Hyundai India has upped its game and has officially entered the affordable sporty segment! The i20 N Line has made its debut in India kick-starting an all-new vertical for the brand.
Hyundai’s first product with the N Line badge has made its official debut in India. The Hyundai i20 N Line has been launched for prices starting at Rs 9.84 lakh (ex-showroom) and the new sporty hatchback will be available in three variants.
Following is the variant wise price breakup of the new i20 N Line:
Hyundai i20 N Line N6 iMT: Rs 9.84 lakh (ex-showroom)
Hyundai i20 N Line N8 iMT: Rs 10.87 lakh (ex-showroom)
Hyundai N Line N8 DCT: Rs 11.75 lakh (ex-showroom)
Hyundai i20 N Line N8 DCT (dual-tone): Rs 11.90 lakh (ex-showroom)
The i20 N line packs a substantial change over the standard hatchback. The first thing to observe is an aggressive body kit. The bumpers and side skirts on the N line model have been re-profiled. Other bits include a sporty spoiler with winglets on either C-pillar. The insides have been given a sporty treatment that is evident on the seats, and steering wheel.
The i20 N Line also packs a few mechanical upgrades over the standard car. Hyundai has fixed 30 per cent stiffer dampers in the i20 N Line compared to the standard i20. The rear drum brakes have been swapped for a disc brake assembly in the i20 N Line. Hyundai has reworked the exhaust system and the N Line version of the i20 has a very raspy growl in its exhaust note.
The engine is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit – borrowed from the standard hatchback – that comes paired with a six-speed iMT or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The i20 N Line puts out 118bhp and 172Nm, the same as the standard car, but the automatic variant of the i20 N Line gets paddle shifters that have been missing from the automatic variant of the standard car.
The Hyundai i20 N Line essentially rivals the GT variant of the Volkswagen Polo. The German hatchback packs a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, and a six-speed torque converter automatic. The Volkswagen Polo GT is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) which is substantially lower than the Hyundai i20 N Line.