Hyundai i20 N Line to get three variants, two gearbox options

    Published On Aug 12, 2021 02:12:00 PM

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    Hyundai i20 N Line will come with a 120hp 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine; launch soon.

    Earlier this week, Hyundai officially confirmed its N Line range of cars for India, and as we have reported previously, the first N Line-badged model in India will be the i20 N Line. Ahead of its expected launch we have details of the engine, gearbox and variants of the upcoming Hyundai i20 N Line.

    • i20 N Line will be available in three variants in India
    • 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine only powertrain; two gearbox options
    • Expected launch in September

    Hyundai i20 N Line – variant breakup for the Indian market

    A leaked Type Approval Certificate reveals that the i20 N Line will be available in three variants in India – N6 iMT, N8 iMT and N8 DCT. The N6 trim will be based on the Sportz trim of the premium hatchback while the N8 trims will be based on the top-spec Asta and Asta(O) trims.

    Hyundai i20 N Line – engine and gearbox options

    Under the hood, as was speculated, the India-spec i20 N Line will be powered by the 120hp, 172Nm, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. Transmission options will include the 6-speed iMT gearbox and the 7-speed DCT gearbox.

    Although the powertrain configuration remains unchanged from the standard i20, it will be accompanied by a sportier exhaust note and suspension setup. That said, this was a missed opportunity for Hyundai to offer a manual gearbox with the turbo-petrol engine, something that would have greatly appealed to enthusiasts.

    Hyundai i20 N Line: exterior and interior upgrades

    The N Line models are essentially a sportier cosmetic job over the standard models. Likewise, the i20 N Line will feature several embellishments inside out to give it a sportier look.

    It gets a sportier front bumper with deep set fog lamp housing, a sportier looking grille with 'chequered flag' pattern, additional front and side skirts, a sportier rear bumper with a prominent rear diffuser, twin-exhaust pipes, larger wheels and more colour options. Several of these elements will be blacked-out as well.

    On the inside, the i20 N Line will come with prominent N badging and red stitching throughout, sporty front seats, a bespoke steering wheel, metal pedals and an N-branded leather gear knob.

    Hyundai i20 N Line: expected price and rivals

    When launched, the i20 N Line will be the new top-spec model in the i20 range. Currently, the range tops out at Rs 11.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Asta(O) turbo-DCT variant. Expect the N Line to cost Rs 1-1.5 lakh more. For its price, the Hyundai i20 N Line will not have any direct competitors in India.

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