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Performance-inspired supermini takes styling cues from i30 N hot hatch and packs a new 99bhp engine

Hyundai has confirmed UK pricing and specification details for the new N-Line variant of its Hyundai i10 city car, which will arrive in dealerships on 30 July 2020. 

The i10 is the fourth N Line model from Hyundai, following the i30 hatchback, i30 Fastback and Hyundai Tucson. It's offered with a new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 99bhp and 127lb ft of torque, making it the most powerful i10 variant on sale, and is priced from £16,195 - roughly £1700 more than the Premium trim package. 

Performance figures have also been confirmed: the N-Line will accelerate from 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 115mph. A tweaked suspension set-up with longer rear bump stops and new rear shock absorbers mean it will likely offer different handling characteristics to the standard car, too. 

Inspired by the design of Hyundai's i30 N hot hatch, the i10 N-Line wears redesigned bumpers, a bespoke front grille, exclusive 16in alloy wheels and angular LED daytime running lights. It also features a rear skid plate and diffuser, along with bespoke colour options including a two-tone finish for £500 extra. Inside, it recieves an N-branded steering wheel and gear shift lever, metal pedals and upgraded seats.

The standard i10 is available from £12,495 in SE trim, which replaces S as the entry point into the i10 range. Standard equipment at this level includes a DAB radio with 3.8in display, Bluetooth, air-conditioning, electric windows, leather interior trim and cruise control. SE models are powered by a 66bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and five-speed manual gearbox. 

Prices rise to £13,495 for the SE Connect package, which adds 15in alloys wheels, an 8in touchscreen, rear-view camera, smartphone mirroring functionality and rear speakers. SE Connect trim can also be specified with a larger 83bhp 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic gearbox. 

Sitting under the N-Line version is Premium trim from £14,495, with 1.2-litre automatic versions costing £15,495. An optional 'Tech Pack' is exclusive to Premium trim, and brings a wireless charging pad, enhanced navigation features and speed limit recognition. 

All models are equipped with standard safety features that include lane assist, high-beam assist, autonomous emergency braking, a collision warning system and Hyundai's 'eCall' emergency services response function. An optional Eco Pack adjusts gear ratios and uses 14in wheels for even greater fuel-efficiency.

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The 2020 i10 has been given a dynamic exterior overhaul to appeal to younger customers. Extended rear wheel arches have added 20mm to the width and the roofline has been lowered by 20mm over How the scrappage scheme sold 39,000 the outgoing 2014-2019 Hyundai i10 model.

Hyundai has extended the i10's wheelbase by 40mm, but smaller front and rear overhangs mean its overall length has only increased by 5mm. Rear passengers benefit from extra leg room, while a 252-litre boot space is one of the best in the class.

Effort has been made to improve driving dynamics over the old model, with a more progressive brake pedal and more responsive steering.

98 Hyundai i10 2019 reveal studio rear

As with the current i10, the daytime running lights are located within the grille, which has been made wider to reflect Hyundai’s current styling. 16in alloy wheels can also be added as an option for the first time.

Interior materials, connectivity features and safety systems have filtered down from the rest of the range, including the 8.0in touchscreen fitted to high-spec versions - Hyundai says this is the largest available in the segment.

Hyundai’s Bluelink connected car platform can add app-controlled location tracking, live fuel prices and the ability to send navigation directions from your smartphone to the car.

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92 Hyundai i10 2019 reveal studio dashboard

Production will take place at Hyundai’s factory in Ä°zmit, Turkey alongside the Hyundai i20 supermini. 

The possibility of a true N performance model to rival the Volkswagen Up GTI later in the car’s life has not yet been ruled out, but it's unlikely to arrive before hot N variants of the larger i20 and Kona crossover, which are set to arrive in dealerships in early 2021. 


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si73 7 July 2020

The base car at £12k ish

The base car at £12k ish seems a lot until you see the price of the base up now, but the N seems a lot more than the up GTi, which seems like overpricing when it's less powerful than it's only competition.
Daxter 7 July 2020

*Visible Confusion*

So Basically it's £2000 more & less powerful than an Up! GTI?

I mean, are hyundai nuts or something?

Chris C 19 December 2019

Dodgy pricing

Hang on a minute, its sister car the Kia Picanto starts at £10,045 and the larger Hyundai i20 starts at £12,275. Anyone suspect they are going to do a Suzuki Swift and introduce a £2k scrappage discount shortly after launching a replacement model? Whatever, IMO its nose is ridiculously and pointlessly ugly.