Thunder Blue, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, and Polar White, along with two dual-tone colour options as well. The i20 N Line is available in two variants, and we can expect it to command a slight premium over the regular i20. The regular i20 turbo GDi petrol is priced between Rs 8.81 lakh to Rs 11.4 lakh (ex-showroom), and we can expect prices for the i20 N Line to start from Rs 12.10 lakh (ex-showroom).