Hyundai has finally launched the much-awaited N Line variants of the i20. It is a sportier version of the regular i20. The N Line will be available in two variants. It is aimed towards people who want a hot hatchback and consider themselves enthusiasts. The N6 variant is priced at Rs. 9.84 lakhs, the N8 iMT costs Rs. 10.87 lakhs and the N8 DCT is priced at Rs. 11.75 lakhs. All the prices are ex-showroom. The N Line variants will only be sold through the Signature outlets of Hyundai.
Commenting on the Launch of i20 N Line, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “In our pursuit of redefining mobility experiences for our customers, Hyundai has launched the first N Line model for India. Making sporty and fun driving experiences accessible to our customers across India, we have introduced i20 N Line at an attractive price. As we continue to introduce globally advanced technologies and products to India, i20 N Line will epitomize our strong legacy and DNA into motorsport inspired styling and everyday excitement for all our customers. As India’s leading smart mobility solutions provider, i20 N Line encapsulates a host of enticing technology, engaging interiors, energetic exteriors and enthralling performance.”
Mr. S S Kim, added, “With its unique and exciting elements, i20 N Line will redefine exclusive experiences for customers. To amplify these experiences, i20 N Line will be available in 188 Signature Dealerships across India. Additionally, i20 N Line customers will also be facilitated by a Personal Mobility Advisor who will cater to a hassle free service experience and enable them with advanced facilities, becoming a single point of contact for complete peace of mind & an overall enhanced ownership experience.”
It gets the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine with direct injection. The engine puts out 120 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 172 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed intelligent Manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The automatic gearbox now also gets paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. The iMT is essentially a clutchless manual gearbox. So, it is essentially the best of both worlds. The driver will not get tired because of continuously modulating the clutch in bumper to bumper traffic and still he will be able to change the gears manually using the gear stick.
The i20 N Line comes with rear disc brakes to add stopping power. Hyundai has also tuned the steering for more feel and the suspension has been tuned for better handling. It also gets a new exhaust that sounds sportier.
Hyundai has made cosmetic changes to the exterior of the i20 so that it can be differentiated easily. It gets a different front grille with N Line badging, twin-tip exhaust, red brake calipers, rear spoiler, a different sportier bumper, red accents and different 16-inch alloy wheels with N logo.
The interior also gets red accents just like the exterior to emphasise the sportiness of the N Line. It comes with a different N Line specific gear knob and a three-spoke steering wheel. The cabin is finished in black with red stitching and now comes with red ambient lighting.