Following the unveiling of the all-new i20 earlier this year, Hyundai Motor has now unveiled its more aggressive sibling, the all-new Hyundai i20 N Line.
“With the all-new i20 N Line, we are bringing our stylish and sporty trim option to the i20 for the first time,” said Hyundai Motor Europe, Vice President Marketing and Product, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann.
“With this new model, we are ensuring that we can meet the needs of an even wider customer base by offering exclusive performance-styling inspired by our N brand to emphasise the motorsport roots of our brand”, he added.
The i20 N Line’s exterior is based on Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language with some refined performance-oriented design cues sprinkled in. The i20 N Line’s front bumper is accented with a grey character line and features a stylish black cascading chequered flag-style grille equipped with the N Line badge.
The car’s motorsport-influenced styling continues at the rear, as it features sporty grey accents and a sleek rear bumper. The triangle-shaped fog lamp and chrome twin-muffler exhaust system add further emphasis on the all-new i20 N Line’s dynamic look which sets it apart from the regular i20.
Completing the overall design of the car, the all-new i20 N Line comes with dedicated 17‑inch alloy wheels with a two-tone finish.
Inside the all-new i20 N Line, you’d find the N logo spread out quite liberally; from the sport seats with red stitching to the steering wheel. Other N Line enhancements include metal pedals and a leather N gear shift knob with red inserts.
Powering the all-new i20 N Line is the same 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine with 84 hp and 1.0-litre turbocharged engine with either 100 hp or 120 hp found in the regular i20. However, the 1.0‑litre turbocharged version has been given some refinement in terms of its suspension, engine response and exhaust sound.
Just like the i20, the all-new i20 N Line 1.0-litre turbocharged engine can be specified to work with a 48-volt mild-hybrid; a feature that is standard on the 120 hp model. This combination can be paired with the new Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT).
Like the regular model, the all-new i20 N Line offers the latest version of Hyundai’s Bluelink technology including a wide range of Connected Car services such as Hyundai Live Services, as well as remote features via the Bluelink smartphone app.
The all-new i20 is also equipped with Hyundai SmartSense safety and convenience features such as Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Lane Following Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Parking Assist with rear collision avoidance and cross-traffic alert, Driver Attention Warning, and High-Beam Assist.
The All-new i20 N Line comes in four exterior colours: Phantom Black, Aurora Grey, Polar White and Brass; with an optional two-tone Phantom Black roof if customers go with the Polar White i20 N Line.