Get ready for some juicier-looking Hyundai models as the company has confirmed its N Line range of cars for India. The i20 will be the first model to get N Line treatment in the country, and it'll be launched soon.
Enthusiasts, rejoice! Hyundai has officially announced the arrival of its sporty N Line range of cars into the country. In a statement released by the company, Hyundai has confirmed that its first-ever N Line badged car in India will hit the showroom floors in 2021. Subsequently, Hyundai will bring more N Line versions to our market in the future.
Although the N Line cars will get sporty updates over their regular counterparts, most of the stuff will be limited to design and visual appeal. Don’t confuse N Line cars with the real full-blown N cars, which come with performance upgrades for the chassis, suspension, engine, and so on. However, it won’t be bad if Hyundai India decides to bring the N versions to the country later on. At the same time, if Hyundai decides to tweak the suspension, brakes, et al, for the N Line versions in India., well, that won't be a problem either!
The first car to be sold under the N Line sub-brand in India will be the i20. The i20 N Line is expected to feature a sporty N Line body kit, N Line wheels, different grille design, and wider bumpers at the front and rear, along with twin tailpipes – we’re hoping they pack a juicier sounding exhaust. Inside, the i20 N Line will get a similar N Line treatment – black seats with contrast stitching, N badges on the steering, seats, dashboard, and gear lever, and it’ll also get stainless steel pedals.
The i20 N Line will come powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol unit as the standard car. Power output and torque are expected to be unchanged from 118bhp and 172Nm. At the moment, the regular i20 Turbo is only offered with either a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed clutchless manual transmission (IMT). There’s no ‘proper’ manual for enthusiasts on offer as of now. Most likely, this won’t change with the N Line version. We’ll be happy to be proved wrong though!