2020 Hyundai i10 N Line debuts with more powerful engine

The Hyundai i10 N Line has been has made its world premiere at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

2020 Hyundai i10 N Line has gone on display at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show today. It is a more sportier variant of the new generation i10, which was recently unveiled. For India, new gen i10 is called the Grand i10 NIOS.

The exteriors of the Hyundai i10 N Line are seen with new grille in the front, along with red accents. There are three LED strips on each side of the grille. Headlight design is same as i10 and so are the projector fog lamps.

It gets sportier alloy wheels, which are also larger in size like has been the case on all N Line models in the past. It also receives a dual exhaust system and could borrow other exterior updates as seen on the Kia Picanto GT Line.

Regular Hyundai i10 gets a 1.0 liter MPi, 3 cylinder engine which offers 67 PS power and 96 Nm torque. The new i10 N Line gets the same 1 liter petrol unit, but this one is tuned to deliver, 100 PS and 171 Nm via five speed manual transmission.

The i10 N Line is also on offer with a 1.2 liter MPi, 4 cylinder engine which is capable of 84 PS power and 118 Nm torque. This engine is mated to either 5 speed MT or 5 AT. Both engines get Idle Stop and Go – ISG engine start stop system.

On the inside, the new Hyundai i10 N Line receives all black treatment, with red accents which add to the sporty touch of the small car. It also gets updates in terms of connectivity with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, wireless smartphone charging.

Other features include rear view camera, lane keep assist, driver attention warning and high beam assist along with forward collision avoidance assist. No pricing have been revealed as on date. However, once launched, the Hyundai i10 N Line could compete with the Kia Picanto GT Line and the Volkswagen Up!

Hyundai has also stated that it could consider launch of its N Line cars in India. If it does, it could cost upwards of Rs.10 lakhs and compete with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Tata Tiago JTP.