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2021 Hyundai i20 N Line Review

The N Line is to Hyundai what AMG is to Mercedes or M Performance is to BMW. Well, kind of! And Hyundai not too long ago launched its first ever ‘N’ mannequin in India, the i20 N Line. Now, my colleague Shubham introduced you the primary look of the automobile and Siddharth additional defined the importance of the N line coming to India on the carandbike present! We are right here in Udaipur, to drive the brand new Hyundai i20 N Line! Test it, put it via its paces and see how completely different a personality it has when in comparison with the usual i20.

Also Read: Hyundai i20 N Line Launched In India

Performance and Dynamics

(The i20 N Line will get firmer suspension by as much as 30%. It works properly on good roads, however jolts shall be felt contained in the cabin on unhealthy roads. More confidence when cornering the automobile laborious)

Right! I’m straightaway seated, belted and off the mark! I imply the efficiency is the important thing USP right here, in order that’s the place we start! The i20 N Line trim is obtainable solely with the top-spec 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, with both the iMT unit or the 7-speed DCT unit, which you get on the common i20 too. Of course, there are a couple of important variations between the usual i20 and the N Line. Hyundai says that the suspension has been made tauter, Hyundai says by as much as 30 per cent! Well, there’s a perceptible distinction and it’s extra pronounced whenever you throw the automobile round a nook! The automobile holds its line higher, offers you extra confidence and feels extra planted as properly.

Also Read: Hyundai i20 N Line: All You Need To Know

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(More weight added to the steering. Feels higher to carry, suggestions improves barely )

Then, Hyundai additionally says that the steering has been barely recalibrated to supply extra weight at increased speeds and a greater centre really feel. After spending a couple of hours with the automobile, we might say that there is not a world of a distinction between how the steering feels on the usual automobile and the way it feels on the N Line, however that sense of added weight, provides a contact higher really feel whenever you chuck the automobile laborious right into a nook.

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(Disc brake on all 4 wheels means barely higher stopping energy. Brakes nonetheless really feel a bit spongy although)

Further bolstering the sporty credentials, the i20 N Line will get disc brakes on all 4 wheels, paddle-shifters on the DCT variant and a throatier, richer exhaust notice! Our opinion is that the i20 N Line is probably the best-sounding automobile within the ₹ 10 lakh to ₹ 15 lakh bracket. It sounds actually good! The paddle-shifters undoubtedly make the drive extra participating and 4 disc brakes imply the chew turns into barely stronger, by 1.4 per cent, or so Hyundai says! Although, the brakes nonetheless have that slight spongy feeling which hasn’t utterly gone away.

Also Read: Hyundai i20 N Line: Top 5 Highlights

Specifications Hyundai i20 N Line
Displacement 998 cc
Max Output 118 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Peak Torque 172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed iMT/7-speed DCT

The 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor makes 118 bhp at 6,000 rpm, with a peak torque output of 172 Nm coming in between 1,500-4,000 rpm. Our expertise with the i20 means that the engine is sporty, has that go-fast vibe that you’re searching for. The preliminary response from the DCT is a bit boring however as soon as you set the automobile into sport mode, issues begin trying higher.

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(Paddleshifts make the automobile extra participating to drive, particularly when on the spot acceleration is required )

So, we instructed you the way it drives and the way it handles! But how does it do whenever you drive it sedately, within the metropolis and over damaged roads, you’ll really feel the undulations contained in the cabin! On easy tarmac, the automobile appears to glide, however unhealthy roads are more likely to be an issue.

Features & Safety

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(Gets the identical 10.25-inch touchscreen because the i20 Asta. Smartphone connectivity and BlueLink know-how are commonplace fitments)

The options listing is similar to the usual i20’s range-topping Asta trims with creature comforts like 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluelink know-how with over 58 related options, Bose encompass sound system, wi-fi charging, auto local weather management, cruise management and ambient lighting amongst others. Hyundai additionally provides 16 freed from cost over the air (OTA) updates for maps. In phrases of security, the automobile will get six airbags, reverse parking digicam, tyre stress monitoring system, digital stability management, automobile stability administration and hill help

Design 

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(New color and sporty bumpers together with a brand new alloy wheel design give the i20 N Line extra presence than the common mannequin)

Right! Apart from its dynamics, the i20 N Line additionally will get important design updates. There’s a special, sharper bumper up entrance, gloss black parts, the N Line emblem and a chequered flag sample for the entrance grille! Sleek…The purple accents strewn throughout the automobile, a sexier bumper on the rear with a pronounced diffuser, twin-pipe exhaust and a spoiler together with new color schemes add that delectable sporty flavour. And in fact, you’ve gotten these cool-looking 16-inch alloys with purple brake callipers too.

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(Interior finished in all black. Sportiness quotient upped by the purple bits peppered across the cabin. Gearknob and steering wheel are wrapped in leather-based)

The inside too sees a stunning mix of all-black, peppered with splashes of purple, leather-wrapped gearknob and a chunky steering wheel, N line badges on the seats, Aluminium pedals and the works. Quite likeable certainly!

Pricing and Variants

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(Hyundai i20 N Line supplied in three variants – N6 iMT, N8 iMT and N8 DCT)

There are three variants of the i20 N Line on sale – the N6 iMT, N8 iMT and the N8 DCT. Prices begin at ₹ 9.84 lakh and go as much as ₹ 11.75 lakh (Ex-showroom) for these three fashions. There is a premium OF about ₹ 52,000 for N8 fashions over the Asta trim of the usual i20.

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(The Hyundai i20 N Line is probably the best-sounding automobile within the ₹ 10 lakh to ₹ 15 lakh bracket)

Its greatest rival presently is the Volkswagen Polo, a automobile which is over 10 years outdated however nonetheless packs a strong punch by way of efficiency. Prices for the Polo with the 1.0-litre TSI engine begin at ₹ 7.70 lakh and go as much as ₹ 9.99 lakh, with a complete of seven variants on provide, making it considerably extra reasonably priced than the i20 N Line.

Verdict

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(The i20 N Line’s greatest rival is the Volkswagen Polo, with the 1.0-litre TSI engine)

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If you’ve gotten the finances and there is a trace of driving fanatic in you, the i20 N Line guarantees to ship a greater, richer, extra participating driving expertise. Good efficiency, a throatier exhaust notice and exclusivity are assured. Else, the usual i20 does the job equally properly.

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