Hyundai i10 N was recently spotted while testing without any camouflage. The performance hatchback is expected to be powered from the same unit which propels the Grand i10 Nios Turbo.
The upcoming Hyundai i10 N Line has been snapped recently on the public roads of its home market without any camouflage for the first time ever. The all-new i10 will be the carmaker’s fourth N Line car. The Hyundai i10 N Line will offer a more lively styling package along with cues borrowed from the company’s high-performance sub-brand, Hyundai N. The performance hatchback will employ a revised bumper and skid plate at the front and a new bumper at the rear rear. It will also get a dual-tip exhaust, a wide single-piece grille along with diagonal LED DRLs and unique 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels.
The hathcback will be powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol motor
Moreover, the Hyundai i10 N trim will also come with several red coloured exterior highlights, which enhance the sporty character of the hatchback. These red highlights will be seen employed on the skid plate up front, diffuser, grille, alloy wheels and X-shaped C-pillar. The performance-focussed hatchback will also feature N badging at the front grille to make it look different from the regular Hyundai i10. The cabin of the upcoming Hyundai i10 N Line will also get some attractive styling bits.
Inside, the car will get a three-spoke steering wheel finished in perforated leather, distinctive gearshift lever, unique upholstery and metal pedals. Furthermore, being an exclusive to the N trim, the interior of the hatchback will feature red stitching, N badging on the steering wheel and gear knob and red coloured air vent rings.
Hyundai i10 N will be the most affordable N badged model in the carmaker's line-up
Mechanically, the new Hyundai i10 N Line will derive power from a 1.0-litre T-GDI turbocharged three-pot gasoline engine that produces 100 PS of power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The same powertrain does duties in the India-spec Grand i10 Nios. The engine comes coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox transmitting power to the front wheels. The performance hatchback is expected to hit the European market by the second half of this year.