While bookings for the Hyundai i20 N Line are accepted now, the car will be launched only next month
Hyundai has revealed the i20 N Line in India and has begun accepting bookings for the new variant of its premium hatchback.
The booking amount has been set at Rs. 25,000/- and the i20 N Line, which will be offered in 2 variants – N6 and N8, will be launched in September.
This new top-spec model of the i20 range looks sportier than the regular model thanks to the cosmetic upgrades. It has a new radiator grille, tweaked side skirts and bumpers (the rear bumper houses a diffuser) and a twin-muffler exhaust.
The tail lamps are connected by a dark chrome trim, while Hyundai has also added a boot lid spoiler and equipped the car with new 16-inch alloy wheels apart from giving it red accents throughout.
Monotone colour choices that the Hyundai i20 N Line will come with are Fiery Red, Polar White, Thunder Blue (exclusive) and Titan Grey.
Among these, the Fiery Red and Thunder Blue shades can also be had in dual tone form, wherein the roof will be painted in Phantom Black colour.
Inside, the i20 N Line comes with black leatherette seats with red stitching and chequered flag detailing with the ‘N’ logo, 3-spoke steering wheel, leather gear knob with ‘N’ branding, metal pedals and red ambient lighting.
Of course, it is packed with features as well. There is a digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, automatic climate control, wireless phone charger, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, sunroof, among many other goodies.
In addition, the Hyundai i20 N Line also comes with voice recognition, while the Korean firm has also updated its BlueLink application.
Powering the car is a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque. The transmission options include a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT. The latter option adds paddle shifters on the inside.
Hyundai claims to have improved on-centre steering feel, tweaked the suspension for better handling, and, the car also gets disc brakes on all 4 corners (the front brake calipers are finished in red).
Safety-wise, the new variant of the i20 range features 6 airbags, ESC, VSC, Hill Assist Control (HAC), among others.
When it gets launched, the i20 N Line will command a premium of at least Rs. 1 lakh over the corresponding variants (Sportz, Asta/Asta(O)) of the regular car.