Hyundai has announced that the brand will soon launch Hyundai’s N Line performance cars in the Indian market. Hyundai’s first N Line in India will make its debut in 2021, and the South Korean brand will subsequently add more models in the near future. With the introduction of the N Line range in India, the brand will redefine the mobility experience for performance enthusiasts in the country.
What is Hyundai’ N’ and ‘N Line’?
It is important to note that ‘N Line’ comes with motorsport-inspired features while Hyundai also has an ‘N’ performance division, which churns out high-performance racing vehicles. The N Line is equivalent to the AMG Line or the M Sport variants of German manufacturers. However, the ‘N’ brand comes after the Namyang Research & Development centre and the company’s European Technical Centre based in Nürburgring-Nordschleife, Germany, where Hyundai N hones its high-performance N technologies.
Hyundai N Line in India
The brand is targetting the Gen MZ, which is the combination of the Millenial generation and the Gen Z as the N Line will appeal to both ages. ‘MZers’, as they are collectively known in South Korea, love the combination of a powerful and energetic look along with an efficient engine and a comfortable price point. The N Line models in India will offer motorsport-inspired styling cues, drawing synergies from Hyundai’s N Motorsport Division. The N Line will also feature everyday excitement with retuned engine & suspension, and customers will never have a dull moment. The N Line range will be accessible for all as they will not be too expensive than the existing top-spec trims.
Hyundai i20 N Line in India
Hyundai has shown us a glimpse of the Hyundai i20 in the N Line package in the teaser video. The car is already on sale in the European market. The European-spec car comes with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with a 48 Volt mild-hybrid system. The engine is capable of delivering 120 PS of power. The i20 N Line also features motorsport-inspired bumpers, a new exhaust setup, uprated wheels and tyres. On the inside, the Hyundai i20 N Line comes with cosmetic upgrades such as a sporty red-accented trim and a sporty steering wheel. Hyundai will tune the N Line for everyday use and an occasional spin on the track.
Hyundai i20 N Line – Features
Recently, images of the i20 N Line emerged on the internet, testing in full camouflage. At the same time, details of the India-spec car is not yet available. The i20 N Line in India is likely to come with similar features as the European-spec model. The car is likely to come with a dual-tone paint theme, aggressive front and rear bumpers. The i20 N Line will also come with a chequered-flag design radiator grille and an N Line badge on the radiator grille. The car features larger alloy wheels with a sporty design and wider and sticker tyres. Also, the i20 N Line comes with badged interiors, premium technical material on the upholstery, aluminium pedals etc.