Hyundai has recently launched the updated i20 N Line in our market, offering two trim options, namely N6 and N8, with prices starting at Rs 9.99 lakh for the manual N6 variant and going up to Rs 12.31 lakh for the top-tier N8 DCT variant. In terms of exterior design, the i20 N Line facelift maintains a similar look to its predecessor, featuring a front bumper with a parametric grille design, an N Line logo, and a noticeable front splitter with red accents. At the rear, it sports a slightly modified bumper design with a prominent diffuser, red accents, twin exhaust outlets, a tailgate spoiler, and dark chrome garnish connecting the two tail-lamps.
One significant change is the replacement of the 6-speed iMT gearbox with a 6-speed manual unit, while the engine remains the same 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, producing 120hp and 172Nm of torque. It’s worth noting that Hyundai discontinued this engine option on the regular i20 with the facelift. The i20 N Line still offers a 7-speed DCT transmission as well. Additionally, it maintains its sportier exhaust note, suspension setup, and rear disc brakes compared to the standard hatchback.
Inside the cabin, the i20 N Line shares its dashboard design with the standard model, featuring an all-black interior with subtle red accents, N Line badging on the seats and steering wheel, red ambient lighting, metal finish on the pedals, and N Line-specific steering wheel and gear lever. The vehicle’s equipment is on par with the top-spec i20, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and OTA updates, a digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, cruise control, automatic climate control, a single-pane sunroof, and a 7-speaker Bose sound system. Safety features are also robust, including 6 airbags, three-point seatbelts with seatbelt reminders for all passengers, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a reverse camera, automatic headlamps, electronic stability control (ESC), and hill assist control.
Regarding pricing and competition, the discontinuation of the Polo GT TSI means that the i20 N Line no longer has a direct rival. The closest alternative would be the Altroz iTurbo, which also features a turbo-petrol engine but lacks the distinct exhaust and suspension enhancements found in the i20 N Line.
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