The Hyundai i20 N Line has been showcased and is scheduled for a launch early next month. The new sporty hatchback packs uprated mechanical bits and aggressive styling over the standard i20.
Hyundai India has taken the wraps off its first N Line car. The new Hyundai i20 N Line gets its fair share of cosmetic enhancements, along with a few mechanical upgrades. Hyundai will retail the new Hyundai i20 N Line through their Signature outlets. The company has started accepting bookings for the car.
At a token amount of Rs 25,000, the sports hatch can be booked at Hyundai’s Signature dealerships or the brand's online portal. An official price announcement has been scheduled for September 2, 2021. Hyundai will offer a standard five-year warranty, along with a three-year roadside assistance package. Expect the prices to start at Rs 12.5 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.
To begin with cosmetic changes, the i20 N Line gets a sporty bumper, with an accentuated lip. The grille has been redesigned, and the unit now gets a sporty chequered flag pattern. Similar bumper profiling can be observed on the rear. Also, there are sporty side skirts and a newly styled roof spoiler. The C-pillar gets winglets on either side, which enhance the aerodynamic abilities of the car.
There are N Line badges on the grille, fender, and boot lid. The alloy wheels are 16-inch in size – the same size as the standard i20’s wheels – and have a new diamond-cut design. The front brake callipers have been painted red to add a sporty touch. There are a total of six colour options to chose from, out of which two are dual-tone paint schemes.
Inside, the cabin features sporty front seats with chequered flag pattern – the same as the grille at the front. The steering wheel sports a new three-spoke design, with an N Line badge at the bottom. The automatic variants get paddle shifters, while sporty gear-shifter, with red highlights, is standard in all variants. The dashboard, door cards, and seats have a touch of red highlights too. The multimedia system includes a seven-speaker Bose surround sound system, along with a 10.25-inch infotainment system.
The mechanicals of the i20 N Line has been upgraded too. The engine is the same 1.0-litre turbo petrol three-cylinder unit that is found in the standard car and in the state of tune. It produces 118bhp and 172Nm of torque. The mechanical bits, however, are different. Hyundai has worked upon the suspension units and steering geometry of the sportier hatchback. Hyundai claims that the i20 N Line offers a stiffer ride and improved handling.
The standard i20 gets drum brake assembly in the rear but the i20 N Line gets the uprated disc brake units. There are two gearboxes on offer, a six-speed iMT and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. A proper manual transmission layout has been given a miss in the new i20 N Line.