Hyundai i10 N Line Could Be The Grand i10 Nios Hot Hatch In India!

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The Euro-spec third-gen i10 which was recently revealed now gets a sportier variant

  • This is the fourth Hyundai car to get a sportier N version globally.

  • Will use the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol from Venue in a detuned state.

  • Differs in design from the regular i10 sold in Europe.

  • Could be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in India.

  • India launch expected in late-2020 or early-2021.

  • Could command a premium of Rs 1 lakh over the top-spec petrol Grand i10 Nios.

India recently got the Grand i10 Nios while the third-gen i10 was unveiled for the European market.

But the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show has another i10 in store for us: the i10 N Line. Hyundai reserves the N Line badge for cars that are dynamically sportier and has only been worn by three cars until now: the i30, the i30 Fastback and theTucson.

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To make the i10 N Line dynamic, Hyundai have plonked in the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is also offered with the HyundaiVenue. However, in the i10 N Line, the engine has been detuned and only makes 100PS compared to the 120PS in the Venue. Torque figure remains the same at 172Nm. The transmission on offer is only a 5-speed manual in the i10 N Line, compared to the 6-speed manual Hyundai offers in the Venue.

With the powertrain out of the way, let's talk about the looks of the i10 N Line. In one word, it looks properly sporty. The cascading grille that we see on every Hyundai these days has been given a wider, lowered look that accentuates the sporty character of the i10 N Line. The red accents in the grille just further the cause. The DRLs are arranged in a three-slat design unlike the regular Euro-spec i10 or the Grand i10 Nios and the alloy wheels match the overall theme of the car.

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