A test mule of the Hyundai i20 N Line has been spied on test in Chennai, validating the reports about the carmaker’s plan to launch its “N” subdivision models in India.
This i20 N Line is a more sportier version of the popular premium hatchback. Although the front and rear profiles of the test mule have been covered, we do know how the finished product will look, for the model is available overseas.
Hyundai will give the car exterior enhancements to make it look sporty. Thus, at the front, under the cover, the Hyundai i20 N Line spied on test should sport a new front bumper with a grey character line below the grille.
New 2-tone 17-inch alloy wheels can been seen on the test car and at the back, while only the twin muffler chrome exhaust is visible, the i20 N Line will have a new bumper as well.
Hyundai says the rear bumper enhances the hatchback’s aerodynamic performance and if we could take a peek under the covers, it would also feature a triangle-shaped fog lamp.
The car’s performance-inspired theme will be carried inside as well. There will be a new N Line steering wheel, N Line gear shift knob, sporty seats with bigger bolsters, red accent stitching and metal pedals. Not to mention the car will be offered with plenty of exterior colours along with dual tone options.
Reportedly, the Hyundai i20 N Line spied on test had a sportier exhaust note. We reckon that is due to it sporting the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with the new exhaust.
It is likely that the car will be DCT-only and cost around Rs. 12 lakhs (ex-showroom) when it gets launched in a few months’ time.
Those who seek to own a proper hot hatch though will have to wait for the 204 PS i20 N that the South Korean firm is also set to bring to India and yes, it will not be cheap.
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