Hyundai India has had the Venue N Line with a manual gearbox option, and we have hoped for a while that the i20 N Line would get it as well, even though it did come with a six-speed iMT unit. Well, our prayers have been answered and the i20 N Line now comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as part of a midlife refresh, launched at Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom onwards.
|N6 MT||Rs 9.99 lakh|
|N6 DCT||Rs 11.10 lakh|
|N8 MT||Rs 11.22 lakh|
|N8 DCT||Rs 12.32 lakh|
Much like the standard model, the changes are similar, starting with a revised set of LED headlights and LED DRLs, as well as a new alloy wheel design. Inside, it continues to get features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Bose sound system, connected car tech, a wireless phone charger, and automatic climate control. Standard safety features have been expanded and now includes six airbags, ESC, Hill Assist Control (HAC), ABS with EBD, and three-point seatbelts with reminders for all seats.
Under the hood, the six-speed manual gearbox replaces the six-speed iMT unit and is paired with a 120PS 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The seven-speed DCT gearbox option remains as is.
Currently, the 2023 Hyundai i20 doesn’t have a clear rival in the country, but the Tata Altroz with the iTurbo variants is the closest possible competitor.