Hyundai debuts

sporty new i10 N

Line

Hyundai i10 N Line, 2019, front
Hyundai i10 N Line, 2019, interior
Hyundai 45 concept, 2019

HYUNDAI has unveiled a new sporty version of its popular i10 city car.

Following the recent unveiling of the new i10, Hyundai has debuted its new i10 N Line at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The new model combines the design, connectivity and advanced safety of the new i10 with the sportiness of its popular N Line.

Available in Europe next summer, the i10 N Line is the fourth Hyundai model to be equipped with its dynamic trim level. It follows on from the successful N Line launch last year with the i30, followed by the i30 Fastback and, earlier this year, the Tucson.

Hyundai's latest N Line model is complemented by an exclusive 1.0 T-GDi engine for increased driving performance.It produces 99bhp and 172Nm torque.

Also offered is the 1.2-litre MPi four-cylinder with 83bhp and 118Nm torque. Both engines are available with a five-gear manual transmission.

he i10 N Line's features redesigned bumpers and grille, exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights. Other exclusive design features include the N Line emblem, i10 sign in red font, as well as a skid plate and diffuser.

Customers can also choose from a total of six exterior colours which can be combined with a two-tone roof.

Inside, the car nods to the design of race car interiors with N-branded steering wheel and gear shift lever, as well as red air vent rings and metal pedals. Sporty seats offer more support for performance-oriented driving precision.

Hyundai also unveiled the 45, an electric vehicle concept, at the IAA 2019.

The exterior styling of the 45 concept draws inspiration from the vehicle that first established Hyundai's design DNA, the 1974 Pony Coupe Concept.

Its character is defined by its monocoque-style body, aerodynamic and light-weight design inspired by aircrafts from the 1920s. The car's name also owes itself in part to the 45-degree angles at the front and rear, forming a diamond-shaped silhouette that points to the design direction of future EV models.

At the bottom of the door, a special garnish highlights its long-distance battery capability and, through active LED lights, drivers can see how much longer they can drive even before they get in the car.

The 45 uses side cameras instead of traditional wing mirrors to overcome visibility challenges caused by dirt gathering on the mirror offering progressively less visibility. It overcomes this by using an embedded turntable module, which rotates the lens past a brush to ensure perfect visibility at all times.

For occupants, the car delivers a comfortable and communal environment, with lounge chair-style rear seats and front seats that can rotate to face other passengers.

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