Hyundai has updated the colour palette of the i20 N Line. The hot hatchback is now available in a new paint shade called Starry Night, it is a single-tone paint scheme. Also, the Fiery Red colour is now offered only as a dual-tone scheme. Moreover, the Thunder Blue, Fiery Red and Thunder Blue colours are now available with a Phantom Black roof. The single-tone colour options are Thunder Blue, Polar White and Titan Grey.
There are no other changes to the i20 N Line. It starts from Rs. 9.90 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 11.97 lakhs ex-showroom. The i20 N Line is sold only through Signature outlets of Hyundai. The only direct rivals to the Hyundai i20 N Line is Volkswagen Polo GT and Tata Altroz iTurbo.
Variants and gearbox
i20 N Line is offered in two variants, there is N6 and N8. The N6 is offered only with a 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission whereas the N8 is offered with a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
i20 N Line comes in a single-engine option, it is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine that gets a direct injection. It puts out 120 PS of max power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The power and torque output is the same as the regular i20. What Hyundai has done are some other mechanical and cosmetic changes
What other upgrades?
Hyundai has added rear disc brakes to increase the stopping power. The steering has been tuned to provide more feel and feedback to the driver. The suspension setup is now stiffer so that the hatchback handles better in bends. There is also a new exhaust system that sounds sportier than the regular i20.
Hyundai has made some N Line specific changes to the exterior. There is a sportier and aggressive-looking front bumper. There is a different grille with N Line badging, red accents throughout the exterior, rear spoiler, side skirts, brake calipers coloured in red paint and twin-tip exhaust. The alloy wheels are also different, they measure 16-inches in size and get an N Line logo.
There are also some changes to the interior. It gets red accents and red stitching for a hint of sportiness. There is an N-Line specific three-spoke steering wheel and an N-Line specific gear lever. There is also red coloured ambient lighting.
More N-Line vehicles coming
When the i20 N Line was launched, Hyundai announced that they will also be doing more N Line vehicles for the Indian market. We are expecting that the next N Line vehicle from the manufacturer will be Venue.
The reason behind this is a test mule of Venue was spotted in South Korea with twin exhaust tips which leads us to believe that Hyundai was testing the N Line version of the Venue. If it comes to India, it will also come with the same mechanical upgrades as the i20 N Line. The engine and gearbox will also stay the same.