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Published on October 5th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Hyundai i20 N Line Gives a Taste of Next-Gen i20 N

Hyundai sells some very interesting cars in Europe. The 3rd generation i20, their B-segment hatchback entry is one of them. It was first shown earlier this year in its standard form. Late last week, the company revealed what the i20 N Line – essentially a high-spec version of the standard car with their high-performance bodykit.

This will give us a good idea of what the next-generation i20 N will look like.

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Here are some design highlights of the i20 N Line:

  • dedicated front bumper is exclusively accented with a grey character line
  • black cascading grille (inspired by chequered flag) equipped with the N Line badge
  • N Line trim features sporty grey accents
  • sleek rear bumper
  • triangle shaped fog lamp
  • chrome twin muffler exhaust system
  • 17” Dual tone alloy wheels
  • Phantom Black, Aurora Grey, Brass and Polar White (with optional Phantom Black roof)
  • N-branded sporty seats
  • N steering wheel
  • metal pedals
  • leather N gear shift knob with red inserts

The i20 N Line comes exclusively with a 120PS 1-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine with an optional 48 volt mild hybrid system.

With this system, you can option in Hyundai’s Intelligent Manual Transmission. Hyundai also say the N Line package comes with refined suspension tuning, faster engine response and a sportier exhaust note.

Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

Following the unveiling of the all-new i20, Hyundai Motor has announced the latest model in its N Line portfolio: the all-new i20 N Line. The newest member of the Hyundai family features exterior and interior design elements inspired by Hyundai’s high-performance N range for an even more dynamic experience.

The all-new Hyundai i20 N Line combines the comprehensive connectivity and safety technology of the all-new i20 with N Line sportiness through enhanced interior and exterior elements.

The sculpted aesthetic of the all-new i20 N Line’s exterior design is based on Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity while at the same time offering refined performance-oriented design cues. The dedicated front bumper is exclusively accented with a grey character line for an even more sporty feeling. It features a stylish black cascading grille equipped with the N Line badge. The grille pattern draws on the style of a chequered flag, further emphasising the all-new i20 N Line’s track-inspired look.

To emphasise the car’s motorsport-influenced styling, the N Line trim features sporty grey accents and a sleek rear bumper, which combine to enhance optic and aerodynamic performance. The triangle shaped fog lamp and chrome twin muffler exhaust system emphasise the all-new i20 N Line’s dynamic look and set it apart from the base model i20.

All-new Hyundai i20 N Line customers can choose from four exterior colours: Phantom Black, Aurora Grey, Polar White and Brass. With the Polar White i20 N Line, an optional two-tone Phantom Black roof is available, offering even more scope for personalisation.

Inside the car, all-new Hyundai i20 N Line customers benefit from N-branded sporty seats, which feature the N logo and exclusive red stitching, as well as a dedicated N steering wheel. Other N Line enhancements include metal pedals and the leather N gear shift knob with red inserts.

The all-new Hyundai i20 N Line will be available exclusively with the 1.0-litre T-GDI 120PS engine. The version has been refined in terms of suspension, engine response and exhaust sound for an enhanced driving experience. It will also be available with 48-volt mild hybrid technology, resulting in greater fuel efficiency. Another new feature available in combination with the 48-volt mild hybrid system is the Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT), leading to even greater fuel efficiency. To match the tuned driving performance, the all-new i20 N Line offers dedicated 17-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone finish.

Like the base model, the all-new Hyundai 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 features and complies with the highest European standards.

With the all-new i20 N Line, Hyundai is enhancing the all-new i20 with a further trim level to offer customers even more choice.

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