6 things you need to know about the Hyundai i20 N-Line
It’s all about the show. Take a normal hatchback and add some sportier bumpers, larger wheels
and gloss balc elements, give it a cool name and the buying public can't get enough of it. Take
the Volkswagen Polo R-Line for example. It’s a regular Polo wearing activewear and it is the one
people want. Other manufacturers have followed suit, Hyundai has given its i20 some N-line
What is N-Line?
The Hyundai i20 N Line combines exterior and interior design elements inspired by Hyundai's
high-performance N range with comprehensive connectivity and safety technology shared
throughout the i20 range.
Compared to its predecessor, the all-new Hyundai i20's proportions have been made more
dynamic, while at the same time ensuring it is practical for navigating around busy urban areas.
Its visual stance is improved by its lowered roof (-24mm), wider body (+30mm) and increased
length (+5mm), while the wheelbase has also been increased by +10mm.
Exterior design changes for Hyundai i20 N Line begin with a dedicated front bumper with a grey
character line and black cascading grille equipped with the N Line badge.
Bespoke 17" alloy wheels, side skirts and privacy glass change the side profile, while a
redesigned rear bumper housing the signature N triangular rear fog lamp and dual exhaust
muffler completes the sporty look.
Interior changes include red accents to the door trims, heating and ventilation controls, as well
as red stitching to the N branded seats. A leather N branded steering wheel and gear lever
feature as standard, as does a black headlining.
The all-new i20 offers connectivity with a range of high-tech convenience features and premium
sound quality. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, now offered with a wireless link, enable
customers to mirror the functionality of their iOS and Android smartphones.
To increase the elegance and the visual comfort of the interior, the new 10.25-inch digital
instrument cluster in front of the driver and high-resolution 8-inch centre touchscreen for the
infotainment system have been visually combined. This paddle design makes the interior stand
out, while the touchscreen offers customers multiple functions for the sound and infotainment
Under the bonnet
All Hyundai i20 N Line models are powered by a 1.0 turbocharged GDi engine which provides
90kW. Customers are offered the choice of two transmissions, an intelligent 6 speed manual
(iMT) that features an electronically controlled clutch to decouple the transmission from the
engine under certain driving conditions to enhance efficiency, or a 7 speed dual clutch
transmission which combines optimum fuel consumption and automatically controlled gear
The 1.0 T-GDi is equipped with Hyundai’s Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD)
technology. CVVD optimises engine performance and fuel efficiency while also being
eco-friendly. The valve control technology regulates the duration of the valve opening and
closing according to driving conditions. This is the only system that can change the duration of
the valve opening during a ride, depending on conditions.
The i20 remains a fun-to-drive hatchback and while the N-Line treatment is more visual, it does
add a sporty character to the hatchback which offers an already sporty driving experience. The
Hyundai i20 N-line is well worth your consideration within this segment.