Hyundai i10 N Line May Get Nios Sporty Hatchback Branding In India

  • Sep 11, 2019

Hyundai recently introduced the Grand i10 Nios in India, while it unveiled the third generation i10 for the European market. The leading South Korean automobile manufacturer, however, has showcased the i10 N Line at the Frankfurt Motor Show which indicates that another version of the car is in the offing. Hyundai has traditionally reserved the N Line badge for vehicles that are sportier. The Tucson, i30, and the i30 Fastback are the only cars in Hyundai’s portfolio to get an N Line branding until now.

Hyundai, to make the i10 N Line more dynamic, has equipped the car with a turbocharged, 1.0-litre petrol motor, borrowed from the Venue. The engine in the i10 N Line has been detuned to produce only 100PS maximum power, as against 120PS in the Venue. The peak torque output in the N Line, however, is the same at 172Nm. The i10 N Line gets a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the Venue’s motor is mated to a 6-speed manual system. The i10 Nios is also available with a 1,186cc diesel engine, paired with a 5-speed manual gear system.

Hyundai’s signature cascading grille is wider and lower in the i10 N Line, lending the car a sportier look. The grille’s red accents further highlight the car’s sporty nature. The daytime running lights (DRLs) get a three-slat design, unlike the standard Europe-specific i10 and the Grand i10 Nios.

The Hyundai i10 N Line will have its European rollout in 2020. Industry sources suggest that the car may be introduced in late 2020 or early 2021. But the i10 N Line could be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo.

The new sportier Hyundai hatchback is expected to command a premium of at least ₹1 lakh over the Grand i10 Nios. The latter has an ex-showroom price between ₹4.99 lakh to ₹7.99 lakh.

If Hyundai does decide to bring the i10 N Line to India, it will be to the Grand i10 Nios what the Tiago JTP is to the Tiago or the Polo GT TSI is to the Polo.


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