Like M is to BMW and AMG is to Mercedes, Hyundai has introduced its performance sub-brand the N. It was introduced in and was pretty well received on the i30, i30 fastback and the Tucson. Now the baby Hyundai, the i10 also gets the N treatment. The i10 N would be available in Europe in summer 2020..
Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe stated, ” Taking inspiration from our high-performance sub-brand Hyundai N, the i10 N Line features an even more dynamic look. 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.”
i10 N Line’s dynamic and sleek design offers a contrast between its soft surfaces and sharp lines. Its exterior design enhancements include redesigned bumpers and grille, giving it a dynamic look reminiscent of the original i30 N. Things exclusive to the car include, an N Line emblem, i10 sign in red font, skid plates and diffusers. The car is offered in six colours combined with two tone roofs. Inside the i 10 N Line has an exclusive N branded steering wheel and gear shift, metal pedals and red rings around the AC ducts.
The N Line is offered with an exclusive 1.0 litre, inline 3 cylinder GDI engine which produces a 100 PS of power and 172 N-m of torque which is transmitted to the sixteen inch front wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission. Using this combination, one can achieve 100 km/h from a standing start in 12.6 seconds while reaching a top speed of 171 km/h.
The i10 N Line is also available with a 1.2 litre, inline 4 cyliner MPFI engine that produces 84 PS of power and 118 N-m of torque transmitted to the front wheels through either a 5 speed manual or a 5 speed AMT transmission. This engine can accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 15.8 seconds and push the car to a top speed of 171 km/h.
For stability and comfort, the i10 N Line is provided with McPherson struts and gas and coil springs at the front while the rear suspension duty is done by a coupled torsion beam axle with gas and coil springs. The stopping power is provided by 252 mm front and 234 mm rear discs.
The car has generous proportions of 3675 mm lenght, 1680 mm width and 1483 mm height. A wheel base of 2425 mm allows for comfortable seating for five adults.