Hyundai has revealed the new i10 N Line at the Frankfurt motor show, handing its new entry-level hatchback sporty styling and an “exclusive” engine.
Exterior design enhancements for the N Line variant include redesigned bumpers and grille, model-specific 16-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights. There’s also an “N Line” emblem, the i10 logo in red, a skid plate and a faux-diffuser.
Inside the European-spec model you’ll find an N-branded steering wheel and gear shift lever, as well as red air vent rings and metal pedals. In addition, the Korean firm claims the seats offer “more support for performance-oriented driving precision”.
And under the bonnet? Well, Hyundai says an “exclusive” 1,0 T-GDi engine has been adopted, offering 74 kW and 172 N.m torque. The turbocharged three-cylinder mill is mated to the front axle via a five-gear manual gearbox.
“Taking inspiration from our high-performance sub-brand Hyundai N, the i10 N Line features an even more dynamic look,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice-president for marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe.
“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.”