Skip advert
Advertisement

New Hyundai i20 N Line offers hot hatch flavour for less

The new Hyundai i20 N Line trim gets sporty styling, a 118bhp petrol engine and a £22,000 price tag

  • Powered by a 118bhp petrol engine
  • Borrows styling cues from the i20 N hot hatch
  • On sale now starting from £22,395

The new Hyundai i20 N Line trim has been unveiled. The new model sits at the top of the regular i20 line-up, and borrows sporty styling cues from the i20 N hot hatch.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The i20 N Line will join an array of sporty superminis, including the Ford Fiesta ST Line, Volkswagen Polo R-Line and the Peugeot 208 GT, that deliver some of the look and feel of a full-on hot hatch with less performance and lower costs. It’s available to buy now with prices starting from £22,395.

The best small cars and superminis 2023Top 10 best small cars and superminis 2024

To set it apart from the regular i20 models, the N Line trim adds several sporty touches including 17-inch alloy wheels, a restyled front bumper with larger air intakes and a new front splitter. The sides of the car feature ‘N Line’ badging and black inserts on the side skirts. At the rear, styling changes include a triangular central fog light and a pair of chrome exhaust tips.

Buyers can pick from a range of nine paint colours, with metallic and pearlescent finishes costing an extra £500. Several two-tone finishes are also available for £550 extra, adding a Phantom Black finish to the roof of the car.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement - Article continues below

Interior upgrades include a pair of sports seats with N Line logos, a black headliner and leather trim on the steering wheel and gearstick. Red contrasting trim detailing features on the door cards and ventilation controls.

Standard interior technology includes a 10.25-inch digital dial cluster and infotainment screen, along with sat nav, live traffic services, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. LED headlights and LED daytime running lights are also fitted, along with electrically folding mirrors, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors. There’s a decent amount of safety technology, too, with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), cruise control and lane keep assist.

The i20 N Line is only offered with one engine, a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol with mild-hybrid electrical assistance. This produces 118bhp and comes equipped with a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT), which can automatically disengage the clutch when coasting to save fuel. Claimed performance is brisk, with 0-62mph taking 10.1 seconds and a top speed of 118mph.

A seven-speed automatic gearbox is also available, increasing the starting price by £1,250. While it adds extra pulling power, it is slightly slower than the manual, managing 0-62mph in 10.3 seconds.

Hyundai has yet to confirm fuel economy and emissions figures for N Line models, but we’d expect them to be similar to the standard car which manages around 50mpg with emissions starting at 115g/km.

Read our review of the Hyundai i20 hatchback here.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Honda Jazz review – an easy-to-drive hybrid supermini
honda jazz ex style
In-depth reviews
19 Apr 2024

Honda Jazz review – an easy-to-drive hybrid supermini

Vauxhall Corsa review – the best Corsa yet
Vauxhall Corsa facelift
In-depth reviews
17 Apr 2024

Vauxhall Corsa review – the best Corsa yet

Toyota Yaris review - a frugal hybrid supermini
Toyota Yaris Carbuyer drive
In-depth reviews
16 Apr 2024

Toyota Yaris review - a frugal hybrid supermini

All-new Citroen C3 is here! Fourth-gen French supermini gets hybrid tech
Citroen C3 front quarter
News
9 Apr 2024

All-new Citroen C3 is here! Fourth-gen French supermini gets hybrid tech

Most Popular

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
17 Apr 2024

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

All-new Citroen C3 Aircross squeezes 7 seats into small SUV body
Citroen C3 Aircross front quarter
News
18 Apr 2024

All-new Citroen C3 Aircross squeezes 7 seats into small SUV body

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
19 Apr 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
best electric cars
Best cars
28 Mar 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024