The first-ever Hyundai i10 N Line has made its global debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2019). It will go on sale in Europe in mid-2020.
The i10 N Line is the fourth Hyundai model to have been introduced in the dynamic N Line trim. The i30 was the first recipient, followed by the i30 Fastback and the Tucson.
"Taking inspiration from our high-performance sub-brand Hyundai N, the i10 N Line features an even more dynamic look. In the past year, N Line has become an important component of our model strategy and we are excited to introduce the N Line character to our i10 customers," said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, VP Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe.
The i10 N Line features a dynamic and sleek design and offers exclusive design enhancements which include redesigned bumpers and grille (reminiscent of the original i30 N), 16-inch alloy wheels, and distinctive LED DRLs. Its sporty intent is further highlighted by the various red treatments on its body panels at various places including the front grille, bumper and alloys. Also, it features the N Line emblem on the front grille and its i10 sign comes dipped in red too. It will be available in a total of 6 exterior colours along with an option for setting a two-tone theme.
On the inside, it features full race interiors in the form of N-branded steering wheel and gear shift lever, as well as red air vent rings and metal pedals. Furthermore, its race-spec seats have been designed to provide more support for performance-oriented driving.
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The Hyundai i10 N Line measures 3,675 mm in length, 1,680 mm in width and 1,483 mm in height. It has a 2,425 mm wheelbase and a 152 mm ground clearance. Under the hood, it has an exclusive (for the third-gen Hyundai i10 range) 1.0 T-GDi engine which delivers 100 PS and 172 Nm torque or the regular third-gen Hyundai i10's 1.2-litre MPi 4-cylinder delivering 84 PS of maximum power and 118 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission will be common to both the engines, while a 5-speed automated manual transmission will be offered optionally with the latter.