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Published on July 27th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Hyundai i10 with N Line Bodykit Looks Pretty good

The Hyundai i10 has been absent from Malaysian showrooms for a number of years now. The last time we saw it, it was still in its first generation. Its Kia equivalent, the Picanto, continued to come to Malaysia in CKD form and has been a pretty appealing option for those in the market for a high-quality runabout.

The i10 has soldiered on elsewhere and has gotten pretty sporty over the years. The latest variant is available in the UK with N Line accessories to go with its 1-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine.

While I much prefer the styling of the Picanto, I can’t deny the i10 has its appeal. Hyundai seem to have focused on swooping lines and i30 N cues for this particular variant of the car.

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Front and back, there’s some mild asymmetry going on. At the rear, one side of the bumper gets fog lights while the other side gets reverse lights. Not an uncommon feature in European models. The twin tailpipe finisher is also off to the right.

At the front, the grille features 3 red ‘slashes’ on one side, with ‘N Line’ written on the other side. The rims are particularly busy, but are definitely interesting to look at.

Inside, we see red stitching on the upholstery, along with red accents around the air cond vents and speedo.

Here’s the press release with more.

Press Release

Hyundai Motor UK has announced the pricing and specification of the i10 N Line, the latest addition to Hyundai’s multi award winning city car range.

Along with Hyundai’s other N Line models, the i10 N Line introduces a number of external and internal design features influenced by the lauded i30 N, as well as chassis enhancements specific to the model. i10 N Line also introduces the 1.0 T-GDi petrol engine, offering 100PS and 172Nm of torque from only 1500rpm.

N Line styling changes over the rest of the i10 range include exterior features such as a bespoke N Line front grille with integrated LED daytime running lamps, unique design N Line 16” alloys, N Line badging to the front wings, dual chrome exhaust tips, rear LED combination lamps and red stripe finishing to the front and rear bumpers. Interior design features include N branded steering wheel and gear stick, N Line cloth seats with red stitching, rear privacy glass, black roof liner and red air vent details.

As well as styling, i10 N Line also introduces a number of powertrain and chassis changes over the standard model. These include the introduction of the 3 cylinder 1.0 T-GDi petrol engine with 100PS and 172Nm of torque, giving a 0-62 time of 10.5 seconds and a 115mph top speed. Chassis changes for i10 N Line include an increased spring rate, longer rear bump stops and new rear shock absorbers with enhanced compression control.

Whilst i10 N Line features different styling features, the model still follows the rest of the i10 range with a high level of standard connectivity in the form of standard Bluetooth® with steering wheel controls and voice recognition and an 8” display audio system with subscription free Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. An optional Tech Pack adds both navigation and Hyundai’s Bluelink® telematics system which carries a free of charge 5 year subscription. Bluelink® is a smartphone app based connected car service that enables drivers to carry out a number of different functions whilst away from their vehicle, including remote central locking activation and vehicle parked location information. In addition to the driver convenience features, Bluelink® serves as a convenient diagnostic tool which will notify the driver of any vehicle maintenance issues that require attention. In addition to the above, the optional Tech Pack also offers wireless charging for compatible devices.

i10 N Line also includes the same comprehensive SmartSense safety package found as standard across the i10 range. The SmartSense safety package includes Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) with integrated Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), and eCall, which can automatically dial emergency services in the event of a serious accident, shortening response times and improving post-accident protection. Customers choosing the optional Tech Pack also benefit from Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW).

i10 N Line is available in a choice of 4 colours, with a no cost option solid finish and a choice of 3 pearl finishes for £550. An additional two tone finish is available for £500:

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