With the launch of the new i20 N Line facelift today, which starts at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom), Hyundai has widened its performance line-up in India. This all-new motorsport-inspired hatchback is less expensive than earlier, and even though the turbo-petrol engine is still there, new transmission pairings have been added to provide a more engaging experience while driving. Notably, to appeal to a wider customer base, the new i20 N Line is offered with both a manual and a DCT gearbox.
Commenting on the latest launch, Tarun Garg, COO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, ‘The i20 brand across generations has consistently set the bar in the premium hatchback segment in the country. Sporty and breathtakingly stunning, the new Hyundai i20 N Line commands attention everywhere it goes with its WRC-inspired design. Prioritizing safety as a cornerstone, the new Hyundai i20 N Line now gets a host of safety features as standard such as 6 Airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), 3-Point Seatbelts, and seatbelt reminder for all occupants. The new Hyundai i20 N Line, with its exciting athletic design and playful details, will surely set you apart in a crowd of lookalikes and will resonate profoundly with the ambitions of the young Indian buyers who wish to leave an indelible mark.’
2023 Hyundai i20 N Line Facelift: Engine and Transmission
The 1-litre turbo-petrol engine that powers the updated Hyundai i20 N Line continues to produce 118bhp and 172Nm. However, the South Korean automaker has ditched the iMT gearbox and replaced it with a genuine 6-speed manual gearbox. The only available automatic transmission is still a 7-speed DCT, which is now available with both variants. Besides, the model receives modifications to its suspension and steering characteristics. It has a stiffer suspension system than the standard model, and disc brakes can be had on each of the four wheels. The exhaust tone has also been adjusted for a sportier note.
2023 Hyundai i20 N Line Facelift: Exterior Highlights
The 2023 Hyundai i20 N Line's exterior design enhancements include the N Line badge on the grille, a red-accented revised bumper, a new front splitter, a new grille section, a pair of freshly developed 16-inch alloy wheels, a reworked rear bumper, contrasting red elements at the back, chrome garnish connecting the LED taillamps, and dual exhaust pipes. The performance-based model is sold in six monochromatic colours with the option of dual-tone shades. They are Abyss Black (New), Atlas White, Titan Gray, Thunder Blue, Starry Night, Atlas White with Abyss Black Roof, and Thunder Blue with Abyss Black Roof.
2023 Hyundai i20 N Line Facelift: Feature List
The i20 N Line's interior upgrades, however, are very limited. The cabin is all-black, with red accents on the AC vents. The feature list is similar to that of the standard i20, but it continues to come with the original N-spec three-spoke steering wheel. The package includes a wireless phone charger, automated climate control, a digital driver's display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a C-type charger (which is new here), a 7-speaker Bose audio system, sunroof, cruise control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, keyless entry with push-button start, and more.
2023 Hyundai i20 N Line Facelift: Safety Set
The standard safety feature list includes six airbags, four disc-brakes, ESC, hill-hold assist, a tyre pressure monitor (TPMS), and a reversing camera with rear parking sensors.
2023 Hyundai i20 N Line Facelift: Prices
The N6 MT of the 2023 Hyundai i20 N Line costs Rs 9,99 lakh, while the N8 MT is priced at Rs 11.22 lakh. Both the N6 DCT and the top-of-the-line N8 DCT have price tags of Rs 11.10 lakh and Rs 12.32 lakh, respectively. All mentioned prices are ex-showroom.