Hyundai has just unveiled the N Line version of the i20. It gets a lot of cosmetic changes over the standard i20 but comes with the same turbo petrol engine. There are some mechanical changes also. The pricing of the i20 N Line will be revealed in September but you can now book the N Line for Rs. 25,000 at the dealership. The N Line variants will be sold only through Hyundai’s Signature outlets. There are currently 118 outlets in over 97 cities.
The engine for the i20 N Line stays the same. So, it is a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that comes with direct injection. The engine puts out 120 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 172 Nm. You can get the N Line with a 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Hyundai is now also offering paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel if you get the automatic transmission. Hyundai is claiming a fuel efficiency figure of 20 kmpl for iMT gearbox and 20.25 kmpl for the DCT gearbox.
Mechanical changes include a retuned suspension to offer better handling dynamics. The steering wheel is also different should offer more weight and feedback and also gets 30 percent more damping. Hyundai has also added rear disc brakes to enhance the stopping power and there is also a different exhaust that sounds sportier.
Feature additions include Electronic Stability Control even on the iMT gearbox. There is Hill assist control and Vehicle Stability Management on board too. Hyundai is offering 6 airbags with the N Line. The manufacturer is claiming that the i20 N Line should be able to hit a ton in 9.9 seconds.
There are loads of cosmetic changes to the exterior as well as the interior. It no2 gets red highlights all over. The front lip and side skirts are finished in red. The front and rear bumpers are more aggressive. The front grille is also different and gets N Line badging. The rear bumper gets a faux diffuser and twin-tip exhaust. There is also a rear spoiler. The alloy wheels still measure 16-inches in size but are new, look sportier and get the N logo instead of Hyundai’s logo. It now also gets red brake calipers.
The interior gets a host of upgrades. There is leather upholstery with red stitching with N logo and chequered flag design. There are red highlights on the automatic climate control, AC vents, gear selector and the leather steering wheel gets red stitching. The iMT transmission gets a new gear knob which is exclusive to N Line. The steering wheel is also new and is a three-spoke unit. We have seen this steering wheel on the international N Line vehicles. The cabin gets an all-black theme and red ambient lighting.
Other features stay the same. So, there is a digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, cruise control, wireless charger, 7-speaker Bose sound system etc.