THE new N-Line version of Hyundai's highly-praised new i10 city car is set to arrive in dealerships at the end of this month priced from Â£16,195.
Along with Hyundai's other N-Line models, the i10 N-Line boasts a more sporty look inside and out as well as chassis enhancements specific to the model and a more powerful one litre, turbocharged petrol engine, offering 100PS and 172Nm of torque.
Styling changes include exterior features such as a bespoke front grille with integrated LED daytime running lamps, unique design 16-inch alloys, N-Line badging, dual chrome exhaust tips, rear LED combination lamps and red stripe finishing to the front and rear bumpers. Interior design features include an N-branded steering wheel and gear stick, cloth seats with red stitching, rear privacy glass, a black roof liner and red air vent details.
While it's billed as the sportiest model in the i10, range, performance isn't exactly electrifying with the new three-cylinder motor providing a 0-62mph time of 10.5 seconds and a 115mph top speed. Chassis changes should provide a more sporting drive, however, thanks to increased spring rates, longer rear bump stops and new rear shock absorbers with enhanced compression control.
The N-Line follows the rest of the i10 range with a high level of standard kit which includes an eight-inch infotainment display - although sat-nav is only available as part of the optional Tech Pack which adds Â£1,000 to the price.
Also on a long list of standard features are Bluetooth with steering wheel controls and voice recognition and a comprehensive range of driver convenience and safety features including lane departure warning with lane keep assist, driver attention warning, high beam assist and a forward collision warning System with integrated autonomous emergency braking.