-First ever budget hot hatch from Hyundai
-1.2-litre/1.0-litre GDi petrol engine
-Aggressive exterior design package
Europe has finally got the next generation Hyundai i10 which is the car equivalent of cheese poppers. It’s more or less like the Grand i10 Nios that we have in India but with some added features and shorter in length. But we always want a little more and so they have now created the car equivalent of Jalapeno cheese poppers in the form of the i10 N Line.
It’s the first of many budget hot hatchbacks from the South Korean automaker and packs quite a punch. Distinguishing itself from the standard car, the i10 N Line packs the punches in the form of sporty 16-inch N Line alloy wheels, bumpers and three slat DRLs that have been integrated into the front grille. Just so that you don’t forget what you are looking at, there are N Line badges all around.
The cabin gets red stitching, sporty pedals and a slightly different instrument cluster. This being a top model, you get all the creature comforts and safety nets offered with the standard car.
You can have the N Line package and still be sane thanks to the 1.2-litre four-cylinder Kappa engine producing 83bhp/118Nm.
This is offered with a five-speed manual. Or you can go for the full Jalapeno experience via a 1.0-litre GDi four-cylinder petrol engine producing 100bhp/172Nm. This engine too is offered with a five-speed manual. Hyundai India has already hinted at the i10 N Line coming to India and here we expect it to be offered with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol and a seven-speed DCT.