Hyundai India places the stepping stone of its N journey in India with the i20 N-Line. Hyundai i20 N-Line gets motorsport-inspired styling cues derived from rally-spec N models. Not only that, changes have been made to the suspension, brakes, steering and exhaust as well. Prices will be announced next week and bookings are now open at select Signature dealerships at a token amount of Rs 25,000.
Talking about the exteriors, the i20 N-Line gets sporty red inserts on the front lip spoiler, side skirts and rear bumper. The front bumper gets a new chequered-flag grille with N-Line badging and a new casing for the fog lamps. Hyundai has also added new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with red brake callipers and N-Line badging on the side fenders. On to the rear, we get the dual-tip exhaust, roof spoiler with side extenders and N-Line badging on the boot lid.
On the inside, we get N-Line leather seat upholstery, an all-black dashboard with red mood lighting, red inserts on AC vents and HVAC controls, N steering wheel with paddle shifters, sporty metallic pedals and golf ball gear shifter for the iMT models. The DCT variants get a unique N gear shifter with Sports mode and paddle shifters. Other than that, the feature list is exactly the same as that of the i20 along with the BlueLink connectivity suite.
Hyundai has also made some mechanical changes in terms of steering response, braking and suspension. Firstly, the damping has been stiffened up by 40% for better agility and stability. Moreover, the steering ratio has been altered for better response and Hyundai has also added disc brakes at the rear for better response. Other than that, it’s the same i20 recipe with a 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol engine mated to either a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT. Hyundai i20 N-Line is the most fuel-efficient hatchback in its segment with claimed economy of over 20.25 km/l. The bookings are now open and prices are set to be announced later this month.