Hyundai India today completely revealed the i20 N-Line and started accepting bookings for the car. You can book yours online or with a dealer for Rs. 25,000. Online bookings will start soon.
As expected, the N-Line turned out to be a complete visual treat but the addition of some mechanical changes turned out to be a surprise.
HYUNDAI i20 N-LINE COSMETIC UPGRADES
New steering wheel
Redesigned front grille
Redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels
Red front brake callipers
Red inserts in the front, sides and rear
Red ambient lights
Twin tip exhaust
Gear knob with N logo
Black interiors with red inserts
Red inserts on upholstery
HYUNDAI i20 N-LINE MECHANICAL UPGRADES
Modified exhaust note
Stiffer suspension tuning
Rear disc brakes
The only functional upgrade for the i20 N-Line is the inclusion of paddle shifters for the model with the DCT automatic.
For the most part, the i20 N-line remains mechanically identical. Hyundai claim that the i20 N-Line can hit 100kmph from 0 in 9.9 seconds with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The fuel efficiency remains identical to the non-N-line models. So, 20kmpl with the ACMT and 20.25kmpl with the DCT automatic. Similarly, the engine specs remain unchanged too. The i20 N-Line makes 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque.
If the N-Line does 0-100kmph in 9.9 seconds, then the i20 turbo petrol with 15-inch wheels and drum brakes in the rear should do even better with less rotating mass. While large alloy wheels look nice, there’s a reason why F1 cars run on 13-14-inch wheels. Even competition-spec off-roaders run on tall-sidewall tyres. Less rotating mass transfers the torque down to the road more efficiently and also helps save fuel.
The i20 N-Line will come in red, grey, and white colours. Blue and red will also have the option of dual-tone paint schemes.