The long wait is over! The sportier version of the i20 will be introduced in India tomorrow. Changes in the upcoming i20 N line will be limited to cosmetic feature upgrades, while mechanically it will be powered by the existing 1.0-litre turbo GDi engine. The upcoming i20 N line is expected to be offered in two variants – N6 and N8. Also, the i20 N lineup is expected to be based on the top-spec Asta variant of the standard i20.
It is worth noting that the i20 N Line will get sporty Surface highlights in the form of more observant restyled bumpers and N Line badging on the grille. The sporty character of the vehicle is expected to ride on a set of 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with black ORVMs with turn indicators and a contrasting roof. As for the rear profile, the upcoming model is expected to feature a prominent rear diffuser and a dual exhaust tailpipe.
As for the interiors, the upcoming i20 N lineup is expected to get the all-black treatment. Highlighting the sporty theme, the upcoming vehicle is expected to feature N Line-specific inserts on the seats and contrast red stitching. In addition to this, we expect to see N Line-specific highlights on the steering wheel and gear lever.
Mechanically, the 1.0-litre turbo GDi engine in the i20 N lineup produces 118bhp and 172Nm of torque. It is believed that the upcoming vehicle will get sporty suspension and it will also offer fast throttle response to enhance the driving experience. The IMT unit is likely to be standard while the DCT unit may be limited to the top-spec N8 variant.